Monday, May 21, 2012

The big 5th birthday party

For Poppy's 5th birthday, we wanted to have a party where we could invite all of her cousins and family friends, and let her invite a few friends of her own as well.  And she requested that we have her party at one of her all-time favorite places in the world - the playground.  

After weeks of planning and days of weather watching, the day of Poppy's party finally arrived...

We brought lots of picnic blankets and balloons.  The army showed up to do drills (which was pretty exciting for all of the kids to watch) right behind our party.  There was also a group of jugglers meeting on the other side of our party!  Good thing I didn't go to the trouble of hiring entertainment!


We had pb&j sandwiches for the kids, subs for the adults, korean dumplings (of course!) and chips and fruit so that it felt like you were at the park having a picnic...

65 cupcakes, a bunch of enthusiastic singers and Poppy in her glory...


Then it was time for the pinata...


I love watching all the kids scramble to grab as much candy as possible once the pinata breaks open...

Poppy opened her gifts as our guests were getting ready to go.  Even though it's blurry, I just love this picture of Poppy and Ava hugging goodbye...

We were so lucky the weather turned out to be beautiful that day (or else we would have had 40+ people crammed into our house!) and everyone had fun at the party.  Poppy says it was her favorite party ever (and I think it might have been my favorite too).

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Super cute pictures. Perfect idea:)

Sarah said...

Super cute pictures, what a fun party.

Natalie said...

The party looked amazing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPPY!!!

Krista said...

What a beautiful party! Love the balloons on the blanket - great ideas! Happy Birthday Poppy!

Christine said...

This looks like a FABULOUS party for a pretty awesome five year old!!!

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