Saturday, April 28, 2012

Isla's bday party

Get ready for about a thousand pictures to follow (courtesy of my awesome sister heather)

We decided to do Isla's drive-in theatre for her first birthday party!  And it was a blast.  I got boxes for all the kids and made wheels and license plates ahead of time.  When the kids arrived I had stickers and markers and glitter glue for them to decorate their cars.  I think they could've spent an hr just decorating their cars.  

Isla was the last attendee at the party.  She decided to have a weird nap day and only slept about 30 min before we woke her up to go to her party (at our apartment clubhouse).  The lack of sleep did not seem to phase her when she saw all the excitement.

After we decorated for awhile I sent them over to Isla's Concessions to get hot dogs, french fries, and popcorn.  Then they ate while we watched a little cartoon.  We were supposed to watch a Little Einstein's episode.....but of course the disc didn't work.  So, we had grinch for a back-up.

Isla was the youngest....but we had lots of other 1 year olds and then kids all the way up to 4 years old.  Everyone loved sitting in their personal car and eating their food.  They all stayed in the boxes for the whole 30 min.  It was the cutest scene!

After the movie we sang to the cute birthday girl and let her dig into her cake.  Isla was very ladylike with her cake (at first).....she first just picked all the sprinkles off the top.  And then with some encouragement from friends started to dig in.

After the cake we all went outside and opened presents (and my sweet friend cassie and her husband drew started to clean-up the clubhouse).  Our gift to Isla was a little car thing with tons of buttons to push.  All the kids wanted to try this car out.  So, I took turns giving everyone a ride in the car.

My sister, Heather, was so sweet to not only come early and help me finish setting up but then stayed late and took Isla and her girls back to our apartment to play so Bryan and I could get the clubhouse all cleaned up.

I was so happy to see that Isla loved her party and of course loved eating cake!  

Happy Birthday to my no longer baby :)


Karen said...

I'm sad to have missed the party. Looks adorable. One is my favorite age. You'll have a great year!

Summer Carlile said...

So cute! Beckham is so sad he missed the party. That is the first birthday party he has been invited to. I can't believe she is already one. And I totally think you can still call her a baby, i am definitely not ready to give up calling beckham a baby yet.

Lyndee Wilkerson said...

I cannot believe she's 1 already! Time goes by way too fast. Great party! She looks so much like Bryan!

Kim Wennerlind said...

That looks like it was such a fun party!! You did such a good job! Really wish we could of been there!

Bridgette Wensel said...

Esther! I know it's been a while but I just had to say this looks like the cutest birthday party!! You are SO creative! I love all the details and especially like all the cars and the babies inside them. WAY cute!

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