Ohmigosh, you guys, my Mickey party was AWESOME! The weather held out, luckily, so we got to go to the park rather than Plan B – something Grammy Boo and Mommy were both relieved about.
Do you want to see some pictures? If you don’t, ummmm, sorry – too bad. My blog – and I have TONS of pictures.
Saturday morning, I got up *super* early so as not to miss a thing. Mommy had breakfast with me and then went to pick up her former student, Ethan, who was helping us out for the day. They stopped at Party City to pick up balloons and then set off to the park to set up. (Mommy had forgotten to give Grammy Boo the money for the catered food the night before, so Grammy Boo and Coach paid for it and brought it to the party – which was just as well since Mommy’s car was STUFFED to capacity with snacks, centerpieces, paper goods, cakepops, cake, and balloons.)
This table held the beverages and the paper goods; the beverage dispensers were filled with “Clubhouse Punch” (1/2 juice & 1/2 water), “Minnie’s Pink Lemonade” (sugar free), and “Oh Toodles Iced Tea.” Those water bottles that Cousin Meredith helped label were in the ice bucket on the right.
For the kids, we had straw cups that Mommy personalized with Mickey silhouettes and everyone’s name. Grammy Boo and Coach helped put the Mickey stickers I got in Disney World on the back of them.
For lunch, we had an Italian combo hero, tomato-mozzarella salad, and wraps (chicken & veggie) from the caterer, and circle sandwiches (peanut butter & jelly, cream cheese & jelly, and just jelly) that Mommy and Grammy Boo made. (The sandwiches were *supposed* to be Mickey-shaped, but the cookie cutter was bigger than the bread! Mommy did NOT want just regular boring bread shaped sandwiches, so Grammy Boo came up with the genius plan of cutting them into circles – with my sippy cup! They turned out great.)
We also had rainbow fruit skewers that Daddy stayed up late to make to Mommy’s exacting specifications. Next time, he prefers if we just have fruit salad… Also, you can see one of the center pieces. The big Mickey in the center is painted styrofoam balls on a dowel, and then there was floral foam in the bucket to anchor the cakepops, and paperfill on top.
It deserves a second look, right?
Luke (my Music for Aardvarks teacher) was, unfortunately, busy on Saturday so he sent his friend Max to play music for us. Remember how I said I got up super early? By the time Max got started, I was SUPER cranky, but everyone else had a great time! I only have pictures with camera-shy friends in them, so you’ll just have to take my word that it was fun.
After the music, we had lunch – and a cakepop gave me a second wind. Also, I finally got my hands on the Mickey balloon I’d been coveting, so I was in a better mood to blow out my candles.
Patty at Tutu Cute Creations made my shirt and it is my new favorite – Mommy let me try it on when it arrived and I didn’t want to take it off!
After cake, I played on the playground with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle David, Aunt Angela, and Aunt Rebecca. I was having so much fun, I outlasted *everyone* and played right through nap time; by the time we got home, I was EXHAUSTED.
It was so nice to see most of my family and friends all in one place (we miss Uncle Matt!), and I had a great day. AND, my actual birthday is yet to come (Wednesday) – we’re going to the beach AND then we head off to Rocking Horse Ranch for a few days next week. This summer has been pretty awesome start to finish!