Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Claire!

If you ask Claire her birthday, she will respond with, "March the First!".  If you ask Claire how old she is, she will shrug her shoulders and say, "I don't know."  With some prodding, she will eventually respond with an emphatic, "THREE!".

Since her actual birthday was on a Thursday she took cupcakes decorated for each of her daycare friends and her daycare providers family.  We stayed up late on Wednesday night as she chose sprinkles for each person.  She picked all chocolate sprinkles for the boys, since they were brown.  The girls got all the rest of the colors (we really only had girly colored sprinkles).  I was a bit of an emotional wreck to be at work on her birthday.  Thankfully, her daycare provider emailed me photos of her special day complete with candles and all!  That evening, we gave her one small gift, a microphone on a stand.  She loves performing on it!!  "Riley Grandma" (Ryan's mom whose dog is named Riley) came over with a book, flashlight and puzzles for the birthday girl to open.  We then had the second round of cupcakes and more singing.



Claire's party was on Saturday evening.  I had taken Friday off so I had almost two whole days to get everything ready.  I needed every single minute of course!  The theme of the party was a Bake Shop since Claire loves cooking/baking so much.  I had lots of help making the vision come to life; decorations were made by Shannon from Sweet Stellas, the cake was from my friend Lisa and the birthday girl had a skirt and bow made by Anna's Bow Shop.  In typical Claire fashion, she wouldn't wear the adorable fabric strip skirt for the party - but it is so cute!  My parents and niece Dakota came over three hours early to help with food preparations.  They were a huge help, there is no way I would have made it on time.  Ryan's mom helped get everything set up and cleaned up.  I am so thankful to everyone that helped make her party perfect!!



Ryan made these Bake Shops - one for the salad bar and the other was the cupcake decorating station







The loot for the guests!


Let the traumatic threes begin! She was running away from me - grr!

We had such a great time with all our guests!  We ate soup, salad and bread for dinner then feasted on cake while the birthday girl opened gifts.  She got some wonderful things, we truly have some fantastic people in our lives that surround our little girl with so much love.  I feel so blessed after the party!!

Enjoy some photos of the party in action!  










Happy 3rd Birthday Claire!!  We love you so much!!

12 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job! I love all the decorations! Can you come do Evie's party for me?

    Just think next month you've got another one :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I would LOVE to do Evie's party!! I truly love doing it :)

      Natalie's is almost fully planned out - Minnie Mouse themed :)

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  2. She is so cute! Happy Birthday Claire!

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  3. OMG!! What a wonderful party! All the details are wonderful! And those bake shops are too cool!!

    Happy 3rd Birthday to Claire!

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    1. Thanks! The girls have been playing all week with the bake shops too, dual purpose :)

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  4. Holy cow! I am bowing to your amazingness...my children will never be so lucky. I have no desire, talent, or energy to do something even remotely close to that!

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    1. I love it, it is so fun to party plan so it really doesn't feel like work. I bet you'd pull off a great party!

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  5. What a truly awesome party! You did such a great job but of course you did, because you are a great mommy!! Love it!

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  6. Fantastic! (Ryan, you are free to build my kids anything at anytime!)
    Shannon's decorations are perfect and you did an awesome job Heather creating the perfect cupcake party.

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    1. He is pretty handy ;) You get to have a party next month too!

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