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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Big 7!

The Big 7th!
Tinkerbell/Pink and Green theme. Love party prep, but hostessing is not my true calling. Not sure what my true calling is...
Anyway... The party was fun! Time for Show and Tell!
I got the fabric lollipop bouquet craft idea here. Aren't they fun? (Thanks Nancy!)
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Paper lanterns- Inspiration from the American Girl Fashion Show. Found at Hobby Lobby, of course. Ornaments add that extra sparkle.

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Fairy/Cake mugs found at TJ Maxx. Used as party favors/place cards for the guests.

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Wish I had a Cricut when I made these! I almost called you, Elise, but I ran out of time.:( They were worth the effort....

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Favors for the little girlies.:)

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Ready for the doorbell to ring!

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Slumber Party/Autograph Books! If you'd like to print some out, just go here.

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Here's a peek inside... The girls loved filling them out! A great "ice breaker"...

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Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry yogurt for dipping. We got the idea from The American Girl Cafe.:)

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Katie put the fruit kabobs together. My future party planner.:) Look Lindsay and Jessica, she is wearing the darling owl shirt you sent her for her birthday!

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Heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...
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First thing we did was make custom bath salts. Gardenia, Vanilla, Honey Almond, Coconut or Lemon Verbena... We even added food coloring!

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Then it was time to sign autograph books!

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Amanda was the BEST helper! I could not have done it without her. She welcomed all the guests, took care of the girls that arrived a bit late and was even my Bingo caller. What a rock star.:) (Jeff was the pinata hanger, dish washer, popcorn popper and cake cutter. He even offered to run out (away?) and get me dinner from P.F. Chang's. Love you, Honey.)

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Can't believe she is SEVEN.

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Tinkerbell Bingo.
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Snooze-a-Palooza is a great book for party games and crafts. Published by American Girl, of course.:)

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Hot Potato is fun to play as long as everyone wins a prize. I'm all about warm fuzzies and photo opps.:)

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Then we headed upstairs to see Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure! None of the girls had seen it yet so they were all excited.:) Pillows and blankets were set out for snuggling, pinata candy was ready for munching and popcorn was popping...

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Such cuties!

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Target $1 aisle:)

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Pajama parties are a blast!

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I prefer a traditional birthday cake myself, but Katie was all about the Cookie Cake this year. Why not?:)

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No puffy cheeks!:)

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Now I can rest for another year. Wait, I do believe another birthday is right around the corner! I'm going to take a nap...

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27 comments:

Susan said...

That party looks fabulous! And such great creative ideas. I may steal all of them for one of my girls parties next year (especially since neither of them got a party this year).

Happy Birthday to your sweet 7 year old! I too have a 7 year old and don't know where the time went.

Angie said...

Oh my gosh! I sure wish I was there..that looks fabulous. Really is there anything more girly than a Tinkerbell party? The colors are just so stinkin' cute! Did you make that cookie...that is what we are making for sissy's birthday, too..she is not a cake girl! I am gonna have to try the polka dots on hers...thanks for the idea! Oh...and Happy 7th Katie!!!

Hugs ~ Angie

p.s. Girl....I am so enjoying the bubble bath you sent me..that stuff should be called Heaven in a Bottle!!!

Jill said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything!!! you did an amazing job...and your calling- you sweet friend have many- fabulous mom, precious friend, teacher, artist...ect.ect.! and on the tired note...what were we thinking??? I'm to old to celebrate this close together! :)
Happy Birthday Katie!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

How fun and cute... Love the pink and green... Looks like the girls had a GREAT time, I think I might like some bath salts! ;)

Lindsay-ann said...

WOW Katie's 7th birthday party looked amazing. I can tell she is having the most wonderful time thanks to you Lori. From the pretty decorations right to the heart shaped sandwiches everything looked just perfect. I love the autograph books too, what a great idea. Glad that you had help from Amanda and Jeff. You certainly deserve a rest today.
Lindsay
x

SmallWorld at Home said...

What a fantastic party!! I miss those little girl parties already! Mine is 12 now and out of the sweet fairy-ish stage...

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

W-o-w!! You amaze me. This all looks fantastic!

Kim's Treasures said...

