I think a half-birthday party is almost better than a regular birthday party! No expectations, no stress, just fun.
I’d like to make these pics all pretty and do some beautiful collages, but it simply isn’t going to happen if I’m going to get a post up this evening and still be able to watch American Idol (priorities, heh). I’m already on internet lockdown so I don’t accidentally see the results somewhere.
Ro and Ree’s half-birthday princess party was beautiful, especially since we only started thinking about it one day in advance (see, I’m telling you, the laid-back half birthday is the way to go!). We were tickled at how the girls chose every single decoration themselves, decorated the table to their liking, made sticker placecards, and chose crowns for each attending queen and king:
Ree donned her fantabulous stick-on princess nails for the occasion (she bought them in the Target dollar bin, which might explain why they kept falling off all night):
It was a little funny to see the oh-so-proper and demure princesses eating shrimp over the trash can. I guess it is practical:
Perhaps this also explains why the dollar-bin nails didn’t stay on:
You’d think it would be hard to climb trees or houses in princess attire, but apparently not:
Originally we had purchased one big cake, but after reading the (genius!) blog comment about a half cake for a half birthday, we sliced that baby in two and each giggling girl got her own half of a Rapunzel cake. Perfection!:
The Rapunzel cake toppers are little dolls from Target, by the way. Ro and Ree asked for a Tangled cake but it just didn’t exist, so we surprised them by making our own with a Baskin Robbins icecream cake (did you know they make those chocolate swirls out of hot fudge—someone help me I can’t stop sneaking bites of it!), the dolls, and some fanciful castle and crown candles.
Happy 5.5 to our little honeys:
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