As I mentioned previously, I secured a shelter in the woods for the girls' joint birthday party. It was a really crappy overcast day, but the rain held off for the most part. The kids had fun playing with balls, frisbees, and cornhole in the field near the shelter.
I wanted each girl to have their own theme, so neither one would feel shafted by the joint-ness of the party. Adriana's theme was a no-brainer...she LOVES the Disney fairies, specifically Fawn, and had been requesting a Fawn party for months. Lucia is only one, so theme-picking was up to me. I hadn't been getting a lot of sleep, so my brain went "The party is in the woods. Fairies are in the woods. Owls are in the woods. I like owls. OWLS!"
This led to some awkward homemade (but dirt cheap!) invites.
And an awkward (but pretty and deeeeeeeeelicious!) cake.
|Akronites: You haven't lived until you've had West Side Bakery cake.|
This is a dark picture, but I was pretty pleased with the goody bags. I was going to put some fairy stickers on the flower bag, but I kept thinking "Stop making owls and fairies happen! It's not going to happen!" in my best Regina George voice.
|I make a lot of stupid faces.|
|More stupid faces.|
|Attempt #1 at a decent family shot (fail)|
|Attempt #2 at a decent family shot (better, but fail)|
|I'm gonna do it too! (quote anyone?)|
|This birthday is horseshit! (I'm very quotey today).|
|I'm sorry I made you eat cake, baby.|
|Adriana was less traumatized by her cake experience.|
Adriana was a big fan of her new bike.
Lucia was a big fan of the bow.
All in all, it was a good party. Casual, the kids had fun, and it wasn't at my house so we could just dump our shit in a trashcan and go home. Yay!