1.25.2010

Weekend WrapUp - Birthday Edition



Happy Monday! I hope y'all had a great weekend. We did!

Friday was mostly the usual routine, with some last-minute prep for Elayna's birthday party thrown in. I also made chicken & dumplings for dinner. I'm going to share that recipe on Southern Loving soon, they are sooo good!

Saturday was the big day - Elayna's 9th Birthday! The party was absolutely wonderful, probably my favorite ever. Everyone had a blast! I took about a million pictures and I wish I could post them all, but I will restrain myself. =D

My parents provided a lot of the decorations from their personal collection. They grew up in the 50's and are big fans of the music & culture. They especially love Elvis, and they are responsible for Elayna's love of Elvis as well.

That's a real, working record player!

I found the poodle skirt at a costume shop.

She loved it!




One of the gifts she asked us for was a bible with her name printed on it. I found this adorable Princess bible for her...she loved it SO much!


All of the girls....acting silly!

After a dinner of burgers & fries, diner style, we had Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes;
they were a big hit!


Then it was time to destroy the Jukebox Pinata!

Coca-Cola in glass bottles was a fun refreshment..........


....and the Sundae bar was another big hit! They ate those while watching Coraline in 3D.

The girls didn't even keep us up all night! I think they were exhausted.

Sunday we had a waffle breakfast and then the girls were picked up. We had a relaxing day of church, chilling at home, going to a friend's birthday party (the girl on the far left in the above picture, she's my friend Heather's daughter Savanna), then more relaxing!

I hope this week treats you well!
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21 comments:

Yaya said...

How cute!!!!

Yaya said...

I'm totally gonna have to join in on this meme next week!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I love Chicken & Dumplings

The party looks fun! I love that she is in love with the 50's!! What a cool idea for a party. I'm sure she told you how much you ROCK!!

Mrs Gloves said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! What a great theme for a party.

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Tara R. said...

I'm glad the party was such a big success. I love the poodle skirt, it is perfect!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Looks like everyone had SO much FUN! :) LOVE the poodle skirt and all the cool decor - your parents are cool! ;)

4 Lettre Words said...

How much fun is that!?! Love it!

Tammie said...

the party looks like a blast! and i love the poodle skirt.

Kim said...

How flipping adorable is this party?? You are awesome.. They look like they had a blast.. Happy Birthday to you little girl!!

blueviolet said...

You really made it themed PERFECTLY!!! What a special memory she'll have. I love every bit of it!

Heather said...

I LOVED this! I think I will steal this for down the road (waaaaaay down the road). Seriously, it's such a great theme, and I bet she will look back on it for years and remember it as her favorite!

shortmama said...

That party looks like so much fun!!

Just Breathe said...

Looks like such a fan party. That is so awesome that she loves Elvis.

Kel said...

Her skirt is adorable and the decorations look amazing! I'm so glad she had a wonderful party with her friends!!!
~K

Jenners said...

I'm so impressed with everything about the party!! way to carry off a great theme. Love that poodle skirt!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Looks like loads of fun! Happy Birthday!

MoziEsmé said...

That whole thing just looks yummy! Lots of sweetness. And I love the skirt...

Erin said...

OMG I just love her poodle skirt and she looks so adorable in it!!

I so wish I could make dumplings...I LOVE them, but can't make them, then end up as rocks!

Susan Anderson said...

What a cute party idea!

Melissa Dominic said...

As a kid I had a 50's themed party, I remember it being my favourite party of all. Adorable!

Seizing My Day said...

Love it! I was a huge James Dean fan! ;) My little girl turned 9 this year too... such a sweet age... sniff... wish I could hold time for a little while longer! Cute Cute pics... looks like they had fun! I love planning home parties... though they are alot of work!
Jenn~