By May, Mollye had started talking about her birthday. She was ready for a big party like she saw in the pictures from her 1st and 2nd birthday parties! I, too, started getting excited about the birthday season. By the time June arrived, we had a plan- Ariel! Now if you know anything about my child, you know she walks around pretending to have fins and singing every Ariel song known to mankind!
I promise I did try to downplay this party! I promise! I really did! Take note of the small amount of food! However, the look on this little girl's face made it all worth it!!!
She was SOOO happy!!!
Here is a walk through of Mollye's 3rd birthday!!!
Mollye wanted to make her own cake. That is just what we did! She literally mixed, poured, baked, and placed all the items on the cake.
Some even ended up on the face! I'm positive this was after she took a couple licks from her fingers!
Homemade birthday hats!
First up was the make a fish craft station. This helped to keep the kids in the front yard long enough to eat...
Dig for Treasure! The kids loved loading up their party favor buckets with all the goodies they could find!
Every three year old needs a bounce house!
Complete with a slide!
Clam Toss- note how smart the sister-n-law was to give Mollye shorts under that super cool Ariel fin!
Mollye loves to dance so there had to be a "Dancing around on what do you call them?? FEET!" complete with the Little Mermaid soundtrack.
Mr. Crab was in "charge" of all the drinks!Food Table!
We decided to place the plates, napkins, straws, and "dinglehoppers" inside a briefcase such as the one Ariel carries her thingamabobs in.
Peanut Butter and Jelly"fish"
Note that in July there is ALWAYS a fly in some picture!!! Ugh! Next year, the food is going to be inside!
Of course when I went to take the picture, the breeze would appear!
My favorite part of the entire day was when we sang Happy Birthday! Adam took too long to start it so Mollye started her own song!
Gift Time! Mollye loved everything in her "treasure trove!"
WOW!!! One very lucky girl!
Party Favors- Beach Buckets & Towels!
All in all I think it turned out to be a great party!!! Mollye is still talking about it! She was happy, and that in return makes this Mommy very happy! Happy 3rd birthday, Mollye Addison Casey!!!
Here is our 6:18 p.m. picture on her birthday- Mollye is officially 3!!!