Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Actual Birthday Party!

Oh Molly had been looking forward to this day FOREVER! She has been asking me for more than 6 months... really no kidding! She could not wait for her birthday and especially her birthday party! She had been planning who she was going to invite and who she was not going to invite... let me explain... we had talked about who would be coming and started talking about who was in her primary class. Really there are not that many kids her age in the ward. While talking about it we decided that maybe boys wouldn't like the tea party idea as much as the girls would. So we talked about the girls in her class and really there are 2 other girls her age, the rest boys! She spends a lot of time with London who is a good friend and then she also invited another friend Elizabeth. She kept saying things like... I'll tell Graden (a boy her class) that he's not invited. She wasn't trying to be mean, but she was just so matter of fact... I can't tell you how many times we talked about not talking about stuff like that with anyone other than mommy, because it makes people feel bad. She did get the threatening form school I know. Because she would come home and say stuff like "________ is going to invite me to his party isn't that nice?" or "____________ Said I can't come to their birthday party anymore." again long conversations about hurting peoples feelings. I did catch her telling Stella or her invisible friend that she would not invite them to her party if she they would not _________" I don't know! Anyway still have a lot of work to do in teaching social skills, thats for sure!

her party started at 12 and then when her friends got there we started with lunch the actual tea party! All kinds of food to choose from, In the tea pots they could choose strawberry lemonade, strawberry Milk, or chocolate milk, then there were all kind of treats to snack on though out the party, animal cookies, lemon heads, pink marshmallows, cookies sticks and mini oreos. For lunch there was PB& honey sandwiches (Molly's Choice), Grandmas rolls, strawberries, grapes, chocolate rice crispy treats, donut balls, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, cupcakes and jars with water, totally good thing too, it was so hot! The girls were so cute getting their food and sitting in their chairs... they were so cute! Fun to watch them talk and Stella was just glad to be part of the party! Bless her heart, I think she kind of got only part of the experience. She really wanted to be part of everything and just wasn't quite able to! Once they were kind of done eating we put candles in Molly's cupcake and sang and blew out candles!

After we were done eating, singing and blowing out candles, We directed the girls to the craft table where they could choose flowers and ribbon that we glued on their purses and then they headed to the dress up table. They could choose out of the boxes necklaces, bracelets, gloves, rings, hair clips etc. Oh they were so cute! They all had a hard time putting those silly gloves on... I can't tell you how many times I put those things on during the party! They filled up their bags with fun dress ups and then it was time to get pampered...

Off to the manicure table. We started off with a little makeup... Not much, but just enough. I put on some eye shadow the color of their choice and then they got to choose a ring filled with chap stick. We dabbed a little of that on their lips, then got to check themselves out with their little mirrors, then it was time for nails. They got to soak their hand until it was their turn to get their nails filed and then got to choose the color of finger nail polish to paint their nails. I painted each girls nails and then the time came that Molly had been waiting for...

Presents! Molly opened Elizabeth's present first. She got a Elizabeth gave her two Polly's. One that was a safari Polly and then a boat Polly that boogie boards. One of the coolest things about that was Molly had just been water ski just the day before... More to come on that. So cute and Molly loved it!

London gave her a hair set... pretend blow dryer, straightener, brush lipstick, curling iron, curlers, and more... Oh you would have thought that she had died and gone to heaven! Sara (London's mom has been such an awesome friend! Love her and had helped me out when Molly has cut Stella's hair and most recently her hair.

After gifts the girls went back to the craft table and colored sugar cookies... yes colored. They were frosted and then had just outlining of Hello Kidie and they came with markers that you could color on them with. That was kind of the last little thing before we all sang happy birthday and then released the balloons, so everyone would know it was Molly's Birthday... A new family tradition that I plan on keeping! Molly keeps talking about how Grandpa and Grandma and Kat and Whit will see them all the way in Japan. Love it!

At the end of the party we sent home each of the girls with a tiny tea set and her own glass tea cup with her initials that I had etched on and then 3 little packets that we made so they can enjoy their own little tea party at home. The little packets were filled with stuff for chocolate milk, strawberry milk, and pink lemonade. They also took their purses, jewels and treat bags with goodies.

What a fun party! The funest part was just watching these little girls do there thing. They were so dang cute and Molly LOVED having them come! I can't beleave that Molly is 4! Really! Wow!


The Richards Family said...

I think something is screwy with my blog. Because I have not seen these cute posts! You are such a cute mom and party planner. Oh I just love you and I am SSSOOOOOOO grateful for your friendship. Start fasting K? (:

brittani c. said...

You've done a ton of blog updating lately! Sounds like you had a great trip to Japan. So neat that you got to go.
I've said this before, but you are the best party planner I know...every little detail is so cute and perfect! I'm in love.

Pres. & Sis. Baird said...

CUTE pictures! You are becoming a very good photographer. They look like magazine pictures!
Love you.