Today we celebrated Anna’s 3rd birthday! Her actual birthday is not until the 13th but we decided with December being so busy, earlier rather than later would be better for a party date. The theme was Minnie Mouse as Anna is a devoted Mickey and Minnie fan! I am posting a lot of pictures!!!!!!!!! No really, I mean a lot!!!! I had such fun with the details of this party and couldn’t just pick a couple pictures of the day…… so even if you weren’t here, you get to see pretty much every detail! ;)
I had to figure a way to blend a party with all my Christmas decor and Minnie’s red and white made for endless “blending” possibilities!
This wreath was a total after-thought but it came out cute.The tag says…..
“ It may be a Minnie party….. but Anna’s 3rd Birthday is a BIG reason to celebrate!”
Our girls…… Bekah was just as hyper with anticipation for the festivities. She is a good big sis. :)
If you know me, you know that (in my opinion) there is NO reason for me to throw a party if I can’t have fun with the details. I love the chance to be creative and this party was no exception…… here are some of the little things that brought the party together.
Mickey and Minnie pots of daisies……
Carmel apples……. these were supposed to be my beautiful copies of the Minnie Mouse caramel apples at Disneyland, but alas….. after a couple hours of trial and error and a wonderful mom who was willing to help, we decided to just go with caramel apples drizzled with chocolate….. still fun.:)
Beautifully sewn goodie bags….. My wonderful friend Valerie volunteered to make these for me and they could not have been cuter. :)
The cupcakes and candy to decorate…….
Ok…. so enough with the treats, sweets and decor…… here are some pictures of the party…..
Anna and Grandpa (in his Mickey wear too)!
Bouncing, bouncing and bouncing……… Thank the Lord for bounce houses…… and thank you to our friends the Lees for letting us use theirs!!!! :)
Don’t be shy Anna……. dig right in!
and of course there were presents….. I always find present opening so funny at kid’s birthday party’s. All the kids get closer and closer and closer as the presents continue until you can’t even see the presents, you just see a bunch of little heads hovering over something.
Any party success I have ever had is only because I have help….. and there are two “elves” ,in particular, who are always by my side doing the grunt work and pretty much anything I throw their way or forget to do…… my mom and aunt Becky. What would I do without my 2 extra sets of hands? Thanks ladies for your help, love and support! :)
We had such a fun time celebrating our sweet Anna! She keeps us busy, always on our toes, but delights our hearts, makes us smile and is one of our most precious blessings!
Happy birthday to our vivacious, energetic, curious, strong, and happy little monkey! :)