A Birthday in Review
Talk about a whirlwind!
I remember getting up in the morning and cooking breakfast for everyone, including the inlaws. I remember trying to give Baby Bug a bath against her wishes. I remember DH driving me crazy because he couldn’t decide which shirt to wear (that was the only decision he had to make in this whole thing and he couldn’t even do that by himself!).
Everything else is a blur.
It’s amazing how much time you spend planning and shopping and organizing, only to have it over before you know it. I wish I had taken more photos but it’s hard to be host and photographer at the same time.
Here are some of the moments that I was able to record:
These are the centerpieces that I finally finished that morning. Talk about cutting it close!
The ballroom was a little smaller than I imagined but we were able to squeeze in 200 people for a room designed for 160.
The reception table where people signed-in and got their goody bags.
The Amazing Bubble show where she made a huge bubble around Girlie Girl . . .
. . . and me. It didn’t work the first couple of times and I must say I wasn’t too happy that bubble solution kept getting all over my silk dry-clean only blouse and in my hair! Helloooooo . . . what was she thinking?
Here is a very short video of one of the contests that was held . . .
DH and Girlie Girl competing in the Toilet Paper Mummy Race.
Unfortunately, they won. Why “unfortunately”? Look at what the prize was . . .
We had to keep half of that 9 foot dragon sticking out the car window on the way home from the party!
I forgot to take a photo of the make-your-own ice cream bar and buffet line but here are the leftover food that they let us take home . . . kalua pig, lau lau, chicken long rice, lomi lomi salmon, teriyaki chicken, macaroni salad, pineapple, and haupia.
I know Baby Bug won’t remember a thing but she truly did enjoy herself. She was running around with all the kids, laughing and smiling at everyone. That made it all worth while.
|About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!