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a party for bee

I had such lovely dreams for Bee's fourth birthday party. A flower theme, out in the backyard. Children running around the backyard on a scavenger hunt to find various flowers in the garden, potato stamping flowers onto goodie bags, planting their own flowers to take home in little pots, a flower pinata, etc. And then it rained. Again. (Remember C's party this summer?) So we moved the party inside. Again.

At least the kids had cute hats to wear. I made these out of paper I had around, and then fashioned a few more tissue flowers to staple to the side. (I'm pretty fast at making those now!) The kids looked awfully cute in their party hats.

And we somehow came up with enough games to entertain them. Do you remember that great party game where you tie a balloon onto everyone's ankle and then you try to stomp on everyone else's balloon? I remember it being great fun.. the three and four year olds felt otherwise. Bee was the first to cry when her balloon got popped.

But they all perked up for cake. Bee wanted cupcakes this year, with flowers on them. We piped frosting into little petals and laid a Necco wafer in the middle. I cut out a few leaves for them to sit on.

And then the pinata. I hoped to find a pretty flower pinata at the party store, but there were none. So we bought a soccer ball pinata that was white with bits of black tissue on top. We pulled off the black tissue and then covered the entire thing with rows of tissue paper petals. (Special thanks to JR who did most of the work.)

Here it is almost finished. We were hoping it would look like the camellias that have just bloomed in the front yard. I think we came pretty close. We were a little sad to have the kids bash it into a million pieces.

And so, our little one is four! We can hardly believe it. We love her so. Happy birthday sweet Bee.. I'll be praying for sunshine for your next birthday party!

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Ohh is really pretty, and it seems easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

08.4.2010 | Unregistered Commentergiozi

What a beautiful party! I was browsing thru pinata ideas and came across your amazing pinata! Is there any way you could email me and let me know how you cut the petals and put it together? I would very much appreciate it!

08.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Wow... just stumbled across your site... what an inspiration! Thank You all the way from a little town in England X

11.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Wow wat a beautiful collections.!!!!Really these are very cute to see.The arts which are shown here are really too good.I too like to do it now.Perhaps i think that if this party was more enhanced by choosing a suitable marquee services it would have been still better..ultimately the best.

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12.16.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrangelina2010

just saw a project so similar to this in MSL and thought of you....

05.26.2011 | Unregistered Commentermeg

love to do this lantern effect for an upcoming shower. i notice you creased the tissue to give it more dimension. how did you glue/tape.. what did you use please.

01.31.2012 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

I was looking for Flower THemed parties and came across this... I raised my eyebrows at the balloon idea thinking what a great idea, then a split second later thought about how upset my daughter would get when hers was popped... then laughe outloud at that being your result! lol cute blog and party looked great!

06.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Adorable! This looks like such a fun party!

02.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I thought you should know that a Flickr user has posted one of your images here to the website. While she does credit this page, she has the image listed under an "attribution license," under which the image can be used for any purpose (even commercial) so long as the original photographer is credited (in this case, most likely her, not you). I thought I'd let you know in case you'd like to ask her to remove the image or change the license so that it's not used commercially/without your consent.

03.5.2014 | Unregistered CommenterObie Williams

Sorry, forgot to include the Flickr link in my last post: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25240867@N04/4392262315/

03.5.2014 | Unregistered CommenterObie Williams

nice post thanks for your post

09.28.2017 | Unregistered CommenterRam

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