Sunday, October 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Alaina and Ruby!

It was Alaina's 4th birthday on Saturday.  Ruby will turn one on November 5.  We had a birthday party for the two of them Saturday evening.  Laura and Aaron had it in a big room at their church, so that both Aaron's family and all of us could be there.  Laura is very creative, and it was such a cute party.   Warning - lots of pictures!

Alaina watching for her people to arrive.



 This was a farm themed birthday party.


 There was a "petting zoo":


Here's the animals behind the fence...


 Each child that came got an egg carton...


They had to find baby chicks that were hidden all over the room.


 There's one!


 The kids searching for chicks.


Here's Alaina's full carton of chicks.  Inside the chicks were animal temporary tattoos.


 There were lots of farm books scattered around.



Laura made headbands for the kids (and a few adults) to wear.  You could be a cow, rooster or sheep.



 Here's Laura and Ruby modeling their rooster and sheep headbands.



 The kids decorated pumpkins.



Hard at work!


 The adorable cake Laura made.



And the cute cupcakes she made...


 Time to eat!  We had hot dogs, pulled pork, pigs in the blanket, deviled eggs, cider...  So good!


These little pails were on each table with chex mix in them.


These were also on the table for everyone to take home.  There were yummy drop cookies in the containers.


Time for presents! (Do you see that Ruby's hair is starting to lay down?)


Ruby testing out our gift.  She climbs on everything!


Ruby watching people leave.  What a fun night to celebrate our little darlings!

22 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Looks like a fun time! Have to admit though
that I missed Ruby's fluffy hair! haha.

Linda Eller said...

Mari your daughter is very very talented. Everything looked so cute and stayed with the theme through out. Those two little girls are just so cute and I love seeing pictures of them. And yes, I can see that Ruby's hair is beginning to lay down, but I kinda liked it 'wild', as she is so cute. Hope the new week ahead will be good for you.

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy birthday wishes for Alaina and Ruby. It seems to be a wonderful day for both kids and parents. Everything was theme based. Even the cakes. So delicious cakes.Hardworking too...

Simply Linda said...

Awwww Happy Birthdays!!! Just precious, Mari...precious. Blessings

PS Does your daughter bake cakes for a living? Just wondering--she has such talent. smiles

Sola Scriptura said...

It looks like such a great party! It's hard to believe the girls are celebrating 1 and 4 years old! Where does the time go? Is Ruby walking?

Terri D said...

Those little girls are beyond adorable!! What a great theme for the double birthday party. Lots of fun for everyone, and you can NEVER have too many pictures to share. Just thought I would mention that!

Changes in the wind said...

So special and how creative!

Cheri said...

Oh my word- so stinking cute! She stole all the talent genes for our whole family I swear!!

Sally said...

Doesn't get any better than that! Such a darling party; Laura is really talented. So glad it all went well. Yes, I see Ruby's hair; I'm going to miss it the way it was though. LOL

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful party! Laura really is very creative and talented. Her girls will always remember the effort she put in for them. I hope the girls had a great time.

Arlene said...

The perfect party!! I love the chicks and the egg cartons!! Laura did a wonderful job!!

Laura said...

Thanks for being our family photographer! Everyone had lots of fun and we had two VERY tired girls afterward. :)

Carrie B. said...

Oh goodness that Laura is talented! She should have her own party business!! What a perfectly adorable farm party. I love the kiddo activity ideas she came up with - but that cake and those cupcakes are swoon worthy!! So so cute!

Happy birthday and many blessings to beautiful Alaina and Ruby. It's easy to tell what precious treasures they are to all. Thanks for sharing - I oohed and aahed over every photo along with my MIL. ;)

Have a great week Hon! xo

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday to both beautiful girls! What a fabulous party!! xx

Terri said...

Oh MY Word!!! So stinkin' adorable. The cake and all the cute little extra's - that girl sure has talent. And Alaina and Ruby - just precious. Can't believe how big Ruby is getting. Her hair is so cute - even when it's not standing straight up

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Mari, that is the cutest birthday party EVER!!! And the girls are growing so fast! I'm blown away by the cuteness!!!

Love the cake and cupcakes too. What a great job!

I'm guessing you'll have A LOT of fun on Halloween with the kids too!

xo jj

Bethany Carson said...

Laura is such a talented party planner! She did a beautiful job on the cake and cupcakes. And everyone must have had so much fun with the games! The chick hunt in particular looks like a lot of fun. Happy birthday to the children! And, Ruby is adorable as ever, though I'm sure I will miss seeing her fabulous hair style!

Jean Stauffer said...

Laura is AMAZING!!!! I remember pictures from another party she had for Alaina. How fun! And that picture of Ruby looking out the window at the people leaving is just the cutest!

Jenny said...

Wow. I'd better not let Audrey see this or I'll be in for a TIME come next June when Dagny turns two. How does Laura do it? I bet she's an organizational wizard. This is truly impressive. I want to be a sheep and have a sheep cupcake. Everything was so cute for those darling girls. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! xoxo

Sue O said...

That is the cutest party I have ever seen. Now I wonder what Laura will do next year?

Cherdecor said...

What a wonderful party! Laura must have stayed up all night working on this one. That cake was fabulous!

The girls are so cute and getting so big. You are blessed!

Brenda said...

Adorable! Looks like a lot of hard work was done preparing. Love the whole theme. The cake was so fun!