Monday, April 6, 2009

Party!

I started getting ready for Abigail's party yesterday afternoon. I soon realized there was no way I would get it all done unless I took today off.

This is what I finally decided to do for nests. I wired a 5" grapevine wreath to a 3" grapevine wreath with raffia wrapped wire. Then I wove raffia between the wires. That was my part... and it took about 5 hours. bleh. Shoulda just ordered them online, though I do think they look cute. The girls glued some moss in to fill in the gaps. The nest pictured is Abigail's. Some girls speckled their eggs, but Abigail wanted Robin's eggs.


I made the cupcakes this morning... I decided to just use frosting and pipe bird's nests on each one. It worked great... until I left them in the car for about 15 minutes while I ran into Hobby Lobby. It was not hot, but the sun nonetheless was enough to melt the tops right off those cupcakes. I had the pleasure of going to the store and getting more frosting and plastic bags so I could re-do them at church.
I should have taken a group picture of them painting their eggs and making their nests, but I didn't. I didn't take a picture of the decorated room either :( I'm so bad about picture taking!



I *thought* they could make their nests on the prettily decorated table and then I could clean up and pass out cupcakes... nope. Though I had a placemat under each nest, that moss goes everywhere... so we had to move to a plain jane table for cupcakes and ice cream. I made a small cake for Abigail to blow out candles...

Then it was time to open gifts...

These are the girls who live around the corner.

Loved this bag :) Abigail got quite a bit of money as gifts and wants to monogram her name on it.

7 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

That is just the best idea for a theme! And Abigail is so cute. Happy Birthday Abigail!!

CP said...

Abigail looks like a mini-Sarah Palin with her rectangle glasses. :)

jensoup said...

CUTE,CUTE ideas...it turned out really nice. I love the purse-that would be so cute w/her name or initials-makes me think of all Harpers monogramed things:)

Geidlbots said...

I'm glad it was great! I think she looks adorable in her glasses too!

Tiaras said...

looks like everyone had fun

Family American Style. said...

Very cute, Looks like they had so much fun.

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