Saturday, May 29, 2010
Polka Dot Party
We sent out invitations for Sammie's birthday party about five weeks ago. Then my water broke before we could actually have the party. Here are the invitations:
I'd like to take credit for them but I was lazy and ordered them on Etsy. I'll probably never make homemade invitations again.
Ever since Buster was born, Sammie reminded me daily that we still hadn't had her party. So this past week, I bit the bullet and threw the party. My mom came and helped me wrestle Ryan and did whatever else I ordered her to do.
What do you think the chances are this kid took a nap that day (after watching us prepare for the party?)
I have to admit that I had the attitude beforehand "just git 'er done" but it ended up being a lot of fun. Five-year-old girls are so easy to please.
The night before the party, I made Sam put together tissue paper balls and hang the polka dot lanterns. He is really good at stuff like that and I'm not. I tried to take a picture of him but he threatened that if I did, he would tear them down:
We had polka dot everything.
Treat bags with Dots candy and other dot favors:
The girls each got a necklace with their initial (I made all of these long before the baby came):
We played Twister:
and musical dots:
And we had a not-so-cute cake from Harmon's but Sammie didn't care.
We even had one little tiny friend in a polka dot tie (thanks for the onesie Heather!)
The party is done and she was happy. Here she is reveling in her loot.