Thursday, February 23, 2012

:: Family Happenings - ava's birthday {party}

Sick of the birthday posts yet?  I might be.
And I still haven't even posted about Reese's party {shame on me}.

Well, this year I needed to simplify things a bit, so I decided to not do a big par-tay {like last year}.
I was definitely tempted, don't get me wrong.
And I had the PERFECT party planned for Ava.
Ideas were flowing into that crazy brain of mine, left and right.
But, this year is just not the year.
So we decided to do a smaller party with her friends and their family one Sunday after church.
All I did was . . .
make this awesome pink ombre cake,
make cupcakes,
buy 4 pink flowers,
pink balloons for the decor,
put up a cute picture of the birthday girl
 . . . and that's about it.

I made this yummy, pink ombre cake for the missy.
Really easy to do, just a little time consuming.

We then had everyone write birthday wishes on the balloons
and then the kids let them off.
Ava LOVES this birthday tradition.


  1. Such a beautiful party! Everything you do for your family is beautiful! That cake is awesome!

  2. What a cute little girl! Looks like a fun party!

  3. Too cute. I did the same thing this year--simplify a bit. Last year I went a little nuts with my kids parties--pink puppy for the 1 year old and a bumble-bee party for the 4-year-old. they were cute, but a little over the top. I will say that our simplified winnie-the-pooh party last week was cute and simple and very enjoyable too. :)