Jun 20, 2015

Cille's 5th Birthday Party, Part 1

For her 5th birthday, Cille chose a princess party.  This was super easy for Mom, since we had a princess party when Stella turned 3.  I was able to recycle some of our ideas that worked well in the past, scrap the ones that were less than stellar, and even add some new elements from princess movies that have come out since our last royal celebration.  A must-have at any princess party is a platter of poisoned apples...
Since we had Elsa at Cille's last party and she was a big hit, I decided to have a princess at this party as well.  One of Cille's former afternoon teachers at preschool makes a better Tinkerbell than the real ones at Disney, so I decided Tink was close enough to a princess for our purposes.  Taylor was so cute and the kids adored her...
We went with an assortment of princess themed Little Golden Books for party favors...
We recycled our "Love is an open door, so come right in!" sign from our party last year, and added a "Welcome to Princess Cille's Castle" sign because the little girl across the street was having her birthday party at the same time as ours.  Believe it or not, we have hosted guests who wandered into the wrong party before, so we thought this might help with any confusion...
The adult party in full swing in the kitchen...
Lots of Mommy's friends came to Cille's party so it was great to see them...
Our cousins joined us also!  Unfortunately, we were too busy scrambling around with party tasks to do much catching up, but now they know how to find us, so hopefully they'll come back soon and we can visit in the midst of just our normal chaos, which is much more low key than our birthday party level of chaos...
One of our party attractions was "Rapunzel's Painting Easel with Pascal."  This was a genius use of stuff we already had to make the party seem well-themed, if I do say so myself...
We made sure to have a freezer full of popsicles for hot little boys like this one...

How cute is this little sweetie getting her manicure from Tinkerbell?
Cille and her friends...
Time for the princess test in Tiana's Frog Kissing Booth!  I told the kids if they were real royalty their kisses would turn this frog into a prince...
Unfortunately, it takes about 15 minutes for the kisses to work their magic, so we had Cinderella's Slipper Race while we waited.  We had to break the kids up into different age groups, which was a first for one of our parties...
The kids all put one of their shoes into a bucket and then raced across the yard, retrieved and put on their "slipper," and raced back..
As you can see from all these bare feet, the rules were pretty flexible...
Captain America was ready to race in the 3 and under division...
More fun with Pascal...

And where was our baby sister during all this activity?  Loving on Missy, of course...


More party fun to come!

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