Saturday, June 14, 2008

Kate's Flower Party

Kate is a big four years old now. She didn't have to have a birthday to have become all grown up in my book though. Having a new baby did that. She has been trying to act like a big girl now. Even her temper tantrums have gotten bigger:-( She has taken two baths without a total break down and she has decided that now that she is big she wants to do everything exactly the way Emily does things.


Kate wanted a flower cake this year so we planned her party around the cake. We decorated garden visors with pretty flower and bug stickers. Then we headed outside for a watering can relay race. We had a flower pot bean bag toss, planted some plants in pretty pots and then the girls got to play with hundreds of ladybugs.


It was so simple. The girls loved that I poured pink lemonade out of a watering can! But the hit of the party was as Katie was blowing out her birthday candles her friends all starting yelling that there was a ladybug crawling on her. Sure enough there it was crawling up to her neck. They giggled forever as they ate their cake.

I am so happy that Kate has such a wonderful group of girl friends. It is really a Mother's secret wish to always have wonderful friends for their children. What a lucky birthday girl!

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

absolutely adorable

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Kate!! The cake is gorgeous...what a fun party idea!

Jamie C. said...

Gabs had such a great time. Happy Birthday Kate, thanks for the invitation. We've been taking really good care of the flower...and balloon! :)

Cathy said...

You are so clever- darling idea and what a cute little girl!

Clark Family said...

Elise treasures her flower. It is the only thing on our front porch right now, which reminds me--we should go water it. Though now that I see the pictures it looks like we have someone else's. She had a great time. Happy birthday again Kate.

Familia Bethers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE! And Jen, lovely cake!

The Wilhelm Family said...

OK...what a great idea for a birthday party. Did you make that cake? It looks amazing. Happy Birthday Kate!

Blaire said...

Happy Birhtday Katie! You mom's pretty awesome to through you such a cool party with your girl friends. You're a lucky girl!

Good job, Jen. What a cute party!

Sarah said...

Amazing cake. Did you buy the lady bugs at a Home Depot type store? I saw them for sale the other day with Carter. He loves bugs of all sorts and when he saw that many in one place, his head nearly exploded.

Stacey B. said...

It's funny that Alli went to Katie's party, but she's the one who ended up with presents. I don't think Alli has let that balloon out of her sight and the flower is beautiful. So thank you!! Alli had such a great time! I'm so grateful that she has been able to spend time with Katie over the last several months. Katie is such a sweet girl and we love her!

Nicole said...

You do the most amazing birthdays! I love this idea!

sixlayerdip said...

Great birthday party. Sophie had a wonderful time! Her pretty flower is decorating our picnic table.