Monday, March 14, 2011

Violet's Garden Party

Back at the end of January, Violet celebrated her upcoming fifth birthday with a few friends.  She wanted a reprise of her first birthday, with a garden theme.  So a (very simple) garden party is what she got!  
To begin, Violet and her guests decorated styrofoam cups flower pots that had been previously personalized.

After they were decorated, we planted three kidney beans in each, so each party guest could experience a growing beanstalk over the coming weeks.

Violet, the fruititarian, snuck some strawberries before it was time to eat.  Being that it was her birthday and all, I let her.

We played "Pin the Bumble Bee on the Flower."  Amelie, Violet and Linus decorated the flower themselves.

Bet you never would have guessed.

Time to eat!  Pizza (thanks to Papa Johns), berries and veggies were on the menu.

The Big Kids:  William and Amelie

Rock and Lucy

Violet is excited. Can you tell?

Calico Critters!

Strawberry Shortcake!

A beautiful, purple, twirly dress

"Violet" cupcakes--purple petals and yellow centers.

Violet was quite pleased with them.
I'm a simple kid's party advocate.  And this smile confirms my feelings about simplicity!


Vivian Louise said...

I am a backer of your simple kid's party theory. For many reasons.

Did you decorate the cupcakes? They are adorable.

Lynn said...

Looks like a perfect (simple?!?) party. Too bad we were being selfish with our germs and had to miss all the fun. We love you sweet Violet!!!

Kay said...

those cupcakes rock!!! and i just love that party theme!!