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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Birthday Wishes


My little girl turns eight this week. Instead of heading to the movie theatre or the bowling alley for her party like we usually do, we decided to party old school this weekend, inviting some of her girlfriends over to our house to celebrate.

When it comes to little girls, the party theme usually starts with the cake. Once she settled on a pumpkin cake, it was all simple from there. There's certainly no shortage of pumpkin-themed items in stores right now!


All day, she kept asking me how many more hours until the party. Here she is anxiously setting the table for her company.


We kept the decorations simple, with pumpkin-themed paper dishes, a trick or treat banner and a few black and orange balloons.


I am no cake decorator, but the girls said the cake was beautiful. Kids are pretty great about any effort you make!

The green stem of the cake is an over-turned ice cream cone (stacked on a couple more cones for height).


Once the special guests arrived, the girls did some Halloween-themed activities, listened to music, ate dinner and then had their hair and nails done with the help of my sister-in-law and my niece.

Judging from the laughing and shouting, I would say they had a good time.

Happy birthday my little doll!

26 comments:

  1. happy birthday to your little girl who is not so little anymore :) love the theme!

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  2. Happy, happy birthday! My baby girl's birthday is this month too, so yay for October babies! That cake is adorable {& no doubt delicious}, by the way~*

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  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

    I noticed a familiar sugar bowl!!!,

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    1. It adds cheer to any picture, Jill. ;)

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  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Your cake looks so darling, great job, mama!

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    1. Thanks Ruthie! Nothing too complicated, but cute. :)

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  5. Such a sweet party!! Love the pumpkin theme. Happy Birthday to your Sweetie!

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  6. Sounds like it was a very nice party! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter :)

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    1. The girls enjoyed it. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  7. Oh that sounds like tons of fun ;D
    I love your chandelier ~ it looks like you put it up just for the Halloween party ;D Did you? I love it! ;)
    Great cake too and you're so clever with the ice cream cones ;)
    xo
    Ella

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    1. I just got lucky with the chandelier. ;)

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  8. What a fun party! Great job on the cake...love your cake plate, by the way. :)

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    1. Thanks Heather. The cake plate was from some discount store...either Winners or Homesense. I love the soft colour.

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  9. Happy Birthday to her! I love the pumpkin cake- nicely done :)

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    1. Thanks. My husband said the cake wasn't blog worthy, but I don't think everything has to look perfect. ;)

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  10. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!!! My oldest just turned 23 on Saturday and I'll be 39 (again) in about a week. :) The cake and decorations are adorable! :)

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    1. I'm 39 too! Isn't that a coincidence? ;) Happy birthday to both of you!

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  11. oooh 8 is such a grown up-feeling age for little girls :) Happy Birthday wishes!

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    1. Yes, I can see that she thinks she's grown up. ;) And no more booster seat in the car. She's excited about that!

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  12. Happy birthday to your little girl!! The cake looked lovely!! Think I'd have loved a party like that! Well done!! J9 x

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    1. Thanks so much. You are so kind. :)

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  13. Happy Birthday for your Girl :)
    The Cake looks amazing!

    Lovely Greetings ♡

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