Saturday, November 16, 2013

Adalyn's 3rd Birthday

Last Saturday Adalyn turned 3! Every year I know I say the same thing, but I have no clue where time has gone. She's become such a big girl and I'm still a little in denial!  This was the first year that Adalyn requested a theme for her birthday and she requested Sofia the First (from Disney Jr.) I wasn't exactly sure how it would all come together since I've never done a theme other than colors for the birthdays. I found an awesome etsy store where I was able to purchase invitations and also a party pack of printable items in our theme and it worked well! Both downloads were immediate and great quality.

We started Adalyn's day with surprising her with a room full of balloons which we then piled in her bed while we sang the Happy Birthday song. She loved it! (Sleepy face)
Cayden was into the balloon party!

Adalyn wanted to have all of her daycare friends over but I'm not prepared for friend parties yet so we sent some Tinkerbell plates and cupcakes and hats to daycare so she could celebrate with her friends there. We had family, close friends and the kids' sitter for the party.

Here are the decorations:

The cake came from a bakery in Toledo for $16!! Can you believe it? I found a picture of a cake like this on pinterest and my mom showed it to them and they matched it! Then I added the little Sofia on top of the cake. I think it turned out so cute. We also had cute matching cupcakes (in the background) with toppers on them.

 We just had pizza and a couple sides. 

 Each year I find a frame that matches the party theme and put that year's picture in it. I couldn't believe the difference between Adalyn's 2 year and 3 year pictures. It made me a little sad!

 I love the welcome sign. I also love the princess who was spying on me as I was taking pictures!
 I love how Adalyn's outfit turned out. It's completely over the top but perfect for a princess party. Her pettiskirt, leggings and bow came from The Hairbow Company. The shirt came from A Stitch of Blue. I told the girl at A Stitch of Blue what A's party theme was but I told her that I'm not a fan of character shirts so I didn't want Sofia's face on her shirt. I told her to just put a crown on a "3". She went above and beyond. She found Sofia's crown and digitized it and turned it into an embroidery. I couldn't believe she was able to do a specific crown! I was blown away! Adalyn also had a tiny little crown that was from Target's party section.
 We borrowed a kid sized table and chairs for a coloring corner.

 Here are some family pictures with the birthday girl!

 Three generations. Love this.

I must flash back two years to Adalyn's Birthday hat pictures:

Where has my baby gone??
Ok, back to this year...


We had such a fun day celebrating our sweet little 3 year old! We are so blessed to have wonderful friends and family to join us. I just can't believe another year has come and gone.  Happy birthday sweet girl!


Lindsy said...

CAN NOT BELIEVE that cake was only $16.00! Craziness! I'm all about the rose piping right now so of course I adore it. I'm begging my sister to let me make a smash cake just like that except all pink with big roses over the entire thing. So cute! Love all the pictures and the purple (after all, it's my favorite color!). The theme turned out super cute.

Janine said...

I also cannot believe she is three!!! Didn't I just come to your BABY SHOWER?! Wow. And the theme is adorable, especially with the subtle character references but not over-the-top Sophia. I, too, am not a huge fan of character stuff but I think you pulled it off great! Still in disbelief that she's three....I guess we will really be shaking our heads as Cayden (and Grey and Finn) all start turning 3...youch.