Evie’s Friend Birthday Party

Yet again, I dragged Annette along in my hair-brain ideas for a birthday party (which, oddly enough, she started me on years ago). I wanted to invite the kids on our street that Evie plays with which includes those her age, some younger, and some older. Plus there’s her cousins. We ended up inviting about 25 – 28 kids. Crazy, right? Luckily not everyone came (although we’re sad you didn’t!). We planned on having it at a local park and then the precipitation percent kept rising. We were told Saturday morning just a few hours before the party started that we can use the nursery room at the church. I was down in Springville helping Annette and finishing the cake (thank you Annette for finishing it!) , cutting out the horse heads (thank you Lauren and Kayley!) and sanding the yard sticks (thank you Joel!). I showed up 10 minutes before the party started. Luckily Steve and Leona got things together and the kiddos ready. We headed to the nursery room, blew a few balloons, set up tables and then Evie’s friends started showing up.

The boys got tabors (or something like that…sorry Mike!) and the girls got princess skirts.  We had them start coloring horse heads and when they were finished they were attached to wooden sticks. The kids really liked it! Next we set out blank crowns (that Annette, again, rescued me and spray painted them silver) and let them decorate them with foam or sequins.

Evie opened presents while the men so graciously cleaned up after the kids. She was really excited. Bri, Rich and Jadyn gave her a baby doll (including carrier and diaper bag with all the fixins) and a princess cell phone. Ayslind and Cyana gave her a cute little purse with lots of bracelets. Reid and William gave her a bathtime Ariel with Flounder.  Tyson, Cameron and Kaylee gave her a wooden doll with velcro and clothes (perfect for church!) and two purple bracelets. Thank you all! Evie was actually willing to give each and every one of her friends a hug!

Next we had cake and ice cream. Unfotunately one kid from a different birthday party at the church building snuck into the kitchen and put a few lines in the birthday frosting (in which one adult didn’t even say sorry once we told her! grrr!) but with Photoshop I fixed it up!

And that about sums it up…oh, unless Grams wants to know about the hissy fit Evie threw in the kitchen where she banged – yes BANGED – her head repeatedly on the floor giving her a pretty little bruise. I’ve included that picture too! 😉