Best Kids Parties: Sunshine

Best Kids Parties: Sunshine

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Carrie McBride
May 23, 2012
Name: Lucy Location: Toronto, Ontario Lucy is our Little Miss Sunshine - she's funny, sweet and a very happy baby. hHaving a sunshine themed party seemed just right for her! My mom told me this past Halloween that when I was in kindergarten, I had decided to be a 'sunshine' for Halloween. For my costume she collected everything that was yellow- yellow tutu, yellow top, yellow shoes, yellow wig! I was a sunshine! For Lucy's first birthday party, I followed my mom's lead - everything yellow! yellow food, yellow decorations and yellow clothes! It all started off with a happy little invitation to lucy's little friends. Then... Decorations: • classic poms to hang both indoors and outdoors • mini poms as cake toppers • two different garlands: one with scraps of ribbon looped onto string and another where I sandwiched a paper doily and yellow circle onto string • favourite photos of Lucy's first year • daffodils and yellow tulips were the perfect fresh flowers Music: • Elizabeth Mitchell kept us entertained with her cheerful, sunny songs! Clothing: • Lucy's mamma and pappa gave her the sunny little sweater • I made her flower headband using the fabric from an old dress of mine &bull I made my flower necklace and earrings using vintage beads Menu: fresh and homemade was the way to go • mini mac & cheese • Fnnish karjalanpiirakkas with egg-butter • yellow beans, yellow peppers, yellow tomatoes and dip • crakers and cheese • banana cake with cream cheese frosting • Finnish pepes • cake pops • yellow golden delicious apples, yellow pears, mini bananas, pineapple, and blueberries (since they are Lucy's weakness!) • lemon and cream pie jelly beans, finnish marianne candies, pistachios, lemon lollipops, and baby banana mum-mums (for the little ones) • pineapple juice, apple juice, water and coffee Games: • pin the smile on the sunshine • hot-sunshine (a.k.a. hot-potato - to which we sang "You are my sunshine") • prizes: yellow shovel, frisbee, sand pail, bubbles, candies and gum. Loot: • happy face balls, lollipops, tambourines, and 'Little Miss Sunshine books' Thanks Jenny! Readers, visit Jenny at Mint in the Middle (Images: Mint in the Middle) MY PARTY ARCHIVESUBMIT YOUR CHILD'S PARTY
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