Somehow our sweet Kiddo turned 5 this past week and ended up having three, yes three parties! Today was her last party - a Merida Brave themed celebration. I've tried hard to reign back the amount of work I put into these parties, but some things are just too fun! Here are some highlights..
Archery target cupcakes - chocolate of course!
Mason jars full of little chocolate bears - just like the triplets..
Carrot and celery "arrows" with ranch dip dressing.. We also bought a ton of pizza from Costco. You can order in advance and have them baked. Easy, peasy!
Slightly spooky witch lime pineapple punch..
(OK, so where's the spooky part of this punch? Ugh. Apparently you can't store dry ice for long in a normal freezer. My best attempts to prepare in advance backfired on me bad this time. The ice had completely dissipated by this morning.. so the punch was not too spooky..oh, well!)
My husband gave me pink and purple tulips the day Kiddo was born; we have to have them present at each birthday of course.
A really easy rag plaid wreath..
Blue wisps filled our home leading our lads and lasses to the festivities..
We were blessed with a gorgeous day of sun.. and so the kids spent most of the day playing on our swing set and running around..
And a gorgeous day requires an impromptu picnic.. There is nothing Kiddo loves more than laying on a blanket in the sun.. I honestly couldn't have planned this, I was thrilled this day was full of so much relaxed fun.
I've decided to NOT plan too many games and activities for toddler parties. They just want to play- that's all. I did however spend the last couple of nights making this Brave archery target pinata. Jam packed with over 7 pounds of candy. Sorry parents!
With so much candy, even our littles had bags overflowing with sugar..
Kiddo with one of her sweet friends..
And the favors for the party? Again, I tried to scale back but had to make a few fun things. An easy tartan sash with Celtic pin. Simple brown bags stamped with the same Celtic sign to hold all their candy. The stamp did not take long to carve and I love adding a few handmade touches.
It was really such a fun day. The parents were relaxed, the kiddos were happy and the sun was shining. I couldn't ask for more!
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