Since the girls nursery is a birdhouse theme, I decided to use that for the theme of their first combined birthday party. I'm hoping I can get away with combining their parties for a long time. It took some effort to prepare for the party, but I kept reminding myself that I just had to do it once a year! It was fun to see it all come together and Anna loved talking about her party as we prepared for it.
|I tried to have bird themed food so I served these birdfeeders on a stick (peanut butter, mini chocolate chips and nuts on a preztel rod), deviled eggs, chicken minis and fruit.|
|I made this birdhouse cake for Anna.|
|And nest cupcakes for my baby bird. A big thanks to my friend Lori for showing me how to make them!|
|Can you tell she loved them?|
|Peep Smores for favors.|
|I found some adorable bird clothespins at World Market and used them for Haven's 12 month banner|
|And a banner of cute sister pics.|
|One day I might learn how to sew, but in the meantime I ordered these birdhouse print skirts off etsy.|
|I set up a craft table to make fruit loop bird feeders and paint wood feeders and was so excited that the kids really got into the crafts.|
|They turned out so cute!|
|And several of the kids were proud of their work.|
|Of course, the bounce house was a hit.|
We were so thankful for the friends and family who were able to come and celebrate with us.
|This was Haven's gift from Gigi and she makes a beeline to it whenever we go in the backyard.|
|My sweet, pregnant sister-in-laws. Courtney (left) is due June 7th and Sandy on August 21st (my birthday :).|
|I was determined to get a family picture and since none were very good, I decided to post the one that I looked best in. :)|
|Daddy with his baby girl.|
After it was over, I was so happy and relieved that the party went as well as it did!