Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lauren's 3rd Birthday Party...

The birthday party went very well yesterday and I think everyone had a great time. The theme was Ni Hao Kai-lan and I had lots of fun making all the decorations. I used the printables section on the Nick Jr. website to make the lantern cut-outs for the banner and the cut-outs for the hanging lanterns...




The Martha Stewart tissue balls are super easy to make and really went well with the little lanterns...



I also made this bean bag toss game with patterns from the Nick Jr website. The bean bags are felt and assembled with fabric glue...


The game was a hit with the kids and they had fun tossing the bean bags and selecting a prize...



We borrowed the bounce house from my brother (it was a Costco purchase years ago). It's smaller than a regular one and the perfect size for toddlers. Lauren loved it...








I topped the cake with Kai-lan figures and fondant flowers...




Lauren was so funny while we were singing Happy Birthday. She just stood there with her hands behind her back while everyone sang. Here's a little video...



After everyone left we opened the gifts and she had a blast playing with everything...




Here's all the wonderful gifts she got. No duplicates and everything is great!


Here's a shot of the stuff from the goodie bags I put together. I made little Kai-lan coloring books and got some plastic tubes for crayon carriers. Also, I found Kai-lan beach balls, which I thought were pretty cute. I didn't want to use candy, so we added Goldfish and Yogobites.


I would say all in all, it was a big success. As soon as everyone left and the gifts were opened, Lauren and I collapsed in the chair for a much needed nap!


11 comments:

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Awe looks like a fun Birthday! Glad everything turned out great and Lauren had a good time!

Christie said...

SOOOOOO CUTE! You are incredible with all those decorations!

Kristy said...

What a precious bday party. Happy Birthday pretty girl!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Kim said...

LOVE the party decor.. you did a great job..
Looks like all the kids had a great time.
have a great week..
Hugs..

Stephe said...

Donna, the party looked AMAZING!! You did an AWESOME job! I LOVE, LOVE, the red poms from MS. They turned out FAB. I have faith now that it's possible to do them!!!! Great Job!! Give hugs to Lauren from her Auntie Stephe and Giorgia!!!!
Oh yeah and the cake!!!! Looks YUMMY and AWESOME tooo!

Christi and Abbey said...

Everything is so cute! It looks like the perfect party! Happy birthday Lauren and good job mommy!

sierrasmom said...

Oh Donna, it looked wonderful. You are so creative!! Lauren looked like she had a ball!!
Kathie

Lisa and Tate said...

What an adorable party! You really have a gift for putting things so brilliantly together!

Happy birthday to beautiful Lauren.

Shauna and MacLean said...

Donna an outstanding job on a wonderful celebration for Lauren. She looks so happy and everyone must have had a great time. Take care, xo

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

You did a GREAT Job everything is beautiful and it looks like everyone had a great time. Love the video and the goodie bags we perfect. That cake turned out GREAT too.. I love it all.

I showed Riz and he said "Donna is a great mom". I agree with him....

Hugs from Aunt Susan, Uncle Riz and Sophia

Diane and John said...

What a fun 3rd Birthday party! The cake and decorations looked amazing. I love the flowers on the cake! I especially loved the video! It made me feel as if I was there...We miss all of you! Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Lauren