The day had finally arrived. Months of planning .Weeks of preparation . Days of shopping, packing and wrapping . The entire time I was luxuriating in the process.
All leading up to the celebration of another year!
First up, a Sweet Treat Table for my sweet girl!
And a profile shot!
Our gorgeous cake took center stage and was made by no other than our very own Marta Matute from Marta's Cakes. I had decided on pink and gold as the color theme weeks ago. I also love cameos and had that incorporated into the design. The cameo on the banner, cake, and cookies were inspired by the same frame of her invitation. Notice the flower on the top of the cake. Look familiar?
The table's treat selection included strawberry flavored everything. From marshmallows, Sticko wafers, Pocky pretzels, to mentos and different gummy candy . It was a berry explosion!
We also had polvoron wrapped in pink tissue paper and pink meringues.
For the baked confectionary, we had cookies, cupcakes, petit fours, madeleines and an old time favorite of mine, coconut macaroons-yum!
Look at the detail of the cupcakes! The toppers were sugar filigree in pink and gold and were extremely delicate. I broke a few while setting up . Lucky for me Marta sent extras.
My Petit Fours were more like Maxi Fours, they were so big. Larger than an average cupcake but still they were delicious.
Madeleines courtesy of Kookie Korner, as were the meringues and polvoron.
I had little paper bags made so the children could collect their goodies in.
On the children's tables we laid out their party hats and had Goldilocks caramel popcorn in retro aluminum pails. We also had little bags of strawberry yogurt pretzels and jam filled biscuits for the children to munch on while they were playing games and partaking in the planned entertainment.
As the children arrived, they were given coloring sheets and some other art supplies so they could make their own Wild Thing mask. They later used these masks to role play during the story telling.
We had an interactive story telling and shadow puppet play of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, told and created by the teachers from My Masterpiece Movement.
The book was read to a shadow puppet play . I must say, the story teller and her assistants did a great job in holding the children's attention for almost an hour!
Roarrrr with The Wild Things!!
The shadow play begins with the coronation of the celebrant!
Audrey insisted on having a Pass the Parcel. Really, who doesn't love this game?
Everyone's a winner!
Up next, the My Masterpiece artists created a mural with much involvement from the audience. They began by tracing some children and then started to draw .
They even incorporated a game of"pin the tail on the wild thing" and had all the children finger paint the color on to the mural. I wish I had pictures of the children painting but I think my photographer was afraid to get to close to a bunch of screaming 5 year olds and their finger painting fingers! Not that I could blame him.
The end result!
When the games were over, it was present time. I let her open five presents and then we brought the rest of her loot home to open and play with over the next few days.
Audrey is one lucky girl!
She too had a little something for everyone to take on their way home.
It was a tiring afternoon (week!) but if my little Audrey had a great time, then it was all worth it.And judging from the pictures, I think she did!
It was a tiring afternoon (week!) but if my little Audrey had a great time, then it was all worth it.