If you love pictures, you will love this post. Ely's party took 3 weeks to plan, lots of sleepless nights and lots of wonderful helpers. Thank you to everyone who babysat, cut Foofa flowers, made plaster, ran errands, took party pictures or helped clean up! And last but not least, Gina was the totally talented creator of Ely's birthday cake.
Notice the hundreds of edible sugar flowers on the table…genius! Ely could not, would not stop eating them. Along with everyone else!
Here is the Gorgeous Gina with Austin.
These were the kids' goody bags. The Foofa and Plex cut outs came from the Nick Jr. website.
This was our guest sign in made out of posterboard from HEB.
These were the guest 'Thank You for Coming' rainbow cookies. Thank you Good Life Eats blog.
This is what the cookies looked like before the slicing process:
Kelsie and Kevin were so sweet to do last minute errands the day of the party for us. And these were the flowers they picked. Perfect!
These were some of the party hats I made. Thank you Lavenders Blue for the template.
This is Foofaland. This came together the night before the party when the Spirit of Last Minute Ideas paid me a visit. I used butcher paper that my church gave me for free (so nice) and painted the lime green fields with acrylic paint. I got the characters from the Nick Jr. website but had to blow them up at Alphagraphics and laminate them.
Miraculously, I cleared off a window sill for the presents. This was probably the happiest our windowsill have ever been.
Here is Ely hogging her babies…hoping no one will notice.
Here are 3 members of the Piña clan.
Here is Ely with one of her favorite women in the whole world.
Ava was the most entertaining participant of Pin the Eye Muno game…
Ely's Top 3 Favorite things about the party:
1. Daddy dressed up as DJ Lance Rock
2. Ms. Gina's amazing cake and…
3. the Foofa piñata, thanks Bulala!
A very squirrely kid picture posing in front of Foofa.
The adorable Baby Zachary…
Here is Bulala having the time of her life and future softball all star Ava.
Here is Ely's other favorite woman in the whole world.
Cutest DJ Lance ever!
Ely was keenly aware who's party this was.
The DJ Lance wannabees.
In case you have a shoe fetish, here is a close up of my DJ Lance-alicious shoes.
We gave Ely her first Williams Sonoma apron, because every serious chef in our family needs one.
This is what the inside of the top cake tier looked like. Lots of ooohs and aaahhhs….
And the bottom tier was all chocolatey goodness! We are still eating birthday cake and we couldn’t be happier about it.