Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My little Princess turns 4

Hear Ye! Hear ye!
Calling all Princesses and Princes too
Sydney is turning 4 and she is inviting you!

Sydney had her very first Birthday party with friends and what better theme than princess?  She has been to a couple princess parties and have loved them (mostly for the sake of dressing up).  Since I was unsure of how she would do with a party, I figured if nothing else, dressing up would cause her to be excited.  It worked!  She woke up and saw all the decor, (which you can't see in any pics of course..crepe paper, balloons, etc), put on her costume and oohed and ahhed over everything.  "It's my birthday party today!" 

We might have had more fun with the prep than anything else:
Shar was on the 'Pin the fire on the Dragons Mouth' game (she is AMAZING!) .  This was a good way to get the boys a little more involved
 Coco was on editing the book so Sydney was the main character in the book that Snow White was to read (all her idea...SHES AMAZING TOO!)
Ali was on cupcakes (AMAZING :), while Cameron, Sarka (friend of the family), Myself and Madison decorated and planned the events

The Party Begins: 
The Girls are waiting for the guests to arrive

 My little Princesses!

 Crown decorating after the bouncy house downstairs: (spray painted Burger King crowns)
Snow White arrives!  (Cousin Madison)

 Snow White reads to the kids A book about Princess Sydney and her birthday party.
 The food and goodie table: (Yes those are castle shaped sandwiches!) 
Almost all food is gluten/casein free (aside from sandwiches since we made one for Syd)
Party Favors: Swords and bags of fun dress up jewelry and gloves.   
Face Painting done by Snow White herself:

Pin the Fire on the dragon:
 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Sydney, happy birthday to you.

While opening gifts, many of the kids decided to help out. Rather than get upset about it, Sydney just turned to Cameron and sweetly said, "Everybody is helping me daddy".
 Her favorite gift of all: Tangled dress and set of Princess shoes.  Don't leave home without em!
Overall the event went off with a hitch!  My favorite part was just watching Sydney and her awareness of her special day.  She knew and understood that it was her birthday and that it was all about her.  Check her out on the chair with Madison in front of everyone!  She asked to sit there! (I could not believe it, she truly knew that it was her place and she seemed to be a bit entitled.  Oddly enough, I couldn't have been happier with that!) She also was very sweet when she opened her gifts saying, "oh wow" and "can I open it?" over and over. She had great reactions and it made it all worth it.  My baby girl is growing up!

1 comment:

Ashley Haug, First Step Fitness said...

SOOO CUTE!!! Great Job Mom! You pulled off one fantastic party that I think she will always remember. The pictures are priceless and it sounds like everyone had a great time! I wish I could have been there. I miss knowing your kiddos and seeing you be a Mom.

You are my inspiration!!!