Jun 21, 2014

Cille's Un-Frozen Birthday Party, Part 1

Cille is pretty into the movie Frozen (like every other little girl in America) and we decided that it would make the perfect theme for her birthday party.  Only problem?  Cille's birthday is in late June, a decidedly UN-frozen time in South Louisiana.  We did not let that deter us.  We sent our Elsa and Anna themed invitations to Cille's Un-Frozen Birthday Party, and added that we'd be doing whatever snow does in summer.  My friend Katie made this awesome shirt for the birthday girl.  I did not put her birthday number on it because I plan for her to reuse it when we go to Frozen on Ice next MAY.  Seriously, we already had to buy tickets to a children's event that is a year away because they were in danger of selling out...

I gave Cille what she calls an "Elsa braid" for the big day...

Our friend down the street had a Frozen birthday party a couple of weeks before Cille's, and her mom was awesome enough to loan us her decorations and let us rip off some of her ideas, like this sign for the front door.  We should actually just leave this sign up year round, because we never hear our doorbell...
The entry table was easy to decorate with a book, Cille's invitation, and some original artwork from our talented cousin Anna.  I added Cille's Easter basket to the table in hopes that her party favors would be delivered from Amazon before her guests showed up.  They were not, so we had an empty basket of favors during the party and had to mail out Little Golden Books with our thank you notes...
Our friend had a real live Elsa at her party, and when Damon saw that he knew Cille had to have one too.  I did not think one was necessary, so I left that task to him.  He found one nearby who had availability and she turned out to be well worth the fee.  She had guests lined up to get their makeup and nails done by a real princess.  Here's Cille showing off Elsa's handiwork...

I put blue Hawaiian Punch and lots of ice into this container and added a sign to the outside that said "Elsa's Icy Punch."  It helped the kids stay hydrated outside on a hot summer day...
Our bouncer is a party staple.  Cille and Trevor had tons of fun bouncing around together.  Should I be worried that all Cille's best friends are boys?






Speaking of best friends, I had a huge surprise at this party.  My long-lost Jenny came with her four precious little Sharbono's.  Nathan was working, but hey, you can't have everything.  It was so good to see Jen and fantastic to sneak in some cuddles with baby Jude, who celebrated his first birthday before I ever even laid eyes on him.  I had to sneak the cuddles because Watts was not a fan of me snuggling another baby boy...
Elsa in action...
Girls are hilarious.  How long do you think boys would wait patiently in line for anything at a birthday party?

Inside we set up a "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" station at the kids' table.  We used campfire marshmallows, jumbo marshmallows, pretzels, baby carrots, and food markers to create the snowmen.  The kids had lots of fun with this, even though it was a bit messy.  We might or might not still be finding hidden marshmallows around our house.  No comment...
More party fun to come...

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