When I asked Caroline what kind of birthday party she wanted this year without hesitation she exclaimed “a YELLOW party!” I wasn’t really sure how I was going to pull off a birthday party in our new house just a few weeks after moving in but I promised Matt (and myself) that I would keep things as simple as possible, which as you know is totally against my party planning style. But I did it! I did it! And despite getting rained out of our backyard as guests were arriving and moving everything inside last minute I am happy to report that this was my first party ever where I did not suffer a case of hostess neurosis on party day!
The birthday girl!
I grabbed a few dozen yellow cupcakes from the Harris Teeter and had pizza delivered just before guests arrived. Easy. Easy. Easy.
We had everything set up outside and ready to go for an outdoor party — food, booze, decorations, yard sprayed for mosquitoes, bounce house and more…and then a storm rolled in about 20 minutes after the guests arrived. Womp. Womp.
I picked up two bouquets of flowers from the farmers market for the table decor. Everything else we already had in my party bins that Matt thankfully agreed to dig through the garage to find!
Oh and someone got a little sidewalk chalk happy with all his extra free time he had while the kids napped.
Caroline’s best, best, best friend — Austin. He was her first friend at daycare at 3 months old and they have been inseparable since.
Facetiming with Grandma + Grandpa!
When the rain stops and you run outside for a Supper Club group photo!
Mimi + Grandad + Auntie Ann
Another fun party (and our FIRST in our new house) for the books!
See Caroline’s Previous Birthday Parties