Thursday, February 07, 2008

Grace's Birthday Party

We had Grace's birthday party this past Sunday. It was an American Girl-Patriotic-Campout theme and Grace planned almost everything by herself!
Tent
Phillip set up a tent in our backyard. It was a beautiful sunny day!

Table
Grace and I set up the craft table the night before. Everyone got various blue and white scrapbook papers, stickers and 2 blank bookmarks. We also set out scissors, ribbon and bowls of pretty beads.

Food
We had sandwiches (cucumber and chicken salad), pigs in a blanket (they were baking when I took this picture), grapes, blackberries, cheese and crackers, and garlic pretzels.

Grace
All seven girls ate lunch in the tent.

Straws
We had "Fruit Fizz" to drink. All you do is mix up a frozen can of your favorite juice, and add ginger ale.

Drink
We used Strawberry Blast juice.

Grace
The bookmark craft was a hit, and afterwards the girls played a game. Grace had hidden mini flags all over the house and everyone had to see how many they could find.

Cake
Here is the cake that Grace and I made.

Grace
Last of all, Grace opened her gifts. The two hours went by very quickly and everyone had fun. I gave out Valentine goodie bags to all the girls when they left. Thank you for looking at all the pictures!

36 comments:

Sheri said...

What a fun party! Great ideas! And a very happy birthday wish to Miss Grace!

Jennifer said...

How fun! Happy B-day, Grace!

Lady_MSnow said...

Looks like fun was had by all! :D

ola1@canada.com said...

what a lovely day! how fun! thanks for sharing the ideas you had for a great BDay celebration! Happy Birthday Grace!

Tracy said...

Looks like a simple, but fun party! I love the tent idea!

mamabear said...

That sounds like a totally fun birthday party!
Kudos to you and Grace for putting together an awesome party.

~dawn

LBP said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! What a fun party!

Blessings

Linda

Becky said...

What a fun party! Brings back memories of my own parties as a girl. My mom was just as creative. Happy Birthday Grace!

Anita said...

It really looks like the girls had lots of fun! What a funny bithday cake you had!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I would have loved a party like this as a girl. Way to go!

Just Mom said...

I LOVE IT!

Happy Birthday to your darling girl.

Amanda said...

Awesome! I wish I could have had parties like that when I was younger!

Has Grace seen the advertisements for the new American Girl movie?

If you don't want to go see it, I'm actually interested, so would be glad to take her some time. :)

craftymama said...

Very cool! Looks like so much fun! My daughter and I just started reading chapter books together so, I got her two American Girl books for Valentine's. She is busy planning her birthday party too...and it's not until July!!!

homebutnotalone said...

I like living in Northern Ireland, but it would also be nice to live somewhere where we could pitch our tent at this time of the year!! :-)

Sarah said...

What a fun day!

Mrs. C said...

I think it's great that Grace was such a big help planning the party. She will be quite the hostess when she's all grown up. ;)

dot said...

Now that was a different sort of party and it looked like it would be lots of fun!

Charity said...

What a great idea for a party! I love it! I really enjoyed AG books when I was her age. I love the fun straws too and all the other cute little touches!

Gena said...

It certainly looks like the girls had fun! I love the idea of the tent - my girls love sitting in those and playing.

Your birthday cake was beautiful!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to Grace! The party looked lovely and lots of fun - thanks for sharing all of the neat pictures :)

Angela said...

WOW !!! yummy foods & drinks:-). I love fruity fizz. Glad it was a fun day:-)
Have a wonderful evening!!!

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for sharing! My soon to be 6 year old enjoyed it so much, we read many American Girl Books and she loves the dolls! This sounded like a great idea for a party, everything sounds yummy too! Oh and my daughter wants to know if that is a *webkinz* Grace is opening in the last picture! lol kids have such an eye!

Kelly

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to Grace and I think her party looks really lovely.

Mary said...

Kelli,

Wow! It looks like the girls had a wonderful time. I like the idea of the craft table and making the bookmarks. It was also nice that you made Valentine goodie bags. A nice touch.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment on the cards that I made.

Blessings,
Mary

Jodi said...

Looks like a fun party! :o)

Mommy said...

Looks like *sooo* much fun! :)

Linda said...

What a great party! I like the craft table and how fun to eat in the tent. All your refreshments look yummy and the Fruit Fizz is new to me but sounds good. Linda

Mrs. Staggs said...

I'm glad to see that the birthday girl had such a wonderful time with her friends. Everything looks wonderful!

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary Kelli! It's a lovely give away.

Missy said...

how fun! the tent was a great idea :)

missy~

Judy said...

Oh, what fun. You make me want to be a kid again.

Brenda said...

Now what a great party.I wished I were her friend hehe.

TJ said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all! Hope your day went just as well.

We'll keep praying that spring comes soon!

Brenda said...

ohhh you guys are so lucky to have no snow!!! I am so jealous. But also glad to read that the party was a huge success and that every one had fun.

Storybook Woods said...

Happy Birthday Gracie, looks like soo much fun. Chloe would have loved it. Clarice-who can not even imagine having a campout in February but then sometimes in July it is still not warm enough

Monique said...

It looks like she had a lot of fun. The party looks great. Happy belated birthday Grace !!!! Many happy, healthy returns !!!!

Lori said...

Happy Belated Bday Grace.
Looks like a fun party. Lots of great ideas
Your cake turned out great.