Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Beanie's Birthday

Lucy is much different than Jack.
She's quiet and shy and doesn't like a lot of attention.

Jack on the other hand, LOVES friends and thrives on social interactions.

We were in question about having a party for little miss beans.
Would she even care?
Who would we invite....most of her friends are Jack's friends?

The day before her actual birthday we decided to have a party for her on the weekend.
I'm so glad we did.
Though hard to tell in her non-expressive way, I know she felt special.

Because she loves dolls, it seemed natural to have a doll party.

The Invitation

We packed 12 sack lunches for the little kids to eat with their doll/stuffed animal.
Before the party started, Jack and Lucy set up their spots with their dolls comfortably laying on pillows and tucked under the blanket.
They were ready to GO!


Chicken Salad Croissants
Pasta Salad
Fruit Salad
Chips w/ Cara's 7-layer bean dip

The kids helped me make the cupcakes.
In our house it is mandatory routine to lick the bowl! We save extra just for this purpose!

Luckily we had some older girls there to help the little ones make their paper dolls.
Lucy adores Emily and Delaney and is still talking about them helping her.

Lucy loved opening presents. Who doesn't?

Weeks before her birthday I started to refurbish a hand-me-down toy given to us by our old neighbor. (thanks fawn) I love this kitchen and it had been sitting in our garage since we moved, so the kids kinda forgot about it.

I slapped a few coats of pink paint on the legs, spray painted the sink and a few knobs silver, sewed up a quick curtain and wah-lah....an almost free birthday present!

**I bought the dishes/goblets from Target and the pots/pans/cooking utensils from World Market.

It was a happy day for lucy. and us.

(some of this day is documented on video. when I figure that out, I will post.)


merideth said...

seriously you need to go professional. you rock at the party thing. i am in awe because i so do not do well with parties.
anyway... everything looked lovely. what a fun day for lucy.

Olive-us said...

What an wonderful idea for a party! Beautifully done!

collette crew said...

I could cry with pure happiness. this party is out of control perfect and I love every inch. really ali- so darling. and can I buy those same dishes for ellie? I have had fixed in my mind that I would find red and white polka dot plates for her kitchen- and you, my friend, found them. you are so good for me. you made my day. can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Sara Jane said...

You did such a DARLING job with her party you almost make me want to have another baby just so i can copy. ahahahahahah jsssss kidding. about the baby anyway. so so so cute.

Jay and Gwen Sessions said...

I'm sad we missed the party! I loved the heart sticks and fruit bowl....yummy! Lucy's kitchen set up was adorable especially the red polka-dotted plates.....too cute!
The party bags were the cutest! Lucy and Jack are lucky to have such a creative mommy!!!

kelly said...

so adorable! so fun! Loved it!

Amy said...

Could not be cuter!

Marie said...

Wow, Ali! So cute, adorable and perfect. Maybe I'll get around to posting pictures of Walter's 2nd birthday. I promise I won't try to out-do you....not possible. Can you believe they are two????

fawn said...

happy birthday sweet lucy! the party was adorable ali! umm.. can i have my kitchen back!? soooo cute! i am so glad you kept it for this long and it is being loved! :)

Chelsy said...

Seriously adorable! Love all the ideas. I love that everyone I know has kids already and all I have to do is steal their ideas some day for my own! :o)

Where does Lucy get her shyness from...cause I can't imagine she got it from either of her parents!

Marsha Lueck said...

Ali, you freakin rock star! All super adorable! What a great idea for a birthday party, and your right... they are a lot of work!

Her kitchen is perfect! Great job!

danne said...

Martha Stewart watch out! Happy B-day Lucy!

sheena said...

ali. Robby's 30th is in less than 2 weeks. What can you do for me?

this is out of control perfect.

Sara Decker said...

Everything you do is too adorable for me to handle! Grayson's birthday is in a month, will you be my party planner? And can i borrow your cute house and your insanely creative mind? I'm serious, i need help!

California Roney's said...

Oh my goodness girl, you went all out! You are Martha stewart girl! I am glad she had such a wonderful birthday! Cant believe she is already two. So cute! My favorite picture is Jack and Lucy with your kitchen aid and Lucy is sticking out her tongue. Just so cute!

Bridget said...

you have such beautiful pictures!