birthday festivities

Jilly was just a teeny tiny bit excited for her birthday this year (asking me every 4 seconds how many days were left.)  So it was extra fun to finally celebrate our sweet girl.  They had her birthday celebration at preschool a couple days early because her birthday was on a day off.  I got to go to her class and they sang and let her blow out candles.  We brought cupcakes (which all fell over in the car and looked horrendous, luckily four-year-olds don't care what cupcakes look like.)

On her actual birthday Gigi and Leslie came for a visit.  We had birthday pancakes and opened a few presents.  Jilly had been asking for the new Cinderella dress for months and it was really fun to get her something she was so excited about, though for some reason she says it was from just Bryan, which I guess is fine since he financed it ;)  She also got the Cinderella glass slippers and a new outfit with a matching outfit for her new doll.

We went to the Aquarium and saw a really fun dolphin show, which we'd missed the other two times we went.  And of course we went to Shake Shack for lunch.  The birthday girl got her very own burger and she was all smiles.

That afternoon we decorated her cake and finished some last-minute party prep for her Fancy Nancy party.  

This was such a fun party to plan and absolutely perfect for our Fancy Jilly.  We decorated butterfly place mats, read a Fancy Nancy book, then the girls each got to make a pen with a plume and decorate a notebook.  Bryan played some games with them while my mom and I got dinner all ready.   They did a fancy relay where they had to run and choose 5 accessories to wear then pose for a picture, it was so cute!  For dinner we had chick-fil-A nuggets (thanks to Mattie who won a free chicken nugget tray at Jilly's preschool spirit night.) We also had french fries and grapes on frilly toothpicks.  Jilly opened presents and then we had cake and read more Fancy Nancy books (I had checked out 6 from the library) til the parents came back.  

I was super tired by the end of the night but Jilly loved her party and everyone had fun so it was a success.  We're lucky to have such a fabulous five year old to celebrate!


Lisa {MoneyHipMamas.com} said...

Oh my goodness, this party was too adorable! <3 Love that I've been to your house now, so it makes it easier to pretend I was there celebrating with you guys. Jilly's Cinderella dress is beautiful! And love that she's so fancy. Miss you all!