Saturday, October 15, 2011

Morgan's Princess Party

I cannot believe that my baby girl is turning 5! This year we decided that Morgan should have a special party. Last year very little was done for her birthday because I had just had Ryan and this year Gracie's surgery is on Morgan's birthday.

So for the last several weeks Morgan and I have been planning the best Princess Party we could think of complete with some special surprise guests. Though she LOVED the party, I by far loved how excited she was days leading up to the big day.

All day Friday we decorated and prepared for 10 of Morgan's fellow princesses to come and join us for two hours of fun. Daddy was kind enough to take Ryan and Grace to grandma and grandpa's house ( I hated sending Gracie away for the party, but 10 girls equaled too many germs so close to surgery day). Upon arrival each princess followed the red carpet into the party and was greeted with perfect princess music and an opportunity to play on the royal "castle" as we waited for everyone to arrive.

Once all the princesses were there we introduced ourselves and played 'Kiss the Frog.' Each process got their own set of lips and was given an opportunity to kiss our friendly frog, but they weren't allowed to see as they kissed him. The princesses thought it was so funny when the frog got kissed on his eye, belly, or even on the fence he was sitting on.

We then got a phone call that our special guests had arrived. When I announced that I was going to go get the guests the princesses squealed in delight. They all sat on the ground, waiting anxiously. When our guests---real, live, princesses (as one of the girls described them) arrived the girls were awestruck, not one peep from any of them. The 'real' princesses read a story to the girls and even stayed for pizza upon the girls' request.

After the princesses left it was time for each of the princesses to decorate their very own princess carriage. (I made carriages the same way you make cars out of cardboard boxes, painted them gold and silver, put pink tires on them and provided glitter, jewels, stickers, and ribbons to decorate.). The little princesses LOVED decorating and could have done it for hours, but there wasn't time, we still had to have the princess parade. The princesses all rode in their carriages as they paraded up and down the block singing, "we are on a princess parade, we are on a princess parade..." (Morgan came up with the song).

Next it was time for cake. I made Morgan a barbie princess cake and everyone loved it! I set the cake on the table and went back in the house to get some candles and matches, when I came back each of the girls had stuck their fingers into the was the funniest thing. After cake, it was time for presents and to say goodbye.

The party was a hit and I was beyond exhausted! But I am so happy Morgan had a wonderful party, she deserved it. This little girl is amazing and we are so blessed to be her parents. Morgan has a level of emotional maturity that exceeds her age. She is sweet, caring, and so tender-hearted. Morgan brings so much joy and happiness to our family. We love you baby!


Jon and Kim said...

I love all of your creativity! Too cute!

Brad and Hailey said...

Wow what a great party! I'm so glad you were able to find princesses! And the carriages and pin the lips on the frog were both so cute!

Megan said...

Awesome. Just awesome. I love her grin throughout these pictures. I'm glad you were able to have some normal life mixed in with the worry of Grace. Happy Birthday Morgan!

cici said...

A day she will never ever forget!
Sorry Little Gracie had to miss it, but you played it very smart. It was also nice Morgan had a day just for her before you spend alone time with little G in the hospital.
Please keep us updated on everything.
Miss your frequent blogging :(

Michelle said...


I wish I could have gone to the princess party. I would have LOVED being in the princess parade.

mackyton said...

Yum and pretty! The cake looks amazing and so does the birthday girl. Happy birthday to her! It is a perfect event space for a celebration like this. Kids love outdoor places a lot for obvious reasons, it gives them a lot of space to enjoy and play. Nice idea!