I posted photos of my daughter’s fifth birthday last week, but just in case any of you have children who love Sound of Music, I wanted to share a post of some of the fun, simple ways I incorporated the theme. While this is hardly a Pinterest-worthy party, I couldn’t exactly find a lot of ideas out there, either. Forewarning: Despite my better judgement, I did pull movie images from the internet.
Little Miss K has loved Wizard of Oz for a couple of years, so it was natural that she wanted a “Dorothy” birthday party. I can’t believe this girl is already four years old! Her birth feels like yesterday. We had a great time celebrating with family and close friends My mom did a great job with the cake. I found the figurines for it on ebay – they were from the 2013 McDonald’s Happy Meals. I had fun designing the decorations and coming up with food ideas – there wasn’t much out there on Pinterest, believe it or not. Here’s what we did:
Yellow brick road: egg casserole
Over the rainbow: fruit rainbow
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!: animal crackers
Ruby slippers: Hot Tamales
Witch’s broomsticks: pretzels
Tin man hats: Hershey’s kisses
Aunt Em’s fresh squeezed juice: You guessed it – juice!
Since Lil’ Miss K loves kitties and doesn’t watch cartoons, I chose Hello Kitty for her birthday theme. We kept it pretty simple this year with immediate family, simple decorations, and an easy (but cute!) cake. Her favorite gift was a baby stroller to push her babies in, but my favorite was her new Strider bike!
Here are a few shots of Baby K’s birthday party decor. Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of all the cute hanging paper spirals, zoo animals, and balloons. It was by no means Pinterest-worthy, but I had fun planning – especially putting together the photo collages! And of course I had to throw in one photo of the cute birthday girl. 🙂
Happy 10th birthday to my nephew! We celebrated his birthday this weekend with a Minecraft theme, and as you can see he was pretty excited about it.