Like we do every year, we had Moriah's birthday party a little early. Since her actual birthday is so close to Christmas, it just gets too busy for another party, so we have it at the beginning of the month.
She/I wanted a Strawberry Shortcake party this year, and it was sooo much fun to put together!
The Table of Strawberry Goodness
French Vanilla cupcakes (with cute, Free printable cupcake toppers)
My first attempt at cake pops
Wow, so cake pops take a lot more skill than I had anticipated! I have a lot of respect for people who do them well! Mine turned out looking a lot more like tomatoes to me than strawberries, and not nearly as smoothly covered as I had envisioned. =)
I got this for (early) Christmas from my sister in law, Jessica...
...so I'll just have to keep practicing!
Homemade play dough favors
(Packaged in Gerber baby food containers and topped with free printable tags!)
Super easy recipe at the end of this post
These were coloring pages I printed out, colored and mounted on scrapbook paper
The kid's table
(I had fun making the balloon balls!)
How Caleb spent most of the party
The birthday girl chowing down some pizza
I love this picture of her and Eden!
Philip and I with our sweet girl
Blowing out the candle
Keenan and Jade getting into the cake pops
Trying one of the cupcakes
Present time =)
Lots of help and onlookers
A fun book from the Storeys
Strawberry Shortcake car
An adorable apron she got from Whitney
Philip and Caleb looking handsome in blue
Some adult muscle was finally needed to bust open the pinata =)
(Rebekah was happy to oblige)
Picking up the loot
Thank you to all our friends who joined us to celebrate, and for the sweet gifts as well!
* Playdough recipe:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 drops of food coloring
Mix all ingredients together in a pot. Stir (constantly) over medium heat until it forms into a ball. Dump out on wax paper. When cool, knead with your hands for a few minutes. Play with it!