Monday, August 30, 2010

The Celebration






     We had Violet's small birthday gathering over the weekend at the Castle near our home. The Castle we found out was built in 1870 for a local doctor's Summer Home. It one of the beautiful treasures found in our City so we took advantage of having it there. There was even a tent there already set up when we arrived in the morning. We had a Fairy and Gnome theme. After everyone arrived they set off into the woods to find items for their Fairy and Gnome Home. Everyone got very into it. Even the older cousins who I thought might be "too cool" seemed to have fun. The birthday menu included local bagels and coffee, three homemade quiches, many of the ingredients from our garden, and an amazing mushroom cake ( which I outsourced). The favors were handmade Fairies and Gnomes ( thank you for helping Shelly and Bonnie) and Fairy Wands. Violet had a blast and was talking about it all day. Thank you to all of her cousins and closest friends for joining us in celebrating her third trip around the sun!

8 comments:

Jamie said...

This looks SO special... Again, I am so sorry we were away :( LOVE to Violet on beginning her 4th year of LIFE :)

karen said...

hi im karen, i just found your link at blue bird baby and thought id come have a look. What a beautiful party for your daughter, i love her mushroom cake:)

Kelly said...

Aw. Happy Birthday to Violet and to Momma. Looks like an amazing time was had by all!

kollene carlsson said...

ooooooooh wow! what fun! and wow, what a cake!

myshelss said...

OH!! Everything looked awesome!! The cake came out very nice! Looks like Violet had the perfect Fairy party!! I am so happy that we were able to have a small part in the party prep! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. Oh and the boys seemed to enjoy themselves too! Love the pic of all the children!

camille creates said...

Oh Gee,
Everything looks so magical. I will be pinching a few of your ideas for some of my parties!
Happy B-Day to Violet!
Your friend, Camille

Kristy said...

I am jealous! It looked like it was a wonderful birthday :)

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Thanks for all the comments. It was simple, but sweet party. The children got outside, used their imagination and VV most of all enjoyed the time spent with all of her friends and cousins. Oh and they liked the cake too of course!

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