Such a fun birthday for a 7 year old! Happy Birthday!

PF Chengs...yummy!!!

Have a great day!
Kim

mysteryhistorymom said...

You are all so sweet! You make me feel amazing! Angie- No, I did not make the cookie cake, but I know YOU can!:) Great American Cookie... Lori

Polka Dot Moon said...

You are a FABULOUS party planner & hostess! Look at all of their faces; you can see that they had the best time! And how cute is your Amanda! And your hubby is fabulous too!!!

Happy Birthday Katie!!!

Fran. said...

"Happy Birthday Katie!!" What a wow factor!! I just love the lollipop ideal, I'm gonna have to check that one out!! I bet they'd be cute in any color, but I'm thinking traditional Christmas colors! I know your tired!! LOL but can't wait to see what you do next!! Oh by the way, don't forget to take some time for yourself!! You need and deserve it!! XO fran.

Eileen said...

This looked like so much fun! I'm sure the girls had a blast!
And so nice for you to have that extra bit of help!
I have a daughter like that too! I don't know what I'd do without her!
And it's nice to have a good husband too!
You are Blessed!

Love all your ideas!
Great job!
And Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Love to you,
Eileen

Tristan said...

oh my goodness!!!!! I am totally flying you in to help with this baby girls birthday parties..LOL.

what a fantastic job!!
looks like soooo much fun!

Yarni Gras! said...

what a wonderful party! everything looks so fabulous and wonderful!
This year, Curly Girl is having a cooking/slumber party.....(yes, I'm sewing 10 aprons for them to decorate!) I wish you were here to help me, you have FAB ideas!!!!

KKJD1 said...

Happy Birhtday Katie!
Lori, where were you when I had my b-day parties mine were such a bore, looks like great fun and everything was beautiful including all the girls! Blessings,Karen

L.B. said...

Lori! What a fun party! Can I be Katie's friend and join the fun next time! One is never too young to enjoy a good slumber party : )
Seriously though you always outdo yourself.

Lori

Nancy said...

So so cute. Everything turned out divine! I am actually doing a repeat of this party for my oldest. I love the AG ideas from that issue. Yours turned out so awesome. Love it.
BY the way, I tagged you on my blog. Happy day to you. xoxo Nancy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I am with you Lori... I love the party prep but hostessing children is not my forte even though I've been told it is! I'd much rather do the prepping!

I LOOOOOVE everything you did-Another perfect party for the books little sister!

The photos are wonderful!

Hey, have a great Thanksgiving week...

Love,
Me~♥
P.S. I really like Amanda's hair!

Firefly Hill said...

Lori...it all looks so darn cute! You did a fabulous job...I bet they all had so much fun. Happy Birthday to your sweetie!

xo,

annie

Amy said...

Great party! I think you're a great hostess!! Everything looks so wonderful!

Ruth said...

That looks like a fabulous party. So many wonderful ideas. I am sure all the girls loved it. Nice to have such great helpers, too.

Ruth

fairychildheirlooms said...

what a fabulous party for sweet Katie!
my own super helper Allyson took over with Samantha's party too. love having the help but... well... makes me sad they are growing up so fast.

:)

fairychildheirlooms said...

what a fabulous party for sweet Katie!
my own super helper Allyson took over with Samantha's party too. love having the help but... well... makes me sad they are growing up so fast.

:)

Olenka said...

AWW what a beautiful party! and 7!! Awww.. Time sure does fly! Happy Belated to your sweet little one! and you are one crafty lady!! ((huggs))

Lori said...

Oh I miss having those theme birthday parties with my children. Your photos were wonderful and what a great 7th birthday. One that she will remember for a very long time!!!

Jerelene said...

What a great party!! You should do that professionally!! The pics of all the kids are adorable..(esp. yours!!)
Happy 7th Birthday Katie!!
Thanks for sharing this fun time with everyone :)
Love and Hugs...Jerelene

Amy R. said...

This party looked super fun! You did an awesome job! I am planning my daughter's party too for next weekend. I want to make some of those labels like you have on your bath salts. Can you send me the link to blonde designs? I could not find the labels when I did a search. Thanks a bunch!
Amy
athomeamy1@windstream.net