Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17 - more b-day party pics

Ella is obsessed with birthdays. She LOVES them. So, I wanted to make sure she had a fun 5th birthday party! We had her party in the backyard (because seriously I don't think I could have handled Chuck E Cheese, UGH) and 17 kids showed up! I kept it pretty simple, we played Duck Duck Goose, we had bowling set up, face painting, bean bag toss, a pinata, and pin the jewel on the kitty's collar (like pin the tail on the donkey.) I served popcorn and fruitsnacks for snacks and we had lots of water and juice boxes available as it was 96 degrees outside. Luckily my Dad and Debbie were here visiting from Georgia and Dad helped Chris set up two tents and Debbie helped me with decorations. All in all I think Ella had a blast and that's all that matters!!!

The pull string pinata.

Ella getting her face painted

Hello Kitty : )

Hunter, being the sweet big brother that he is, decided that he wanted his face to say Happy Birthday (that's what is on his chin) Ella. He's so cute!

Ella's "Hi Kitty" cake

The girl loves her some cake!

Hey El how old are you?

Ella would "read" each card and funny enough each card said something about her being a sincess (according to her.)

I have never seen a more thankful child when it comes to presents!! This is her swooning over a present : )

Ella has been asking a lot this week for her birthday, you are going to have to wait quite a while baby!


She’s Our Butterfly said...

Happy 5th Birthday Ella...looks like she had a wonderful day!!

Pallavi said...

The last pics is so priceless...

Love that little doll of yours..

Cate said...

do you guys have the melissa and doug bday cake? if not you need it - Abby loves it.

heidi marie said...

so adorable!! happy birthday ella!

Kristen said...

What a darling! Incredible how big she looks in these pictures! Still got the prettiest of hair.

You threw quite a successful party. If that is your simple I wonder what a more detailed birthday party is!

Heather said...

I love her. :)

Seriously, that skirt is the cutest and the Duck Duck Goose game was my favorite too!!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Ella!
She's such a cutie!

Tiffany said...

How fun!!! She's so beautiful.