a celebration of payton's life. a celebration of down syndrome. a celebration of every thing that she is... and so much more.
the snack bar.
i made this after being inspired on pinterest. isn't it adorable? i love the pennant flags!
icy cold lemonade.
swirly pops and popcorn.
cotton candy and nachos.
bean bag toss.
party hats, rock star sunglasses. and don't forget the lips and mustaches.
i adore this photo... payton and some of her classmates.
when we had a garage sale fundraiser a few years ago for our adoption of nika, someone gave us a polaroid camera and film. we didn't sell it and it has been sitting in storage since. kyle pulled it out and found it was fully functional... yes! photo booth perfected.
my absolutely scrumptious niece. love her.
hold the line please. snack break.
she's a trip.
the prize booth.
happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!
happy birthday dear payton, happy birthday to you!
for party favors... we sent each of the girls home with a goldfish. i was really nervous the parents would kill me for this... but i knew the girls would love it. we wanted to make sure they all had some food on hand, so we borrowed some ketchup containers from *cough* a fast food chain *cough* to hold fish food.
trying to keep 35 goldfish alive is hard... we bought them the night before the party and 19 of them died. that is not a typo... seriously!
i have to say... the goldfish were
after most everyone went home... we went outside so payton could let her balloons go into the sky. whew... that made my emotions let loose a bit. the finale to an amazing party... sort of symbolic, sharing the love and happiness from our day with the world.
and then more than half of the
let's just pretend that part didn't happen.
bye boons... in the sky!
the perfect ending.
best part of the day... seeing the happy, giddy faces of payton and her friends. there is so much that you miss when you are the party hostess
it makes my heart happy.
happy 6th birthday payton... i hope your day was everything you could have ever hoped for and more. one thing is evident... you are loved and supported by so many.
we are blessed beyond measure.
party tips... coming in a bit...
Love this post...Love Payton...Love your attention to party planning detail. I too, love to plan parties! Happy 6th Birthday, Payton! My Kayla will be turning 6 in May...this makes me sad...growing up too fast! Love your blog!ReplyDelete
You totally rock out the birthday parties. I don't know how you do it. Awesome day!ReplyDelete
That party looks awesome!!!! Lots of great ideas!!!ReplyDelete
oh i insist, you always seems to have the best parties! and goldfish... wow awsome!!! too bad some of them died.. but really amazing idea!ReplyDelete
Love it all!! Looks like she had a perfect party!ReplyDelete
I mean are you kidding me?!!! THIS IS AMAZING! The party is spectacular and I must STEAL all the ideas, MUST...seriously so impressed! Your girl couldn't be cuter and happier and really just all of it is awesome, love the balloon release, especially that they got stuck in the trees and fish died, I mean, that's the funny part right, what would perfect be...but boring! :)ReplyDelete
Another amazing party! Payton is such a big girl now. So cute!ReplyDelete
You seriously throw THE BEST parties!ReplyDelete
LOVE your parties, great pics. Happy Birthday sweet girl!!! Danny sends kisses :)ReplyDelete
You have the best birthday parties!ReplyDelete
That was the cutest party! And I love that you stole the containers for the fish food and that the balloons got stuck in the trees. That’s the stuff you’ll remember! Makes me feel kinda lazy that I’m just taking Mia’s friends to a little indoor fair place and letting them do all of the work for her party tomorrow. This makes me wish we were neighbors. Well this post and that you’re too far away to come over for our Monday night Bachelor parties. xoReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Payton!! I loved all the pics... and I'm glad the goldfish survived... the second time! ;)ReplyDelete
LOL i sent the husband out to *borrow* the ketchup containers. LOL. he said he asked the guy at the counter and he was like go for it. haha! and yeah, the balloons... that is so indicative of my life. :) and i wish we were neighbors too, that'd be awesome!ReplyDelete
What a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l party! What a beautiful girl! Happy birthday, sweet Payton! Good job, mama! :)ReplyDelete
Where did you find your fishbowls? So cuteReplyDelete
Hey! Got the fish bowls from the dollar store! ;)ReplyDelete