Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Hatley-Grace

We celebrated Hatley-Grace's birthday last Friday night with a simple cookout with family and friends.  My parents were already coming to town for Mary Margaret's baptism so we celebrated HG's birthday a few days early.

She requested a purple princess party, so we reused decorations from last year's princess party and incorporated purple flowers, table cloths and streamers.  Of course, the cake had to be purple.  I accomplished this by cooking blueberries and straining them to color the buttercream icing.  I used the same white cake recipe from last year, and it was just as yummy as I remember.  It may turn into the "birthday cake" in our family.

My in-laws gave HG a kids trampoline which was the hit of the party.

We also had tons of dress ups, bubbles, moon sand, water table complete with Captain Hook and Ursula, and old Amazon boxes stacked like a castle to decorate.

The weather could not have been more perfect!  It was so fun to host our first outdoor event in our backyard.  Memories like this make our new house feel more like home!

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