Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Laura Turns 5!

Laura turned five at the end of last month. It seemed the right age to have a party.

 So we had a Peter Rabbit birthday party. We started by coloring pictures of Peter Rabbit as everyone arrived:

 Then we got everyone playing musical chairs -- I think this was a first for most of them!

Precious friends:

We moved into the kitchen to play Pin the Carrot on the Bunny.

This bunny has plenty of carrots!

I took them upstairs to read the story of Peter Rabbit while my mom hid eggs for our Jemima Puddleduck egg hunt:

Here is the group, ready to find all the eggs! (The weather was cold and rainy so we had the hunt inside.)

Then it was time to move to the tea table:

And enjoy some bunny cupcakes:

Oh yum!

Meanwhile we added a few things to their egg baskets -- bubbles, flower pens, and real seeds to plant!

 I love watching little kids enjoy tea!

Laura's favorite part, of course, was opening presents!

It was fun to see her enjoying herself with lots of friends around.

An up-close of the bunny cake which was an emergency re-bake since my lamb cake bit the dust. It was easy to create since it only used half of a layer cake.

 In keeping with the theme, I used a tea towel and fabric scraps that I'd collected from my goodwill outlet visits and made this quilt for Laura. The back is a vintage white sheet that has blue roses on it.

Here's Laura on the morning of her real birthday. She had to wait all day to open her presents from mom and dad and grandpa and grandma.

In the afternoon she requested that we spend time making something in my craft closet (the bunny she is holding below), reading books, and having a tea party together. I was happy to comply!

And now the next question on her mind is, "When is cousin John turning 6?" Ha ha ha!!!


Heather Anne said...

Oh my - what a fun celebration! I cannot believe how grown up Laura looks - such a sweetie!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love the theme of the party! Anna turns five the last week of May. It is so hard to believe.

Lilly's Mom said...

Looks like you had a fabulous party for your adorable little one! I love the tea setting and bunny cakes. And your quilt is so pretty. Wishing you the very best!

Pom Pom said...

I love it! You are an excellent mommy! The party was full of old fashioned fun!

elizabeth said...

oh!!! how CUTE!!!!!!! and special! and dear! and just tea party perfect... I love that first picture with L. and her bunny and yay for the cake save! I think the bunny cake is just *right* for this special birthday! God grant your young lady many many years!

Anonymous said...

(I was sure I left a comment here but perhaps it got lost in cyberspace?) This looks like the sweetest party. A lot of cuteness here! You must have had a great time.

Stephanie said...

Aww, such a sweet girl and such a lovely birthday celebration! Emma will turn 3 next month, but we are planning a backyard cookout, as we did last year. (sjn821 on Rav)