I love etsy and pinterest! It makes party planning even easier. I found her printable invitations and cupcake toppers here. A few days before the big event, the girls and I went to Hobby Lobby to get ribbon, plates, napkins, ect.
One of the best ideas I've ever had was asking Jordan, a precious teen from church, to come help me. She made everything so much easier, especially since my sister couldn't be here. Jordan pitched in and did stuff before I could even ask her to. It.was.wonderful.
On the day of the party, Ava was in full dress up mode by 10 am (the party started at 6 pm)...sparkley dress, tiara, jewelry, lip gloss, glitter eyeshadow... She couldn't wait for her friends to arrive. It was such a fun night. The kids played and giggled for hours. There's nothing better than having family and friends around and seeing your child laughing and having the time of her life.
I went to bed that night very, very thankful (and very tired:).
|Ava & Tuesday|
|I love crafting.|
|Thankfully, I just had to raid the playroom to come up with plenty of things!|
|Niki & Mary Abbott|
|Mimi (I have a feeling my mom was worn out from all the stuff I had her doing before!), Papa, & Addison with her tutu on|
|I borrowed my friend's Pampered Chef kit. Loved it so much I bought one.|
|Britt saw this idea on Pinterest and passed it along to me. They made edible jewelry out of chocolate covered pretzels, fruit loops, cheerios, and gummy lifesavers.|
|"wardrobe change" #457|
|Mary Catherine, Shannon, Maria, & Daisy|
|the "big" girls doing A's makeup|
|Ava & Lexie|
|Sweet girls! Amelia, Maddie, Abby, Hannah Mae, Irby, Lexie, Paisley, Ava, Caitlyn, Mary Catherine, Macy Claire, & Mary Abbott|