This is going to be a long post, so get yourself a cup of coffee or tea if you'd like, and join me for Mia's celebration. Nel had so many wonderful ideas to make the party shine - some of them were from Pinterest, and some of them were her own. It was a jungle theme, which is always fun at any age.
She had cups, plates, and napkins in a wild animal print, and I thought the net draping across the table added a special touch. She also made a chalkboard art that went with the theme.
There were stuffed animals as favors for the kids to take home. She gave me the tiger to remember this special day.
There were alligator blow-ups and confetti baloons.
Jess made this cute Congo sign.
Outside there was a bean bag toss. Remember them?
And a little wooden chair that her uncle made just for her.
Nel and Renecke had the backyard looking really nice, and this white seagull has traveled with her to every house. It was her grandfather's and is very special to her. She wants to touch it up with paint sometime to give it a fresh look.
The fairy garden was raked with new potted plants. These are African plants, and the colors went perfect with the jungle theme.
I love looking around at Nel's house. She has all the latest kitchenware.
I asked Mia what her favorite part of her party was, and she said, "the Simba cake!" Nel baked and decorated it, and it was fantastic! Moist and Yummy too.
Check out this long deli sandwich!
There was lots of delicious foods to eat - fried chicken, pizza for the kids, and Jess made a fruit salad. Grandma L made the best nachos, and auntie D made some sizzling meatballs. Look at this tiger hummus dip!
Mia got her first pair of roller skates, and the unicorn helmet cracked me up.
An enchanting gift was from auntie Jessi and uncle Brian and Francesca. It's a tea set with a tea pot that makes a gurgling sound when pouring.
The grand present was from auntie D - the Disney Castle which lights up with fireworks. We were all in awe of it and wanted to play with it ourselves. ; )
Then, there was the pinata, which was as big as Mia!
Once someone cracked open the pinata, all the kids rushed for the candy.
There were masks and capes for the kids.
And for the tipsy ladies.
Auntie Jessi sprung into action when Mia asked her to play with her.
It was a memorable party, and Grandma was so glad to share this special day with you, Mia.
I came home with some goodies too.......an apricot ginger fruitcake and tea from England, and some coffee and chocolate macadamia nuts from Hawaii.