I know that I am a girly-girl, and I know that I have three daughters, and I know I have not discouraged their girly-ness but I just did not have the stomach for another princess party for Abbie this year. I was so relieved when she told me she wanted to have a unicorn party. However, after some contemplation I realized that I had no idea what a unicorn party would consist of, so I thought and thought...and then I turned to the internet. It turns out that every little girl turning six around the world also was dreaming of a unicorn birthday and other moms were not as mentally blocked as myself. Quickly our unicorn party became a unicorn and rainbows party and we had more ideas than we would be able to use!
Abbie's invites ready to mail. I thought I had taken a picture of the actual invitation but I couldn't find it so I will have to add that later. It was darling and had rainbows on it, it was purchased from a lady in Australia and I printed them here.
I am all about birthdays (really all holidays) and making my kids feel like the whole world revolves around them on that day, so this is us with an embarrassingly huge display of balloons for Abbie at school.
Our gang at one of the special tables you sit at when your parents come to eat with you. You are allowed to choose one friend to sit with you and your parents at the special table but after several kids lobbied to join the Allen party I found Abbie's teacher and got the green light to include a few extras.
I am obsessed with the sparkle paper that is sold at Paper Source, I couldn't pass up the magenta paper when I saw it---totally Abbie!
the girls all made sparkly unicorn horns to wear and they got to choose their favorite color of glitter, here are my little ponies
I bought these neutral tote bags and drew a unicorn on each one and added the girls' names. I thought they would be so cute, I even painted the horns and hooves with gold glitter paint. Wait until you see how they turned out.
A surprise visit form Mrs. Berger!! All of the girls were obsessed with their kindergarten teacher so one of the major benefits of having Abbie's party on her actual birthdays was that since it fell on a week day her teacher was totally happy to swing by on the way home from school.
(notice Mooster Cow in Abbey P.'s hand, it was her week for Mooster)
I loved Abbie's dress, we had been looking for a special birthday outfit for a few weeks ( I couldn't handle pettiskirts again) and when i saw this sequin Nicole Miller number at Nordstrom's I knew it had rainbow birthday written all over it!
bye bye balloon
the sneaky last shot of Tate, he had broken his pinkie finger a few weeks before and needed this whole huge cast
Abbie had an amazing day and felt like a million dollars when she turned six. These days she is into jewelry, dress-up, being glamorous, make-up, playing school, and being super-social. I love my sweet girl and can't believe that she is growing up so quickly!