Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ella's Sweet Shoppe!

Ella's birthday party was centered around a sweet shoppe theme, which unfortunately was not my original idea, but one I saw on the blog A Little Loveliness. It was super fun to plan for and pull off. Everyone was happy with it, except some parents were a bit alarmed at the huge amount of sugar...but, hey, it was a party...so live a little!

Ella's friend Cullen after enjoying his strawberry cupcake with strawberry icing.

Ella's cousin Samuel

Ella's cousin Kell

A gumdrop wreath welcomed guests at the front door and these gumdrop balls were hung on the kitchen lights.

Ella's cousin Ellison and outside fun with cousins and friends. Dad bought this wagon to pull behind the ride on tractor when he first became sick - it has brought a lot of fun just as he hoped it would!

looks yummy to me!

our friends!

opening presents!

let's have the cupcakes!

these are from last week when we shared butterfly sugar cookies (with pink icing and sprinkles!) with Ella's preschool friends...

Ella had about week long celebration all in all and enjoyed every bit of it. She loves telling people, "I two!" as she holds up all five fingers.


tamara said...

Cute, cute, cute!! What a great idea for a party. None of that character stuff. And, of course, I had to peruse the other blog. My kids' parties are pathetic compared to the ideas she has. Oh well - maybe I'll get creative next time.

Katie said...

Kristin, the decorations are too cute!! Wish we could have been there!

The Khans said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun. I need to get pointers from you and Betsy about birthday party ideas. You guys always have fun parties for the kids.

Mom of 2 Maniacs said...

great pictures. it was a good time.

Rebecca said...

Do you have any leftovers? YUMMY!