Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rachel's Belated Birthday Party

The weekend of Valentine's Day, Rachel had her belated 10th birthday party. I promised her in November she could have a party but it would have to be in the new year since we were so busy with Laura's surgery. February rolled around and it was time to make good on that promise!

We made necklaces out of salt dough for each girl that came:

We decided on a valentine's day theme since the party was so close to that date. What can be more fun for young girls than red, pink, flowers, candy, silver, teacups, food, valentine cards, etc.

Michael took the boys away so we could be just a house full of girls!

And we stuck to lots of red foods!

Pink icing and red confetti for the cake:

And red finger jello!!

When the girls arrived we started in to valentine card making:

Laura kept busy on the floor:

After cards we sat down to lunch.

Ten precious girls sitting around the table drinking tea, sipping water from silver goblets, and having a delightful time. It made me so happy to go around pouring tea and watching their faces. What a special time in life, just on the brink of growing up. Do they realize how wonderful their life is right now?

Toasting one another!

Rachel seemed very happy. I think she enjoyed herself.

All that was left of the cake.....

After lunch, cake, and presents, we ended the party by decorating valentine cookies.

Lots of icing and lots of sugar confetti!!!

And one more picture of the baby sister.

And so that is it for the 10th birthday party. Wonder what age we'll do the next one? Twelve or thirteen! Yikes! It will be here before we know it.


harmony and rosie said...

Heather, what an absolutely beautiful party, I'm not at all surprised those girls had big smiles on their faces. I love the idea of the salt dough hearts too. Gorgeous photos!

Christine said...

Reminds me of the tea parties we used to have :)