Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mandy’s 6th Birthday Party

As I mentioned before, for Mandy’s 6th birthday party we decided to steal my friend Becky’s daughter’s birthday party idea and have a Baking Birthday Party.

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Like my friend, I tackled the project of making aprons for all of the kids we invited (plus a few extras for my nieces).  I made all different sizes from one for a 9 month old to one for a 13 year old.

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All I can say is I really have to hand to people that know how to sew well.  I do not.  If the stitching on those aprons last more than a few months I will be seriously impressed.  Let’s just say I REALLY need to work on my sewing skills.

When our little friends arrived, they each got their apron, a spoon, and a chef hat.

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We only invited a total of 6 kids other than our own for the party because my kitchen is way to small to have any more than that :)

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And then we started baking!!!

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We dipped pretzels in chocolate, covered Ritz cracker peanut butter sandwiches in chocolate, molded oreos in chocolate, made our own peanut butter cups, and created colorful flower candy pops.  In other words -  we made enough treats to put a child into a sugar coma for a week :)

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We also made cupcakes!

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And they then placed all of their goodies into boxes for them to take home.  I figured I’d let the parents deal with the sugar rush rather than me :)

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This a was obviously a pretty girly party, so let’s just say that Dallin was not always the most enthused about it:

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But that’s ok because the party wasn’t about him.  It was all about Mandy.

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And she loved it!  She got so many great gifts.  Thank you so much to everyone!

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Her gift from us was a Hearts to Hearts doll that she had picked out months ago and kept begging for it.  She wanted this particular one because she said it looked the most like her – with brown hair and brown eyes.  Her name is Consuelo.  Yep, that’s right, my daughter apparently identifies most with those of Hispanic origin.  She’s so funny.

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10 comments:

Jennifer Foy said...

Looks like Mandy had a wonderful birthday!! :) As always, GREAT pictures!!!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh... you are killing me! Can you come and put on my kids birthday parties.. This looks something my girls would LOVE! Ill have to try this one out!
Happy BIrthday Mandy.. you LUCKY lil Girl!

minnieshuler said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time wih your children. I do hope Mandy remembers one day what you have done. It looks like they had a lovely time and the treats look delicious. Love you all, Meme

Laurel Shaw said...

This is TOO CUTE!!
I love it all!!
Will you make me a cute apron?!!

Laurel Shaw said...

p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANDY!

Rachel said...

look like so much fun, wish I was there. love you guys.

Nana said...

It was fun and delicious!

Becky Shuler said...

Great job! I know you are now exhausted...because it takes a lot of work to pull off a party like that! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Now you can relax a bit! :)

Kim Jarvis said...

Looks fabulous! Thanks again for thinking of my girls and sending them aprons and treats! They loved it!

Lea Whittaker said...

What a great idea! I so love my boys, but seeing this makes me want a little girl :)