Sunday, August 24, 2014

Logi's 5th Birthday Party!!!!!

Let me start by saying I am so excited I get to share these photos, as we thought we would never recover the photos from the camera!  Long and boring story, but the end results of photo recovery were pure victory!

My sweet baby girl turned 5 this month and she wanted to have a party in the park behind our house.  Her only requests were sports, face paint, pinata, tie dye and cheese balls.  Such easy requests to fulfill!!!

All about the goodies!  Vanilla cupcakes topped with 
my no fail frosting and strawberry hats joined a heaping 
pile of rice crispy treats, sea salt chocolate chip cookies a few
 other goodies ready for the little and big kids!

A bowl of cuties certainly balances out the load
of cakes and candies!

 Cheese balls!  They were a must on Logi's short 
list of requests.  The bowl they are sitting in is the large
bowl in a set of 4 melamine nesting bowls (with lids!)
that I picked up at Costco.  They have a lovely, vintage
look to them, with all the practicality of melamine!
My past life in event planning and catering always 
comes through on the treats table!!

I topped the chocolate cupcakes with m&m candies,
logo side down.  Logi really wanted 'tie dye' at her 
'sports party' so I tried to pull in color, wherever 
I could.  This was a quick and cute way to doll
up the cupcakes (and distinguish them from the 
vanilla cupcakes.)

Side note: the polka dot cake stand was a gift I
received from the sweet woman from Zac's office
in Oklahoma, who planned a baby shower for us when 
I was pregnant with Logi. Extra special to pull out on this day!

Even though we were gathering in the park, I wanted
to elevate the feel of the party (let's be real, I could have 
just opened a few bags of chips...).  Popping goodies into/onto
bowls and platters instantly kicks it up a notch.  Creating 
a table with dimension is quick and easy, if you have a couple
white table clothes (or white flat bed sheets) on hand.
Place sturdy boxes under the cloth and allow the folds
of the cloth to build a base (table with varying heights)
to then add in bowls, platters, cake stands, vessels, etc.

It is oh so easy, just takes a bit of planning...give it a whirl for your
next shindig.  Whether you are hosting in your home or in the park.
 I placed piles of sidewalk chalk around, but wrote up a big
reminder of why we were all gathering!  Can time slow down,
please.  Just looking at this makes me tear up!

 The sweet little birthday girl!  Tie dye on tie dye works, 
when that is the theme...our sweet babysitter made her the 
"birthday crown" out of pipe cleaners.  My sweet Logan is so kind, 
happy, funny, active and loving. Her personality is one of the 
best I have ever been blessed to know.

 Before friends arrived Logi took some imaginary
swings at the pinata, while Benny sat in the chalk.

I was quite surprised that Logi picked the Hello
Kitty pinata, as it really isn't her thing...until she
explained that it was the biggest and could hold
the most candy.  Clever girl. 

Sweet Benny!  I could just gobble him up!  I realized, long after
the party wrapped, that he was shoved into a 6/12 month shirt. 
Poor buddy looked a hot mess most of the evening.  

Kathy and her grand daughter Mady, of Jester's Entertainment.  They
are always at the Golden Farmer's Market and Logi was so excited
to have them be a part of her party.  They are incredible.  Kathy does
airbrush art on the kids, which is ridiculously amazing!  Check them out!

Logi has the hardest time deciding what to get, when we are at the
farmer's market.  Good thing she got to pick a few, at the party!

A sparkly car!  How amazing is that!  Kathy cuts all the stencils.

How cute is this! 

Pure happiness!

 Real snakes = no good.
Balloon snakes = nearly the cutest.

 In lieu of presents, we asked friends to please bring donations for
the Golden Backpack Program.  I was thrilled with the amount of
donations collected for this wonderful organization!

Goodness, I love her!

Her buddy, who is teaching her how to skateboard...she adores him.

 Sister Sister!  Two of my favorite little kids and such
sweet friends to Logan.

 These two sugars melt my heart!  Second generation friends!

Like a postcard!  You can't fake that excitement!

These to did preschool and preK together.  Total partners in crime!

It isn't a party until bags of beans are tossed!

 Pregame excitement!  I have never seen such a big pile of crazy,
over a pinata!  Crazy...but oh so cute.

 Benny.  Delivering the heat!

Bringing the heat!

Well folks, that's a wrap on Logi's 5th birthday party!
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate!


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