We totally switched roles! Now she has the braces and I have the Big Bow!!!!!!!!
Hard to believe this baby girl just went off to Kindergarten! It can't possibly be! I feel like she was just born. Now she's off to big girl school and has two wiggly teeth! Time is flying and my heart is broken and filled with joy all at the same time. With the busyness of school starting, this sweet little celebration was put on the back burner. Of course I knew I wanted to do it, but a month at the beach slowed me down on getting things accomplished for the party. Luckily I had almost everything...Heath made these cute little picnic tables for Ava Greer's 4th birthday. I made these cute little apple plates as a back to school craft in my first grade classroom years ago and thought I would make them again for the party. I just hand cut the pieces and my friend Carrie glued them on the red plates. This was a super small party with only a few little upcoming kindergarteners so my friends and I all set up while the kids were playing.
I cut black vinyl using my silhouette and Ava Greer wrote "milk" on the labels with a chalk pen. It's fun having your little ones take part in the decorations!
We set it all up in the back yard. You would think with as many parties as we have thrown in this yard of ours, that I could figure out the lighting for picture purposes! I just can't though!!!!! It's almost like I forget in between parties! The sunlight was directly on us and we couldn't get a decent picture until the sun started to set!
The cake...Of course I used Pinterest to inspire ideas for the cake. My good friend Carrie helped to make it perfect! She makes the most amazing cakes. It just so happened that this particular week she had 5 cakes from a Friday to a Saturday so I told her I would do as much as I could without her and I would help her with the rest. So, After Carrie came and got the cake from me she covered it in white homemade fondant, made the apple using store bought Rice Krispie Treats and modeling chocolate and then I came over to help her make all the little decorations. She is seriously so super talented! Dare I say, She's better than The Cake Boss?!?!? Heath and I love looking at all of her cake creations! Thank you Carrie! This was by far the cutest of all creations at this party.
I'm not really sure why I get it in my head that I can do anything I see, but I need to get it out of my head before I drive my self even crazier than I already am! I seriously had no clue how to use royal icing, but I did learn some things. Funny thing is, my friend Holly once tried these with no prior experience and they turned out perfect!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping to do a better job next time. I figured out that my icing was a little too thick which prevented the smooth look that I was going for. They tasted yummy though and really that's all that matters, right?!?!
The "sack lunches" for dinner were super simple...Uncrustables and goldfish. I felt like a slacker, but they were both on sale at Publix and I had stocked up on them, so I didn't even have to make a trip to the store. The little apple cutouts were some left over that I used in my classroom one year.
I had all intentions of doing an awesome backdrop with these little printables I found on Pinterest...as I said though I had lots of other things going on with back to school projects and work that I used a little something different. Last year my principal asked me to make a backdrop for First day of Kindergarten pictures that Bill Miller came to take. This sweet little celebration was the day before school started and I was in my office working when I realized I had the banner I made last year! The pinwheels were added to it though to give that fun pop of color. My sweet friend Cindy made them for me. Dr. Brooks, my principal, loaned me this cute antique desk. The fun photo prop pieces were something I found at Wal-Mart last year and I knew I would be able to use them for something special at some point in time. So, it kind of all just came together. We really had a blast celebrating these little loves as they made their way to KINDERGARTEN!