Monday, July 11, 2016

Happy Birthday Hatley-Grace!

Here is Hatley-Grace blowing out her birthday candles this year!  She celebrated 3 princess style, with her manatee too!

HG Turns 3!

Hatley-Grace had a princess party this year for her birthday (June 18, I am very behind on updating the blog).  We made a castle out of boxes, left over paint and some creativity.  My mother-in-law and dad were a HUGE help in securing the castle for safe playing.
I made princess dresses for more decoration with the pattern from this website

The craft at her party was making princess tiaras with foam crowns and adhesive foam stickers.  All the girls loved creating their own princess crown.

We had lots of dress up clothes and jewelry for the girls.

I made glitter play dough by kneading glitter into store bought play dough.  This was a fun activity, and the glitter made it a little special.

Our last activity before lunch was unfreezing Anna.  I froze a plastic figurine of Anna in a plastic tupperware and the girls took turns pouring water on Anna to unfreeze her.  The girls giggled and cheered to Anna to be rescued the whole time.  It was a cute activity, and perfect for the summer heat.

After saving Anna from the ice, we enjoyed lunch inside.

We made sandwich trays, chicken salad with croissants, sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches shaped like castles for the kids, pimento cheese and crackers, watermelon, chips and goldfish.  The dessert table had rice krispie treats in castle shapes and sugar cookies in glass slipper, castle and crown shapes.

I made a white cake with strawberry buttercream icing topped with Cinderella for Hatley-Grace.  I am not a big cake fan, but this one turned out great! The cake recipe is from i am baker and the icing is here.

After lunch we opened presents.  These are the little girls that joined us to celebrate!