To Be The Only Child

For Breanna's first 3 birthdays she was an only child. And baby we made a big deal out of those birthdays.

Her second birthday was a sock hop. She loved to dance, so I figured that was the built in entertainment. When she was little we were part of a huge playgroup. And we invited everyone. NOT to our tiny little 1000sq ft. house. Instead we had her parties at the church in the fellowship hall. It was perfect. One big room, a kitchen, kid sized and regular tables and chairs readily available. And best of all we only had to clean up when it was all over.

How freakin cute are toddlers in poodle skirts?
Daddy made an old convertible for Bre and her boyfriend to cruise in.
Old time photo cut outs courtesy of dad too.
They had Krystal burgers (just their size) french fries and milk shakes.

For birthday #3 the playgroup was anxious awaiting us to top the sock hop party. Breanna had been to Sea World many times that spring and was obsessed with the Sea Lion and Otter show which at that time was about Pirates. And being an only child, what she wanted, she got!
The little pirates fished for toys. And could get pirate tattoos.
They played our Pirate version of hot potato and got beads when they ended up with the Gator. No one was "out" note all the beaded kiddos. For some reason I have no pictures of the kiddie pool full of sand that they dug through to find pirate booty. The church kids enjoyed that activity for months after the party.Pirate ship cake, by daddy.And the ultimate party activity? Playing in the kid sized pirate ship daddy built. It had a working cannon too!

I warned you we host kick-ass kid's parties! Come back next week when I will continue with the birthday madness.


How awesome! Seriously amazing art work by Daddy. How creative!

March 13, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

Um, please, don't let my children see any of these....I will be in serious trouble. :)
Daddy can build, bake, paint...what can't he do???
Great pics.

March 13, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

I am in AWE!

March 14, 2009 at 5:26 AM  

Holy Cow. You are the Birthday Kings. I thought Pin the Tail on the Pumpkin and egg toss were enough to make our parties awesome haha. Thank goodness my kids don't read blogs...

March 14, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

Your husband lets your daughter have a boyfriend? Never going to happen at my house!

March 14, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

You are just like me! I love to bring the themes to life! And, if you start a few months ahead it is really quite inexpensive!
Great Parties!

March 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

You guys seriously rock. I've had some great theme parties, but you take it to a whole new level. Our constant used to "Pin the ____" on whatever--hat on the firefighter, eyepatch on the pirate, etc.

March 14, 2009 at 6:13 PM  

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