Saturday, March 31, 2012

Callie's 5th Birthday Party

Can somebody say PINK?? :) Callie likes EVERYTHING pink - my little ponies, hello kitty, barbies, princesses - so a PINK party was the easiest way to incorporate everything! :) She decided that she wanted to have a "girls-only" party again this year (poor thing - her life is so overrun with boys...) and so we decided to do it today while the boys had their karate tournament in the morning.
I stayed up way too late making those little "tulle poof" things that I hung at the windows. I am NOT crafty...I will cook you anything, but ask me to be crafty and you are asking for trouble. My friend Judy had a PINK party for her daughter a month or so again, so she very graciously walked me through step by step how to be crafty and make those things :)
Callie's cake -wait until you see the inside!!!
We started off by making some candy necklaces...
Callie Grace and Callie Elizabeth
Hannah, Sage, Hope, and Ruth
And then we put on our painting shirts and painted some tiaras! :) It was so fun seeing how different they all designed theirs!
Callie Grace
(everyone else used all different colors - Callie's was ALL pink!)
They were all so cute working on their projects...and SO quiet!! This is the difference between girl parties and boy parties I think! (The noise level went SIGNIFICANTLY higher after this project...)

We had some lunch (although I'm not sure that anyone ate more than 3 bites...
I had as many pink things as I could come up with. Strawberries, chicken nuggets (those weren't pink, but I had a coupon for a free tray from CFA so it worked out perfectly), PINK oreos, PINK marshmallows, PINK rice krispy treats, and a strawberry cream cheese crescent puff. YUM!
The NOISE of little girls was escalating at this point :) All the giggling, shrieking, etc was pretty hilarious. This is Callie with the pink creme filling from her oreo on her nose!
We played some princess games with balloons
This was hilarious - they were surprisingly really good at it!!
Hope and Callie
Callie Grace and Callie
Sage and Callie
Hannah and Callie
(Ruth was upstairs playing in Callie's room - didn't want to play any games :). They are so funny at this age! They really just want to play!)
We opened presents and then got to dig into some cake!!! She blew her candles out so fast I couldn't even get a "blowing out" picture!

YUMMY cake Mom!! :)
I've done a traditional rainbow cake a few times in the past but decided to do a PINK rainbow cake for her party (again, thanks to my creative friend Judy!). I took my favorite scratch cake recipe (thanks to Beth) and doubled it to have four HUGE layers. Tinted each layer with a different amount of pink and this is how it turned out!!! SO cute! I loved it!
Did you know they made PINK oreos...
...or PINK marshmallows? Me either!
Playing with a few of her new gifts :)
The boys came home from their tournament and ate some party leftovers :) They didn't appear to be sad that they missed out on all the girly, pink fun! :)


sandi said...

had no idea that they had pink oreos! so fun! i knew that was a rainbow (or modified rainbow) cake when i saw the height in the first picture. very pink day all around. happy birthday callie. i remember the day you were born and your brothers showed up to the hospital in girls shoes. hahaha! that's what happens when you drop the boys off at one in the morning in their pj's... you forget shoes! i knew when the phone rang that david was on the other end of the line. happy happy day to you callie!

anthonyandbeth said...

Sweet sweet Callie!!! Sure hate we missed the party! What a FUN PINK party! Loved everything and know the party was so much fun!!! We miss you Callie!!!

Judy said...

So fun!!! I'll have to keep an eye out for pink oreos!! I haven't seen them yet! We were at another pink party ourselves yesterday. The friendships girls make at this age are so precious!! Callie looks beautiful. She's such a special girl! I'm glad she had such a fun birthday party!

sandi said...

okay, i have been on the look out since spotting your pink oreos. where did you find them? they would be great for morgans upcoming 4th.