Saturday, October 17, 2009

One Hoppin' Birthday Party

Mia had a wonderful 4th birthday party today, thanks to her sisters and 9 dear friends who here to help her celebrate. Mia asked for a Max & Ruby party - her favorite tv show. Somehow, these two little bunnies came along and pushed Dora & Ni Hao Kai Lan right out of their first place spots. (Yes, I know! Where ARE their parents?!?) Let me just say this word of warning, if your child asks for a Max & Ruby party... run... run very fast. You can't buy licensed M & R party supplies yet, so somehow I got into the Max & Ruby drawing and cake decorating business. (Let's just say that watching one episode of Cake Boss does NOT make me a cake decorator!! LOL.) This theme turned out to be a bit more work because I couldn't just go out and buy the supplies, but the bunny theme was also very fun. Our friend and babysitter was my party helper and took care of leading all of the games and crafts. Oh, what a great thing to have a party helper - I actually got to enjoy the party! The kids played bunny-themed games (the ball bunny hop, bunny tail/spoon race, Pin the Tail on the Bunny, bunny ring toss) and did crafts (a bunny face and M & R coloring pages).

Mia BDAy Collage1

Mia BDay Collage2

Mia BDay Collage3

Mia BDay Collage4

Mia BDay Collage5

A special thank you to Lauren and all of Mia's friends who made this a very special day!!

21 comments:

Party of Seven said...

Happy Birthday to your little bunny rabbit!!! Looks like the party was a blast!!

Stefanie said...

Wow, looks like quite the celebration!
We LOVE Max and Ruby around here... you did a GREAT job, Michelle!!
Happy Fourth Birthday, Mia :)

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! That was one hoppin' party! You did a great job pulling off that theme. The cake looks fabulous too!

Norah said...

Happy Birthday Mia! That looks like the best party ever!

Ashley said...

Are you telling me that you DREW everything that had Max and Ruby - wow - talent!! You go girl:)

Looks like an awesome party! I was like your babysitter - I would always be the two families I worked for "party helpers" - what fun to experience the birthday joy that kids have!!!

Blessings for a great week, Ashley

Lori Lynn said...

Well, I am in total awe of how much work you put into this. Not only for making a picture perfect fun-filled birthday party (great theme BTW), but also for the amazing collages you created and all the great pictures you took. I hope you are putting books together at least once a year. These are fantastic. I don't know how you do it with three kids, especially with one so new.

Your new fall look on the blog is also stunning! I am so impressed. Have you been taking classes in how to do all this amazing stuff?

Amie@WildOlive said...

You really know how to throw it down!!! That is some party!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Little, I mean big girl Mia!!!!

:)
Amie
p.s. love the blog look. :)

JG said...

How fun! And the cake looks GREAT - don't sell yourself short!

delucchi family said...

Hey what fun!! LOVE the cake, you did a great job. the party looked amazing. Love Jules
xxx

Global Girl said...

Looks like fun!

Joe and Jane said...

What a terrific party! Great job with the crafts, cake, games and everything! I can tell the kids had a blast!

Courtney said...

Looks like loads of fun. You did a great job with the decorations!

<-- kristen said...

Sooo cute!
And it's beyond refreshing to see a good old at home birthday party! :)
Happy birthday Mia!

Rachel said...

Wow! You put on a great party. It looks like so much fun. You were so creative with activities and I think you did a great job with the cake!

Happy Birthday to Mia!

Crystal said...

The cake looks GREAT! Mia (and all of the other girls) looks like she (they)had a blast!

Stacy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry we missed it! What a beautiful party and birthday girl! The other night when I put Ainsley to bed she said "Mommy, when do I get to see my friends who have black hair like me?". I thought that was the sweetest thing that she was thinking about her beautiful Chinese friends:)

mommy24treasures said...

the party looks SO fun! YOu did such a good job scrapping too!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! You sure are creative with the bunny happenings:) Great drawing by the way ;)

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday to Mia! Sorry I missed all the fun - what a blast! Mia is still talking about it so I guess she had an amazing time without her mom!!

Tisha said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mia!!!!!! Her zest and zeal for life jump right off of her photographs. The Max and Ruby party looked like a "bunny" good time. ;) Michelle, your cake looked adorable. What CAN'T you do?!?! You are so talented. The girls are blessed to have such a creative, talented mom. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I am very behind but wanted to send our b-day wishes!

Blessings,
Tisha

Felicia said...

Happy Birthday Mia....looks like a great party. Love all the cute details Michelle!