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Ally’s 9th Birthday – Harry Potter Style

September 26, 2017

This past Saturday we celebrated Ally’s 9th Birthday.

I threw the party together at the last minute, mostly because of Hurricane Irma, partially because I didn’t have a class list and also wasn’t sure what to do. I wanted to keep it small and simple since we had a big surprise planned for her on her actual birthday.

Ally luckily didn’t want a big to do and decided she only wanted a few friends to come over and “hang” out. She also really, really wanted a Harry Potter themed party.

Do you realize, that as popular as Harry Potter is, no one carried any themed party decorations, not Party City, not Michaels and not Walmart? Luckily, Amazon came through in a pinch and I was able to order some decorations and party supplies at the last minute.

I set up a “PhotoBooth” wall with Harry Potter themed props, set the table with the tableware I found on Amazon and put up some banners and balloons to make it look festive.

We had discussed doing a small craft but my slime master ultimately decided she really wanted to make slime with her friends. So instead of figuring out what kind of craft to do, we only had to get together supplies for slime. That’s easy enough to do these days since anywhere you turn there are “slime” sections set up in stores. They even sell slime kits these days…

I set the “slime factory” up outside and gave each guest their own set-up (as we like to say in the science lab). The girls had so much fun with it and even big sister joined in the fun. No one can resist slime, except maybe us moms.

After slime making, the girls changed and jumped in the pool for a bit and then in was time for presents and decorating their own cupcakes, another fun activity. I put frosting in single portions in small bags, tied them and cut a hole in the bottom and set out assorted sprinkles and candies for them to use. I don’t have a good close-up shot of the trays I prepared with the frosting bags and sprinkles. Ooops.

Here is the birthday girl with her creation!

And big sister sneaking candy before the guests arrive.

Judging by the big smile on her face, I’d say the party was a big success.

And just in case you are wondering what the big surprise is…

Ally is jumping for joy because she will finally get to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando!!! (The boomerang isn’t working on here for some reason but let’s just say she is thrilled!!!)

Birthdays are fun and I like to put together a simple party like this.

xoxo, Susi

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My Birthday Girl

September 25, 2012

Today is one of those special days again. A day were we celebrate our beautiful, little girl.

A day were we realize yet again that time seems to just fly by and wish we we could just make it stop for a little while.

Happy Birthday to the youngest member of our family.

Youngest daughter, youngest sister!

We love you to pieces and wish you the best.

Always!!!

Four pictures for four years.

 

 

 

 

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Birthday Memories

June 18, 2012

I can’t believe my sweet middle child is already nine.

This past Saturday she had some friends over for some birthday party fun…

  • we went for some frozen yogurt treats
  • splashed around in the pool
  • decorated cupcakes
  • and sang “Happy Birthday” (very fast and very loud)
  • ordered some pizza and yummy garlic rolls
  • had a slumber party
  • for breakfast the next morning… decadent cinnamon rolls.

Another year older and more grown-up with each day. My beautiful girl, with her pretty smile, bright blue eyes and sweet, sweet heart. So loved by all. But most of all by her daddy and I!!!

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Happy Birthday!!!!

December 29, 2011

It’s his day today. My oldest, my boy. Where did the time go? I have an 11 year old.

Looks like daddy will be cooking him up some Osso-bucco for his birthday dinner. His cake will more than likely have crazy amounts of chocolate in it. Not sure if I’ll bake it or just pick one up. This mommy came down with a stomach bug and is not running 100%… Luckily, daddy is on the ball and middle daughter is helping out. By tonight we’ll have a nice dinner, a cake with 11 candles to blow out and probably at least one new video game to add to the arsenal!!!

I love you and all your freckles, too. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!