Papa calls Julia's tutu a "three-three" now that she is another year older. Julia thinks this term is the greatest thing since she wears her tutu day and night. There were plenty of three-threes adorning her fairy princess tea party last Saturday.
We had a blast!
|The birthday girl on the morning of her big day! For her first big task as a three year old, she chose to mix all of her play-dough (something she learned at church the week before). Hey, anything goes.|
|Getting a big kick out of the many "happy birthday's" sung to her during the week.|
|Julia's cake. |
I used this recipe from Bon Appetit for double banana cake. Quite a good one and a hit with the toddlers! Julia insisted on the incorporation of gumballs - they were a good accent (and a good compromise).
One of Julia's many tutu's adorns the base of the cakestand for some easy decorating.
|Julia's little friends.|
|Even Charlie wore his fairy wings and enjoyed the festivities. You're next Charlie-bear!|
For an easy activity and party favor, we made our own wands. I used this cookie recipe that I found on Pinterest for some delicious (and heftier) cookies. Once I cut them out, I placed a bamboo rod in each of them and baked them for the allotted time.
On our picnic table I set out the frosting and all of the ingredients for decorating. The kids were able to take a few bites of their creations and then take the rest home. I even made mini ones on lollipop sticks for the babies involved.
Happy happy birthday sweet girl.
Yes, it is over despite a week-long celebration. We now embark on the wonderful world of three!