Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The birthday party

I never posted about the girls' birthday party.
Kaylee turned 1
Isabelle turned 2

We had a church activity earlier in the year
where they played music
and occasional games
(think the limbo, hokey pokey etc)
and everyone just had snacks and danced

the girls loved it!
1st-its fun to dance
2nd-its fun to see adults (your parents and grandparents) dancing

So after that night, Amber decided to throw the same kind of party for their birthdays
since its something they would enjoy as well as the adults present.

She held it in our local church so there would be plenty of dancing space.

She had a Safari theme.
and it was 

She spent time during naps for the weeks previous to the party
(not sure exactly how long it took her)
to make great decorations from cardboard.

Safari hat and binoculars.

I loved this sign!
She had placed small plastic animals all around the room for the kids to find and collect
as their goody bag.

It was so cute!

The food table:

The kids table
(with homemade safari jeep...wish I had a close up of that!)

We made t-shirts for the girls with their ages appliqu├ęd on the front.

the dancing began even before the party got going

Mom and Dad came and danced up a storm too.

The teenageer.
Trying to ignore the mom.

Amber's sister made the cake and cupcakes.
They looked (and tasted) great!

When it was time for the smash cake, Kaylee wasn't sure what to think.
She stuck her fingers in but just couldn't get excited about the icing on her hands.

Isabelle decided, once Kaylee was done, that she should give it a go.
But she didn't like the frosting on her hands either so she just fed small bits to dad.

Present opening, though.
That was something Isabelle could understand!

Kaylee was kind of tuckered out at this point but she enjoyed her gifts from the relaxation of the stroller

I gave the girls the quiet books I had made.

And we danced!
Kids, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents --all having a great time on the dance floor!

Isabelle danced and also spent some time enjoying the new gifts!

 It was a partaaay!

I wish I'd gotten a picture of the 20 somethings dancing.
They were impressively energetic.
The DJ said afterwards that what we lacked in quantity we made up for in quality!


  1. I love this so much! What a fun idea, to dance! Little kids love dancing, and it breaks the ice for the embarrassing adults. I love it! Way to go Amber! Also, those quiet books are really something else. You're amazing.