What's that I See?

The light at the end of the tunnel?!

My baby is 6. Today! I KNOW! I can't believe it myself.

And we survived another Birthday Party! Saturday Brookie had 5 friends plus a sibling over to celebrate her 6th birthday. We only had RSVPs for 4, but had invited 8 so we had plenty to share with everyone. Whew!

The night before the girls colored lots of Littlest Pet Shop pictures and hung them all over the house. It was a great and cheap way to decorate! And as you may remember getting decorations for this party was not easy.

The cake that Dad made.

Brooke told him exactly what she wanted and he made it.
The coins and yellow road make it look JUST like the Littlest Pet Shop game she loves to play.

Everything but the LPS figurines, candles and the foil wrappers on the coins is edible.
And it's cute from EVERY side.
Dad is getting pretty good at the fondant. And he makes it with marshmallows, so it tastes good too!

First the kids decorated "doggie bags" brown lunch bags, which were for the goodies they would take home from the party. This has become a staple in our party planning. We have the kids decorate their own bag while we wait for everyone to arrive. Cheap, easy, fun and time filler.

Playing "Doggie, Doggie, where's your bone? Someone took it from your home."
They also played a rousing game of animal charades and toss the bone in the dog dish, with graham cracker bones they got to eat!
Pin the tail on the Pony. Painting courtesy of daddy.
Lunch was served from dog dishes.
Puppy Kibble = chicken poppers and pretzel nibblers
Cat Chow = "goldfish" (crackers) and "mice" (cheese in the shape of Mickey Mouse)

With fruit and veggies for the little bunnies.
Happy Birthday to Brooke.

A sampling of the goodies that went home in the doggie bags.
They each got a Littlest Pet Shop toy, Littlest Pet Shop Box of Bandaids (which were declared the greatest idea EVAH) Littlest Pet Shop magnets and Littlest Pet Shop Coloring book.

This makes us one down and one to go on birthday parties for 2009! And now I am enjoying my only 2 days of doing nothing for awhile. Spring Break starts Friday. Ahhhh!


What fun! You are so creative! My son always got the McDonalds and bowling parties ...I am not good at all with party planning.

March 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

Looks like a great time!

I am verily (yes I spelled that right) impressed with the cake!!

March 24, 2009 at 5:13 PM  

Wow! THAT is the cutest cake ever. And this is coming from a girl who made a cake shaped like a tequila bottle.

March 24, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

OK, that cake was fantastic, b ut I was really impressed with the doggie dishes -- great idea!

I assume there was a BIG "mommy's little helper" at the end of that day.


March 24, 2009 at 6:07 PM  

The dog bowls are too cute.

March 24, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

adorable cake!

March 24, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Awesome!!! That cake is the best...he should sell them!!!
Cute gift bags and I love the pet bowls. You are so clever.

March 25, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

You and your hubby could have a very successful career in party planning. Seriously amazing ideas and creativity.

March 25, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

How FUN! I love doing parties for my kids as well. We don't spend much on them . . . we try to make as much as possible. And I'm not a good cake maker, but the kids always think they rock, so I'm good with it :-) I also HATE goody bags . . . we have also opted for the "gift" goody bag . . . princess hats, army hats and dog tags, whatever goes with it - without the candy and stuff they'll throw away right away.

I've gotten some great ideas from your parties - thanks!

March 25, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

Cute stuff! We have a five year old birthday boy tomorrow!

March 25, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

With all of those dog food bowls, it's almost like you should GET ANOTHER DOG... ;-)

March 25, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

you are so creative! LOVE that cake!!

March 25, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

I will confess most of my ideas are 'borrowed' from others and adapted to our party. The kids kept asking are we really going to eat out of those bowls? When you are six and given permission to eat out of a dog bowl, life is good. LOL!

March 27, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

That cake is SO IMPRESSIVE! Can I be 6 again? :)

April 2, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

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