I took this photo on her actual birthday, not the day of her party. I like the idea of having a photo of them on the actual day. Just a normal photo of them and what they looked like at that moment. I love her face.
I did the same thing we did for her brother on his birthday and made a curtain of balloons in our hallway for her to walk through when she woke up. I can't believe how tall and lanky she looks lately. And I love that one on the right of her busting through the balloons.
So excited to be 9!
All ready for the party! I love the sign she made for the front door. She such a little artist. And we made goodie bags from lunch bags and just tied them with twine and my girl decorated them. The couch also held the hula skirts we made for all the girls. I'm going to do a separate post on how we did it because it was so easy and cute! We even made one for her doll. We also finally got her a new bike since someone accidentally backed over her old one. Oops!
They made their own paper leis. I got the tutorial from Pinterest (of course) and borrowed a flower punch from a friend and used card stock I already had. They turned out so cute!
My girl excited to hula!
We did the limbo (a huge hit) and some hula dancing and they just played around having fun.
And opened presents, of course...
The cake. It was so cute and seriously the easiest cake I have ever made! The sand is light brown sugar and the bamboo tiki sticks are Pepperidge Farm dessert wafer sticks. Topped off with a cocktail umbrella and my son's Lego crab, I think it turned out great.
She just told me today when she saw these photos that she forgot to make a wish. Silly girl.
Just another shot of my pretty girl.
There was a hula hoop contest too. She wasn't the winner, but I just like these shots. :) We had some serious competition going on, some of those girls could have gone on for hours!
My favorite photo of the day. I love this beautiful girl so much.
Happy Birthday to my most favorite girl in the entire world!