For our birthday parties, each child chooses his or her theme, and then my fun begins. I enjoy the creative aspects of party planning: making invitations, decorations, cakes and party favors. I try to keep the parties economical but thoughtful, with an eye to details. I hope we are creating memories our children will treasure and that their hearts will be drawn home each year for their birthdays. Nothing would thrill me more than to get a call from one of them saying, "Mom, I want my 38th birthday theme to be my doctoral dissertation on Fluorescent Analysis of Pigment Composition of Phytoplankton." ("Ooh, we could do a lot with that ... .")
The day after Mary Ashley's third birthday, she began planning her fourth: a Strawberry Shortcake tea party. Polka dots in yummy colors of light pink, dark pink and lime green set a cheery background for a cupcake-themed decor. We invited little girls from church and school for a fun-filled afternoon. I took the pictures below, but most of the photos I will be posting were taken by my brother, Nathan Prichard. He is a gifted photographer and captured many special moments during the party. I plan to post quite a few, but he took nearly 500 pictures at the party, so I have many more I wish I could share. I hope you will enjoy this glimpse into Strawmary Shortcake's berry special day!
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Make Celebrating Birthdays Such a Treat!
Mary Ashley's fanciful cottage cake was inspired by the children's playhouse.