Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Party Girl!

Although I am usually against a birthday party, choosing to do a fun family day instead, I finally broke down and agreed to Anna's incessant pleadings to have a party. It was a lot of low-key fun with family and neighbors, and my efforts felt rewarded when Anna announced at 5:01 (the party started at 5:00) that "this is THE BEST PARTY EVER!!!!!"

I went with a Fall theme, gambling on the weather. I was thrilled when the stars aligned to have a dry yard, a cool evening, and a house full of friends even on a week night!

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When you have a bunch of hungry kids coming over, you can never have enough desserts!

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Playing in the backyard was the main activity of the night, but I also set up a pumpkin-decorating table with glitter glue, paint pens, and a million stickers. It was a huge hit, even with the older kids! I just hope the glitter and paint claims of being washable were true - sorry parents!!

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Some of the nibbles, and we also ordered a stack of pizzas!

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Anna's party favors - s'mores bags!

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Auntie Ally and Cousin Danny were there, of course!

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Emily and Rebecca stopped by to say happy birthday!

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Grayson, Brooklyn, and Hudson

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Bria, Austin, and Jake

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All of the kids decorating their pumpkins! You can see Henry and Hollis in there with their pretty mom Elizabeth.

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Birthday girl!

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We waited until after everyone had gone home to unwrap presents, and Danny stayed to help!

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We had a wonderful time at the party and with all of our friends - thank you everyone, for coming and celebrating our birthday girl!

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