Anna had a wonderful 4th birthday. Jess went all out making it a very special day. She planned (and prepared for a week) a princess party for Anna and her friends. It was not your ordinary, parents sit and gab while the kids run around party. This was a hands-on, game stations, party.
|Sign on the front door welcoming the guests|
|The attendees and their fairy godmother hostess|
As a gathering activity, Jess had the girls color their own princess picture/placemat. Once all the girls were all accounted for, she led them through a series of stations (princess themed) and games.
|Catch the animals|
|They were attentive to Jess' storytelling|
After the games and stories, the girls were able to decorate their own wands. Jess put the wands together from plain, wooden dowels. They were a big hit.
|Decorating with gems and stars|
|The princesses hard at work|
|Kennedy's finished wand|
|Ribbon, beads and flowers|
|The celebratory dance!|
Next up was the opening of the gifts! Anna received wonderful princess presents from her friends! Everyone squealed with delight as the wrapping paper came off.
|Princess themed gifts from her friends|
While on a natural high from all the fun, it was time to inject some sugar into their little veins. The girls decorated tiara shaped sugar cookies with pink icing and candies.
|Spreadin' it thick|
|Adding the candy toppings|
|A masterful creation!|
All in all, it was a wonderful day. Saturday evening, Mimi came up and we opened the family gifts. We then sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed Jess' delicious, strawberry, princess cake. She makes the best cakes!
|How does she do it?|
|Happy birthday princess Anna|