Friday, July 30, 2010

A pretty pinktastic day...

On May 8th, our girl turned five. Can you believe it? I can't! Five seems like a milestone birthday to me. In honor of her big 5th birthday, we decided to take the plunge and have a birthday party with friends.

The birthday girl!

A great shot with Grandma & Grandpa.

I had known for about three years that whenever I did brave a birthday party, I was going to have a pink party--her favorite color--and base it off the book Pinkalicious--one of her favorites. I tried to keep it simple but found out that even carrying off simple is a lot of work!

Grandma fluffing and putting together the pink party poms

Unfortunately, I didn't get to take the pictures I wanted to take because I was being the hostess and I couldn't set all the stuff out too early because it was windy and looked like it was about to pour.
Moments before the party, the sky grew dark and I felt a raindrop or two. I nearly lost it. However, God smiled on us and gave us a beautiful morning to celebrate our girl's special day. So, although the morning didn't get documented exactly like I would have wanted, I know Lindy had a great celebration. I am thankful that one of my friends braved my camera and started shooting away and did capture a lot of the candid shots, as well as my dear dad who snapped away on his.

If you've read Pinkalicious, you know that she ate one too many pink cupcakes and turned pink. In order to cure her case of pinkititis, Dr. Wink told her she had to eat green, healthy foods. We had a variety of pink and green foods. I still think we have some of the pink foods lurking around the house but the pink pretzels and Whoppers did not last long. YUM!

A shot of the food. Pink pretzels, pink jelly beans, pink Whoppers, pink cupcakes, pink lemonade, green apples, green chips, broccoli, and more...

Upon arrival, the mostly pink clan decorated glittery wands and
the boys decorated wooden guitars and tanks.

Beck working on his guitar and making his guitar-playing daddy proud!

Miss Ashleigh resurrected her best teacher reading voice to read Pinkalicious to the guests.

After that, the kids decorated cupcakes, sang to the guest of honor, ate cupcakes, and pulled a cupcake pinata off of the tree (whoops), and watched Lindy open her wonderful gifts--many pink, sparkly, princessy, and incredibly girly--like her new pink and purple fishing pole. She even got a hot pink and bright periwinkle bicycle from Grandma and Grandpa. She got her first charm bracelet from us with a birthday cake charm to go on it.

Some of the girls showing off their cupcake creations. YUM!

The guest of honor hard at work.

Make a wish!

1-2-3-PULL! Our non-violent pinata didn't quite work as we had planned...

Yea for Mr. Don to hold it up and let the candy flow!

We LOVE our birthday girl!

Her first bike!

It was a great birthday morning! Lindy had a complete blast with so many of her sweet friends and we were honored and thankful so many people came to celebrate her special day. She is a blessed little girl!

After the guests left, the clean up crew quickly kicked into action. It was kind of sad to see all the pink disappear but all good things must come to an end. Later that afternoon, we drove to the little hill country town of Fredericksburg and went to the Rockbox Theatre. We had a super time rockin' and rollin' at this fun family show. We followed it up with some good German food at a local restaurant and made our way home.

It was definitely a very fun and full day! I'm thinking pizza and cake for next year, though...


Jcbaron99 said...

So cute! You did a fantastic job party planner ;0)
I miss the PINK days. Summer has moved on to blue as her favorite - GASP!! Jillian seems to like it though. Happy belated Birthday sweet Lindy!!

Kate said...

Looks fabulous in every pink way!!! Job well done, Mom!! :-)

I agree though...we are sort of on an every OTHER year kind of schedule with the birthday bashes (but even in the party off years, we DO have cake and fun...just quietly. At home. With just grandparents).

Your girl turned 5 in style!!!


Sharon Ankerich said...

What a fantastic party!!! Lindy is just beautiful!!! LOVE her dress. Happy birthday sweet girl!!!

myra said...

What a fun day! I have to get the book for Morgandy. I've heard such good things about it. Looks like you did a fantastic job with everything.

Happy Belated Birthday Lindy!

Football and Fried Rice said...

I LOVE all the pink!!! ((What the heck is that GREEN food doing at the PINKalcious party!?!)

I love how even Mom & Dad & Grandma & Grandpa wore pink!

Hmmm - you won't mind that Mya's 5th birthday might look ODDLY similar?! The cupcakes, OH MY! The decorations - OH MY!!!

Happy 5th Birthday, Miss Lindy!! I love your bike ;)

The Oswalds said...

What a perfectly pink party! Love all your ideas! So cute & fun!