January 24, 2009

Snowflakes and Mittens Birthday Party

Maggie's party theme this year was snowflakes and mittens. I stumbled upon the theme - I was gifted a huge pack of foam mittens and snowflakes in July, so I'd been working on and collecting stuff for her birthday party since then. This is a long post, but it's got most of the details. I hope you enjoy it!

The streamers (tradition #2), snowflake centerpieces, and mitten garland. I made snowflake hair clips for all the girls. I LOVED making them, and I think most of the girls liked them, too. We started out the morning with a craft - decorating some mittens. The older girls - they decided to get dressed up in Maggie's princess dress-up clothes. Maggie was wearing her Ariel outfit, but took it off right before the picture. Jake, the only boy to brave the party with 9, count 'em - NINE - little girls from almost 2 to 4. He did great. After the craft we ushered most of the munchkins into the living room to read The Mitten by Jan Brett. Such a cute story. Lunch: grilled cheese and tomato soup. The perfect Spaid family winter lunch. I got a picture right as she blew out the candle, but it messed up the video portion of it.
Here's video of her blowing out he candle. I didn't realize at the time that taking pictures on top of videoing it would mess up the video. I am a little bummed about that. I love how she is singing along with the song.
Taking a bite into her cupcake. She was more interested in her cocoa and marshmallows, so that was the only bite she took. Everybody enjoying their cupcakes and cocoa. After lunch, after cupcakes, Maggie was done. Can you see her in the background on her bed? She needed to chill for a couple of minutes, so while all the other kiddos played in her room she took a time-out on her bed with lambie!!!And finally, Maggie with her Daddy. So sweet! Here I think she looks SO MUCH like her Daddy. I love it.


starbucksgirl said...

BTW, Savannah likes her hairbow now. :) They are pretty cute.

Janet Yates said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie! So fun....and so sad that we weren't at this party...first one we've missed. The cupcakes were so cute. I love the theme!! She's adorable.

The Harrelson Family said...

Super cute party and theme... looks like lots of fun.