Last weekend we had a party for Alivia’s 3rd birthday! I still can’t believe my baby turned 3! It seems like yesterday I was holding an infant in my arms mesmerized by my doe eyed girl looking curiously back at me! I remember her blinking slowly until they became fewer and far between and the next thing I knew she had drifted off to asleep. I didn’t think anything could top those moments of mother daughter bonding as I held her close to my chest and watched her for hours. It was then I realized I was truly happy!
Yet each day she continues to amaze me. And although I try to prepare myself for the milestones, accomplishments, efforts, silliness, passion, curiosity, and everything else she has grown to be in the last 3 years, I realize it’s an impossible and unrealistic task. And I’m okay with that. In fact, I’ve come to love the spontaneity of it all!
About a month before Alivia’s birthday I had her go online with me to pick a cake. Initially she picked out Mickey Mouse but it wasn’t long before she spotted Dora and Boots that poor ol’ Mickey Mouse became a distant memory! I was surprised by her choice since she doesn’t watch Dora on television all that much (well, that and the fact that we decided on a princess theme party the week before). Ah kids; you got to love ‘em!
Since I already had some great princess themed décor picked out, that we didn’t end up needing, I figured I’d share them with you today in case you have a princess in the family too!
SOME PRINCESS THEMED PARTY DÉCOR!
1. Polk-a-dot Castle Cake (I only have the image from Flickr but no information about the cake; I love it though)!
2. Princess Party Cup
3. Damask Pink Large Round Party Plate
4. Party Favor Containers (I don’t have the source for this image either, but they were too pretty not to include)!
5. Pretty princess tissue paper tassel
6. Princess party decorated sugar cookies
7. Centerpiece and tablescape by Ellen Bessette
If you missed my previous post, We can all benefit from eye exercises; especially our children, feel free to catch up! I included an Intermittent Exotropia update on Alivia as well!
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