We had Grace's birthday party this past Sunday. It was an American Girl-Patriotic-Campout theme and Grace planned almost everything by herself!
Phillip set up a tent in our backyard. It was a beautiful sunny day!
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.
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.
All seven girls ate lunch in the tent.
We had "Fruit Fizz" to drink. All you do is mix up a frozen can of your favorite juice, and add ginger ale.
We used Strawberry Blast juice.
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.
Here is the cake that Grace and I made.
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!
What a fun party! Great ideas! And a very happy birthday wish to Miss Grace!
How fun! Happy B-day, Grace!
Looks like fun was had by all! :D
what a lovely day! how fun! thanks for sharing the ideas you had for a great BDay celebration! Happy Birthday Grace!
Looks like a simple, but fun party! I love the tent idea!
That sounds like a totally fun birthday party!
Kudos to you and Grace for putting together an awesome party.
Looks like everyone had a great time! What a fun party!
What a fun party! Brings back memories of my own parties as a girl. My mom was just as creative. Happy Birthday Grace!
It really looks like the girls had lots of fun! What a funny bithday cake you had!
I would have loved a party like this as a girl. Way to go!
I LOVE IT!
Happy Birthday to your darling girl.
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. :)
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!!!
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!! :-)
What a fun day!
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. ;)
Now that was a different sort of party and it looked like it would be lots of fun!
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!
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!
Happy Birthday to Grace! The party looked lovely and lots of fun - thanks for sharing all of the neat pictures :)
WOW !!! yummy foods & drinks:-). I love fruity fizz. Glad it was a fun day:-)
Have a wonderful evening!!!
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!
Happy Birthday to Grace and I think her party looks really lovely.
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.
Looks like a fun party! :o)
Looks like *sooo* much fun! :)
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
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.
how fun! the tent was a great idea :)
Oh, what fun. You make me want to be a kid again.
Now what a great party.I wished I were her friend hehe.
Sounds like a good time was had by all! Hope your day went just as well.
We'll keep praying that spring comes soon!
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.
It looks like she had a lot of fun. The party looks great. Happy belated birthday Grace !!!! Many happy, healthy returns !!!!
Happy Belated Bday Grace.
Looks like a fun party. Lots of great ideas
Your cake turned out great.
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