Yeah, I didn't miss it....I promise. I just haven't been making time for myself to blog and I bought a new camera and I procrastinated taking the pics off my camera. I'm too spoiled with my camera phone and uploading straight from there.
Anyway, I digress....
Charlotte had a birthday about a month ago. Drea and I had so much trouble getting her to make a decision on a party theme. She said she wanted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), then mermaids, then Barbies, then Hello Kitty, then TMNT & Hello Kitty together, then Barbie & mermaids together. Lol. I'm pretty sure there are tons more I'm forgetting. Drea and I kept laughing and laughing at her about her ideas. We finally helped her decide on mermaids and do an under the sea party.
Here's my little princess in her mermaid costume. She had it from Halloween a couple years ago. Drea and I think that's really the only reason why she went with Mermaid theme.
We hoped it would be nice enough to have the party outside (even though it was only the middle of March) but it rained most of the day so we had to make provisions for inside.
Below is the Sand Art activity that we planned for the kids to do. It was the main thing Charlotte wanted her guests to do. It was fun and a perfect activity for the basement so there wasn't too much of a mess to clean up.
Here is the mermaid cake she asked me to make. She was dead set on having her mermaid Barbies incorporated on the cake.
We had a lot of fun planning food that went with the theme.....like the grapes on the skewers back there that were supposed to look like seaweed, the seashell pasta salad, blue jello cups with the swedish fish in it, etc.
There are so many more pictures I could post and will if I find time. But overall, Charlotte had an awesome time at her party. Both her and Drea thanked me that evening on our way to church (without me even prompting...lol!)