Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday, Lily!!!

Hard to believe, but my little Lily, who's not so little at all, turned 5 two weeks ago!  She followed her heart and her true love, and chose to have a penguin party.  I was delighted to make her wish come true!

Now that she is in JK, we've entered the world of class birthday parties. Luckily, there are only 12 kids in her class, so we were able to invite everyone.  With many of their siblings and a few other friends, the total reached close to 20!  Thanks to the beautiful weather we were able to celebrate her birthday outside in our backyard.

You know I love to bake and decorate sugar cookies and penguins just seemed so easy to do that I couldn't resist.  They really were easy, compared to many other designs.  I only needed white and black icing and a tiny bit of orange.  That alone makes cookie decorating much easier! They turned out really well except for the fact that all the children had super black/purple mouths from all the dye in the black icing!

March of the Penguins!

I sewed each of the kids a little penguin mask as the favor.  They were simple, made from felt, but cute!

My good old rainbow birthday banner hung quite well from the clothes line this year!
Lily's request - to have pink lemonade.  I added a few berries for looks and taste! There's her favourite penguin stuffties corralled in a basket.

Snack tubs filled with penguin crackers and alphabet pretzels. 
Little Violet, staying close to the food!
This was the easiest birthday cake ever to decorate!  Two chocolate rounds, slathered with buttercream icing, in the middle, too, of course!  Then topped with Lily's favourite penguin toys - Gloria, Mumble and Eric, from Happy Feet Two.  It was delicious.  I also made a vanilla slab cake, with the same icing and topped with some more penguins.

Lily had such a fun day!  She was so excited to have all her friends at our house.  As soon as everyone left and we cleaned up, Mommy and Daddy finally got to put their feet up and enjoy a cold beer in the lounger in the backyard! 

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