Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Link Party and Birthday Details.....

I have been having a blast co-hosting the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop...there is still some time to go over and link up your projects! I have been making so many new friends and have been so inspired by all the fun projects I have found there...I can't wait to share some of them with you later in the week!

Today, I wanted to share some of the details of Nola's birthday party we had last Saturday...I still have  a very hard time saying out loud that she is seven!! happened and I am so happy that we were able to give a her a great day for her birthday...

The theme this year was...Pool Party!! So we packed up the cake, decorations, and food and headed to the grandparent's house for a fun family pool party....

Nola is now in love with these tiny little dolls called Polly Pocket (it was one of the only toys she asked for)  so I knew I wanted to add them to her her cake in some I decided to let them have a pool party too! The cake was pretty easy to decorate and after making a huge mess all over my kitchen...I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. It's all in the details...I love the little ring float the most :)

The goodie bags...(under the cake) I made with some scrapbook paper and card stock I had on hand and added some fun summery skittles. These, of course, were a hit with all the kiddos!

The food was just snack type food. We had cream cheese pinwheels, a fruit tray, chips, dip, homemade chex-mix (Nola's favorite!) and bacon wrapped smokies.... you have to try these little bites of heaven, I got the recipe from my friend at Love Sweet Love and they were a huge hit!

After everyone splashed around and cooled off for a while we ate all of those lovely snacks and cut the cake...
She was one happy girl!

And then it was time to open gifts!! (decidedly any birthday kid's favorite part!)
I just love that look on her face!

My birthday girl wanted me to add a huge thank you to all of our family that came from near and far to help celebrate with her. In her own words, " I had the best day EVER!! I must be one lucky girl!"

We are the lucky ones my sweet little girl! And I am so happy you had a great birthday!

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  1. That is such a fun cake!!

    Also wanted to let you know that your super lovely memory vase is included in today's post here

  2. You did an AWESOME job on the cake! So cute!

  3. Carmella, I just love a good themed birthday party. I love it and the cake is just perfect. Isn't it crazy how quickly they grow up.

  4. Adorable cake! Great job! What a wonderful party!

  5. Enjoy today and make it your own- it is here
    your day to shine! Happy Birthday.


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