Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Olivia's Minnie Mouse Soiree- Part 3

Welcome to the last installment of Olivia's 4th birthday celebration-
here is Part 1 & Part 2.

With little tummies full, guests headed outdoors to play...

....and it appeared they were all having a great time:)  Bonus!

I love this picture of Scarlett...

...sliding into Daddy's arms:)

The birthday girl was thrilled to have so many playmates...

...and so was Jonah:)

And last but not least, it was time for "Minnie",
 my first ever homemade pinata, to make her appearance:)

The birthday girl was up to bat first...

...and with a calculated aim...

...swung with all her might...

...and then paused as a lollipop came flying out!

Here is Hope ready to give "Minnie" a jostle:)


For some reason, Jonah seemed reluctant to hit "Minnie"... he gave her a love pat:)

 Then Jude was up and showed everyone how it's done!

Daddy Brian stepped in to retrieve the bat... that Kellan could take a whack...

......which he did with great gusto!

And then Rose came flying over to do her bit of damage &
 kept pausing as sweets came trickling out:)

Finally we asked "Uncle Brian" to do the honors...

...and the troops swarmed in to retrieve their treasure:)

 Many little hands...

...were set in motion...

...and sometimes paused, like Jonah, for a lollipop:)

Every last sweet was retrieved and stowed away...

...including the last lollipop, Livy's favorite sweet:)

This day was so special as friends & family gathered with us...

...but was especially sweet as "Aunt Tole"...

...and Uncle Timmy were able to be with us... well as having the help of "Auntie Yeah" & Uncle Alex...

..and the momentous help of Gramma & Granddaddy!

Everything combined made Olivia's 4th birthday special & meaningful:)


We were all pooped by the end, but so very happy & blessed!

And seeing Hope hopscotch over the chalk Minnies on her way home was a real bonus!

A huge thanks again to my dear friend,Carolina for taking most of these pictures:)

A great success & I can't wait for the next party!!!

Decor- handmade by moi (pom poms + topiary + pennants+ party plates)-
 the Minnie pennant in the kitchen was a free printable).
Sweets- homemade by me (marshmallow pops + oreo pops + cupcakes + cake)- 
Gramma made the caramel popcorn:)
Olivia's ensemble- handmade by me (shirt + skirt)
Favors- handmade by me (favor bags + ears + coloring books)
Pinata- homemade & my 1st ever attempt!
Face Paint- homemade

Thanks for following our Minnie Mouse journey- back to some crunchy posts now!


  1. Carolina HinojosaMay 23, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    I just love all the captions. What a sweet day. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it. :) <3

  2. Aw, thanks for agreeing to be part of the workforce, Carolina:) Your contribution allows us to remember this day for years to come!