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My Party

Name: Daisy, 4
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Four years old is pretty special, and so to celebrate, we put together Daisy's very first actual birthday party. 

Almost everything for this party was just pulled out of a closet somewhere, or made by the hands of our loving extended family, late in the night, after coming home from work. 

We invited all the kids via their moms on Facebook, but then I felt really lame, so Daisy, my mom, and I put together tickets to send out to the each of her party guests. We made sure to encourage them to dress up since Daisy would be too. Almost all the girls dressed up, but the boys chickened out at the last minute, haha. The tickets were just cut out using the Silhouette, and we printed them off our home printer- nothing fancy. 

The decorations were just simple cardstock flags that had been bought at Hobby Lobby. They were glued together like a pad of paper would be, so all we had to do was peel them off the pad, tape them to string, and hang it up- super simple, just like I like it. 

The cake was four different colored layers, and I will be the first to admit I made it from a box. I got the idea, as well as the rice crispie treats on a stick, from Pinterest. 

Daisy's costume was inspired from Etsy. It was going to be nearly $100 to buy what we saw, so instead we decided to make it ourselves. My mom handmade the top hat headband she wore, and we bought a simple black tee from a secondhand store, and sewed the fringy things on- she wanted to be a ballerina/gypsy/ring leader. 

We had face painting for the kids, a pinata, and silly things for them to wear around, like a giant hat, or zebra ears. Mostly it was just them running around sucking in every bit of sugar they could find! But that's how a first real birthday party should be, shouldn't it?

Thanks, Amy! If you guys want to see more of the party, click on over to Best Day Ever.

(Images: Amy Hildebrand)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.