Sorry for so many non-bookish posts but I have to talk about my sweet Julia's birthday. She turned two on June 28!!! I can't believe she's two already! Julia loves the movie Frozen so her birthday party was Frozen themed.
I made her Anna and Elsa cakes and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I don't love Elsa (I had lots of problems with her) but I think Anna turned out pretty good!
I also ordered some really cool Frozen themed cookies from a local bakery. They turned out great!!
We had about 10-15 kids under the age of five so I had to come up with some fun activities for them. We had a water table and some other outside toys and I made 'snow' and homemade sidewalk paint. They were a HUGE hit. The kids had such a blast. The snow was messy to make but the kids loved it! I don't have any pictures that I can post but here is a link to the recipe I used. I wasn't a huge fan of the sidewalk paint (it took a lot to actually be visible) but the kids loved it. I made this recipe and it was super easy. I was so worried that I would have a bunch of bored toddlers to contend with but they were happy as clams and Julia had the time of her life.
We got Julia an American Girl Bitty Baby for her birthday and a little doll furniture set that I picked up at Black Friday. Note to self: don't try to set up complicated children's toys at 9:00 pm after hosting a birthday party. My brain was shot and it took way longer than necessary.
This is what it looked like when we started. The hubs had to finally come in and help me out because I was just making a mess.
This is the end result. She loved it! And the Bitty Baby is such a cute little doll. I'm so happy we got it for her. I was lucky to read something online that said that Bitty Baby fits into preemie size clothing so the doll already has a huge wardrobe courtesy of the Wal-Mart clearance racks.
Anyway enough babbling, I'm so glad to only have one little one because planning her birthday party was exhausting! I don't think I could do it more than once a year!