Sunday, January 4, 2009

Birthday Party!

Today wasone of my nieces' first birthday and my sister threw a really fun party. It was a "tea party" and she had the table all decked out with lots of different tea sandwiches (chicken salad, cucumber, roast beef, turkey and cranberry, etc.), scones, banana bread and lots of other fun treats.
Isn't the table pretty? Here's a close-up:
It was so nice! Look at the cupcakes!
I guess Don took over the camera for awhile--because there usually aren't that many pics of me--but there were a lot today! Here I am with Gooser--I think Gooser looks so sweet in this pic:
And with Patrick:
And with Pickle (who wasn't cooperating!):
And here I wanted to show you this sweater I got for Christmas--isn't the back of it cool?
Okay--enough of me! Here's Andy and his cousin:
And Pickle playing:
And Pickle really happy to get a Strawberry Shortcake book in her goodie bag! This girl LOVES "Berry Cake"!!
And finally--a platter of cookies and a jar of Hershey's Kisses. The jar was a "guess how many Kisses are in the jar and win all the candy" game. I have an uncanny knack for ALWAYS winning these games! My sister rolled her eyes when I won it this time because she's so sick of me getting those Kisses! LOL!!
And sorry I didn't post a pic of the Birthday Girl--I was in all the pics with her and I just looked too gross!
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26 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

So cute...I hope the birthdya girl had a blast...How old is she? :)

Misty said...

Everything looks SO sweet and girly! I love it! And the sweater is TOO cute! Whoever gave you that got some major brownie points! I've never seen one like that before!

Ronda's Rants said...

Sorry...I went back and reread it...you clearly stated first birhtday...I am off to have a much needed cup of coffee!!!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

That is a super sweet party!
Your sweater is great!

Allison said...

Cute party! Today is my little one's 2nd birthday and we are in the midst of decorating and preparing!

I can't wait to do little tea parties with Cate!

Loved the sweater, BTW!

Z's Mom said...

That party looked sooo cool....what a great theme! Why is our toddlers won't cooperate? Oh yes, they are toddlers. :(

Now I want some of those cookies....yum!!!

I hope the birthday girl had a great one!!!!

Jennifer said...

What an adorable party theme! I love Miss P's dress. :)

noble pig said...

I love first Birthday parties. Both my kids had their 1st Birthday's at the Disneyland Hotel at Goofey's Kitchen and went crazy witht the goody bags. It was so fun! Thanks for sharing the party...and your sweater is cool.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Love the sweater! Love the party! Hope you guys had fun!

Kelly said...

Wow! Your family really knows how to throw a shingding!! I'm glad that it wasn't a "girls only" theme and the boys got to enjoy.

That sweater is way cool and you look fab in ALL the pics!

Jen said...

now that is one cool birthday party. You people really now how to throw a party!

Heather of the EO said...

NICE party! You look great--what a unique sweater, LOVE it. Your kids are adorable, of course.

Mimi said...

Heavens to Betsy, you people really know how to throw a party!

It all looks wonderful.

Aubrey said...

WOW! She went all out. Everything looked great!
I have got to tell you, you have some of the most beautiful kiddos! Oh. Too cute!
I'm lovin' your sweater. I would SO wear something like that!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

What a cute party!!! I want to go to a pretty pink tea party, too! Love the sweater!

Shannon said...

Very cute!



And girl... you could be covered in poo and NOT look gross!

mannequin said...

Your sister certainly is creative and oh so fancy. The tea party looks so inviting, the only thing missing is Alice and the Mad Hatter, hnh?

The sweater looks great on you, it looks like a train. Somehow on me, it would enlarge by butt ten sizes.

CaraBee said...

What a lovely party! I can't wait to have parties like that for my daughter. I'm betting Pickle has plenty more tea parties in her future! Love the sweater!

Rebecca Jo said...

What a beautiful table for a first party!!! How fun!!!

And love that sweater... does it feel funny though when you sit down?

Susie said...

What a beautiful table!!

Linda S said...

Happy Birthday! love the cupcakes...and that sweater is too cool! We'd have loved to see you in the pics...sheesh...

Kendrawolf said...

Jen, you never look gross. You always look so beautiful with that smile. I can see where your kids get their great looks!

JANE said...

Love the table and the idea!!
But love even more that sweater!! Do tell where did you get it?? Cause ya know we won't be wearing it on the same day or if we do, who could tell, we're in different states, LOL!!

Teri said...

That table is just the cutest thing I have seen! Your sweater rocks. And Pickle's dress is fabu!

mrsmouthy said...

So what's the secret on guessing the candy? I've NEVER won one of those contests!

Pickle and I totally need to set up a wardrobe exchange, too. That girl's got STYLE!

Jen B. said...

Great party idea! Looks like everyone had fun!
LOVE the sweater... I've never seen one like that.