Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Marlowe and Cecily's Birthday Party: A Flower Theme!

I thought I'd put a couple of pictures of Marlowe and Cecily's birthday party on the blog today.  I decided to combine their birthday parties, even though Marlowe's 4th birthday isn't until November, because I'm pregnant and morning sick and throwing two birthday parties in two months sounded like the last thing I wanted to do.  :)  So Marlowe got to join Cecily's 2nd birthday party, and loved it just as much!

This was probably definitely the least planning I have ever done for a birthday party.  I literally sent Tony grocery shopping the night before the party to get the food.  I borrowed some decorations from a friend.  I had my mom come over the morning of the party to help me frost the cake (because my resident cake-ball-making sister moved away, boo hoo!).  And THEN I found the decorations that I had purchased in advance, tucked nicely away in a drawer, days after the party!  I forgot to use them!  And on top of that, my sister had the wrong camera lens to take pictures with, so we didn't bother taking very many.

And you know what?  Nobody cared.  We all ate good food.  We all laughed and played and enjoyed watching my nephew do card tricks.  We sang "Happy Birthday" and opened a couple of presents.  It was just as nice as any of our other birthday parties!

So, here are just a few pictures of our lovely flower-themed celebration for Marlowe and Cecily.

The beautiful invitation was made by my sister Paula.  I changed the date, time, AND location of the party though!  Ha!


A few shots of the decorations...




Didn't my mom do an amazing job with the cake decorating?  I wish I had gotten a picture of the cake without the cover on.  It was really beautiful.


And some pictures of the birthday girls ...






And one of our family.  We are so blessed.  Happy 4th birthday, Marlowe!  Happy 2nd birthday, Cecily!