Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Garden Party Planning

Tomorrow is my youngest's fourth birthday. Four. That means she'll be out of the church nursery, going to pre-school, getting her ears pierced and a few more whirly years and she'll be driving and out on her on. Like the Sara Groves song, "I know this conversation's a little premature, it's just that I've heard 18 years goes by like a blur." I am so proud of my wee youngest, and in this year where we hope to make her a big sister at last, I couldn't be happier to be celebrating her turning the grande ol' age of 4.
So how will we celebrate? I think if I had left it completely up to her, she probably would have chosen a Tangled party or a Little Mermaid or other some such princess, which would have been fine, but with the alur of all the pretty parties being pinned on pinterest, I couldn't resist choosing the theme.
We're having a garden party.
So tomorrow, I'll be very busy turning our back patio into a garden wonderland (pending rain, of course...)
Here are the plans:
DECORATIONS:

1. Flower poufs, both hanging from the limbs of the tree that grows on our patio and strung on banners.

3. Silk flowers, real flowers and pretty dishes.
FOOD:


I'll be using this recipe again. I really liked it for the sailboat cupcakes.
2. Watermelon Cake (made entirely out of fruit!)


turkey and mayo
sliced cheese
cream cheese and cucumber



PARTY FAVORS/ACTIVITIES:


(watering cans and flower stickers from Wal-Mart)
2. Decorate Garden Party hats
(hats on sale at the dollar spot in Target for $.30 each, silk flowers from the dollar store)

3. Each girl will also get a packet of flower seeds with a Thank You card as they leave the party.

I'll take lots of pictures and I can't wait to share the results with you!
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5 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love all the beautiful ideas - have fun!

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  2. This is a great idea. I really love the watermelon cake!!! The cupcakes were adorable as well. Stopping by from the creative hop. Hope you could stop by and follow me back. Thanks http://tootsabellarose.blogspot.com/2012/05/rapunzel-room-update.html

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  3. how wonderful - cannot wait to see your pictures!!! thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen

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  4. Thanks for sharing this great content, I really enjoyed the insign you bring to the topic, awesome stuff!


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