Cadence turns 6!

Birthday Parties, Create

In the months leading up to Cadence’s sixth Birthday, we tried to nail down one theme, but she just couldn’t decide! Then it hit me,

“Who says you have to pick one theme for a party?”

So, I made it a mix of all her favorite things (well, besides ‘LOL Surprise’ because that’s just taking it too far)

Unicorns, flamingos, flowers, rainbows, and swans….with a lot of sparkle and pink of course!

Let me just say that morning parties are the way to go. There’s no turning back for me! I love that doughnuts, fruit, and kolaches is as basic as it can be for mornings!

Having a December Birthday is always tricky because we never know if the weather will be nice enough for us to have it outside. This year it was too chilly, so everything was in the house. I planned a few simple activities to keep a bunch of toddlers-kindergarteners busy—

Necklace making with beads, Unicorn slime, and Dress up.

Overall, it was such a fun, over the top girlie party. Apart from my son and a few of his friends who did their own thing which included super heroes and Paw Patrol. 🙂

We are so blessed to have such a loving community to do life with and get to watch each other’s babies grow up together. When everyone was gone and I looked around my wreck of a home, I was actually so full of gratitude instead of stress. And unlike times in the past, I felt no need to rush and do the dishes or start franticly cleaning right away. Instead, we relaxed, played with new toys, read new books and talked about our favorite parts of the party. Just trying to soak in these sweet moments, because they really are flying by.

Now, the next day, that’s a different story, the cleaning frenzy was on. I mean I can’t function in mess very long.

I overheard a few of her friends saying,

“This is the best party ever!”

and I watched Cadence smiling and giggling the entire time.

My momma heart is happy.

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A big thank you to my husband for making amazing lattes for all of the moms the entire party long! To Melissa for making the amazing cake + cupcakes!  Tina for getting her the most perfect unicorn dress and taking these amazing pictures! Lauren and Kaylx who came over early to make a balloon arch! And my mom for giving the most prized gift of them all–the ultimate, over the top LOL Surprise! ( I still don’t understand the fascination with those things!)  And to all the family and friends who came to be part of her special day. Thank you-We love you!

It really does take a village.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like sources for anything you see!


Shopkin Party

Birthday Parties, Uncategorized

I think this was the easiest and most fun out of all of the parties I have planned. I mean, Shopkins are just SO cute, bright and fun! My daughter loved every bit of it! Oh, and this was my first time ever making a piñata! I love the taco Shopkin and couldn’t find one to purchase, so I gave it a try. I will post a separate tutorial for that soon!

I decided to turn their playroom into the PARTY ROOM! This worked out great, giving all of the kids somewhere to eat, craft and play!

Here’s a break down of this fun party!

Activities: A station for candy necklace making and Shopkin coloring, jump house and trampoline fun outside, piñata, “pin the chocolate chip on the cookie” game, and of course cake time and gift opening!

Food: Tortilla soup, beans, nachos, fruit cups with chili (thats how we do things in South Texas). There was no shortage of sweets at this party, including cake, cupcakes, and cookies, and lots of candy!

I would have to say that the cake and cookies totally stole the show. They were beyond amazing. So cute and yummy too!

My amazing friend Lauren Haines created the Happy Birthday Cookie poster for me. For the game we blindfolded the kiddos and let them try putting the chocolate chips on the cookie. It was super cute.

All sources are listed at the bottom 🙂

Shopkin Masks

Shopkin Dress

Name Banner

Bright Paper Straws

Cake/cookies/cupcakes: My amazing friend Lacie Panknin

Shopkin Party/treat bags

Shopkin Personalized Coloring Sheets

Shopkin Cookie Cutters