Today is Kid's birthday parties which is SUCH a fun topic and a great place to swap ideas..................
But I have to say first that my thoughts are with the people in Japan. I couldn't sleep last night (like every night these days) and saw on Twitter about the Earthquake and ended up watching the news for hours. It's hard not to think that the days may be getting close to Jesus coming back (Matthew 24) but I know that no one knows the hour or the day but God and until then - I just hope I can live for him. Please pray for all those involved.
So I'll share.............
Harper has had two big birthday parties so far. I've decided that from now on I'm scaling WAY back. We will probably do small parties with a handful of little girls from now on. I wanted so badly to celebrate her little life but at the same time - I think simple is the way to go!
The birthday banner I made with some framed pics on the mantel and a cute canvas made by this sweet girl Jennifer who had made Harper a "Future Miss Arkansas" sign when we were in the hospital. We hung it on her hospital bed!
The drink table - we had cherry limeade and pink lemonade. The bear on the table was made by our sweet friend Donna in GA and it has an H on his sweater and a "1" on his hat. SO cute!I didn't get the best picture but we had the CUTEST banner hanging behind the drink table made by a blog friend Katherine.
Harper learned quickly that cake is GOOD!
And one of my favorite parts of the whole party - instead of gifts we asked for donations to the Ronald McDonald House because they blessed us so much when we stayed there during Harper's first month- this is all the stuff we collected for the Ronald McDonald House (and this doesn't include a lot of gift cards and money we also collected) This was SO much better than getting gifts!Our friends were so generous!
For Harper's 2nd birthday - we chose to have her party at a local jump place and we had a Mickey Mouse theme! It was easy - all we did was show up with treats and they did everything else!
Robin made me some cookies to have at the party! They taste as good as they are cute!
I can't wait to get amazing ideas from all you creative moms out there............................