Thursday, June 11, 2009

Katelyn's 4th Birthday

Since the very next day after her last birthday Katelyn declared "Mommy, I want a flower party for my next birthday!" So with that the flower party plans were put into motion. I figured this year that the kids were old enough to graduate from the sprinklers and head down to the pool. In keeping with the flower and pool theme we did a hibiscus flower party to keep everything colorful. When I first started working on it I really had a hard time finding items to match the theme but the closer it got luau items started popping up all over. It turned out perfect! Rain showers were all over the area all day long so we decided at the last hour to move the party to Gigi and Poppy's porch. Her beautiful flowers added perfectly to the decor!

Before the guests arrived we set up the homemade slip-n-slide complete with dishwashing detergent! What fun! Cameron braved the first run and it didn't take Katelyn and Hannah long to give it a try! Noted for future reference, dishwashing liquid is not the best thing for slip-n-slides. It got really soapy fast! We had to keep rinsing everyone off before they could get in the pool. Next time I think we'll try baby oil instead.

They had a ball of fun!

Just as the party began the rain stopped, the sun came out, and it was a totally gorgeous afternoon! The rest of the weekend weather was yucky but that didn't matter because for 3 whole hours it was perfect! Katelyn had a wonderful 4th birthday that she will remember for a lifetime! (Image is clickable)

I have to give a huge SHOUT OUT to Suzanne Williams who was once again the official party photographer. At only 4 days prior to delivering her second child, Anna, she documented the party like a champ! It was unbelievable! I am so grateful for all she has done. The pictures are just wonderful! See them all here and a few I took before and after the party are here. Suzanne, you are the best!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

1 comment:

Lauren and John said...

That was a great party! You did such a good job! Everything was so bright and so fun! And, the thank you cards are so cute!!!