My mom found a website of birthday party ideas that had the idea to arrange cupcakes like the Olympic rings. It took a lot of food coloring, but I thought that it turned out very cute.
I was also pretty excited about the Wheaties cookies. I felt like an Olympics party just had to have Wheaties involved. So I turned them into cookies. And cookies are the breakfasts of champions.
DeLaynie is a natural little hostess. As the first guests arrived, she came to the door to greet them, called them by name, and walked them into the play area. Pretty cool, huh?
Did you know that ribbon dancing is an Olympic sport? Well, it is. It's referred to as "Rhythmic Gymnastics" because that somehow gives it an air of athleticism, but it's still twirling around with a stick with ribbons coming out of it. It's a favorite pastime for Attaway preschoolers. Okay, we only have one, but she really loves it.
Ella blew out her candles before we could sing "Happy Birthday," and before I could get a picture. I re-lit them. Then I pretended like nothing happened. What? She didn't bake 'em!
Ella never disappoints when it comes to taking down a cupcake. As I mentioned previously, I used a lot of food coloring to get the cupcakes close to the right color, so it stained pretty badly. (That hoodie is going to require some serious bleaching.) We got it off once we got home, but Ella's face is a lovely shade of green in most of the pictures.
I'll have more pictures later, and there's even a rumor about a video. That's Daddy's department, so we'll just have to see. Most of the best pictures include the girls' friends, but I don't like to publish photos of other peoples' children for safety purposes.
It was a fun day, despite a migraine that has persisted since this morning. The girls had a good time, and Mom and Dad had some fun, too. Have I ever mentioned how much I love the fact that I only have to organize one party a year? I now have 364 days to prepare for next year. I guess it better be good then, huh?