Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Look Back - Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party

I think the more kids you have, the crazier you become.  It really is a good thing we stopped June because anymore kids would send me farther over the edge.  Yes, farther because I'm pretty sure I'm at least partly living in Crazy Town.

Example of my crazy was throwing the Wee One a birthday party when June was 2 weeks old.  See, I could have had it at the park or Chuck E Cheese's, but no I had to throw her a Strawberry Shortcake birthday because that's what you do when you live in Crazy Town.  

She's Three!



Invites





See that blank spot?  That's because I have no memory of doing an invite and record of one.  People managed to show up so there must have been something.

The Scene -The party ended up being a variation of Vintage Strawberry Shortcake picnic party.  The colors were pink, red, and green with daisies and strawberries.  The Wee One has a July birthday and that means very little decorating needs to be done.  It's hot, the tundra gets hot, and we spend most of our time in the inflatable water slide.








Food - We had fried chicken, grilled corn on the cob, blueberry muffins, pasta salad, potato salad, and strawberry applesauce.  That applesauce was so good it is still in my freezer - untouched.  That means I've had it for almost a year and I moved it.  

The food was served in wax paper lined baskets.  The guests had their choice of pasta salad or potato salad served in small cups.


The kid tables were done with green disposable placements and a gingham runner made from fabric.  
Strawberry lemonade and lemon water to drink.

The cake was a double decker strawberry shortcake.



The Fun - We had the inflatable water slide, chalk, an enchilada (pinata for those who don't speak Wee One), and plenty of running around.



The Favors and Thank You - Each guest received some chalk, berry flavored lip balm, a jump rope, a visor, and some candy from the pinata.  

The green berry baskets were lined with the same gingham fabric as the table runner.  
And the thank you cards that never happened.  Confession:  I am really bad about Thank You cards.  Really bad.  Maybe a mid-year resolution?

This was as good as it was going to get.
So I am only behind two birthday parties now?  Maybe it's denial that my kiddos are growing up.  Probably not.

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