Monday, August 29, 2022

It's A Roaring Good Time

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!

Present time.

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 apricot ginger fruitcake and tea from England, and some coffee and chocolate macadamia nuts from Hawaii.




Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

What a wonderful party!

R's Rue said...

I want to come to that party

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful party and a great theme, which would suit me even at my age :) So many special touches and lovely gifts. The much-treasured seagull is delightful, as was the garden. I was impressed with Nel’s Simba cake, and all the other animal themed food was fun to look at. Lots of fun memories made for sure.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Birthday Mia!🥳
What Fun! Lots of thought went into the party, and it shows beautifully. The cake looks delicious.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my so much to talk about.
That was one of the best parties I've seen. Done to the hilt. Jungle everything and I see everyone got in the jungle mood. Masks, costumes, and I love the Simba Cake - your daughter is so talented.
In that one photo - you looked so young I thought you were one of the girls. you had to be a baby having kids.
Loved the unicorn helmet. I bet Mia was thrilled with her castle - I have not seen anything so nice. I had two boys grandchildren.
So do you fly up for the day and fly home the same night - I forgot - or do you spend the night. I think you sleep over.
Happy times.

Pam said...

Wow...looks like it was an amazing party. I am sure that everyone had a great time.

Dewena said...

Sheri, your Nel is a fabulous event planner and cake baker! Happy Birthday to beautiful Mia! No doubt that she thoroughly loved her birthday party, as did all the children and adults. The stuffie party favors were a brilliant idea! All of the dishes served looked delicious--that deli sandwich was so cute. I love it that so many family members added special touches to the party. Y'all sure know how to party!

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad you shared so many photos,Sheri! What a fabulous party and yes, so many wonderful ideas and all of them delightful. I'm so glad you could travel down to attend! I know that's not her career but my! She could have a wonderful career as a children's party planner! Just fantastic!

It's me said...

What a lovely day…you make beautiful memories….🍀🍀🍀💗

Marilyn Miller said...

Now that is a very special birthday party.
So glad you could be there.

Debby said...

What a cute party theme. LOVE LOVE LOVE that sub sandwich snake. So cute. Now I have to think of a time, I could do this...Very clever!

Sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you were able to go down for the party. Your daughter and granddaughter look just like you. I can totally see the family resemblance.

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Sheri :)

Thanks for asking the question about the squirrels. I returned to let you know I have an answer for you on my blog. You can read it here:

I also enjoyed looking at all the wonderful photos again. I leave smiling :)

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like a fun and amazing party!

The cake looks awesome!

Love the cute party theme.

Hugs and blessings, Sheri.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh Sheri, what a wonderful birthday party! Your girls are so talented. I love the theme and all the attention to detail. The cake, the presents, and the obvious love is on every face. I'm so glad you were able to attend this very special party that I'm sure will not be forgotten.

Donna said...

Oh Goodness!! how Fun!!
She'll be able to someday look back at this post and see all the love!!
Well Done!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my goodness what fun!!

My Tata's Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, that was quite a fun celebration! Lots of fun for everyone. I Love the castle too. Never too old to love such joyful things. Always a pleasure to stop by and say hello. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Louca por porcelana said...

Awwww!!! Awesome party! Such creativity and happiness. Love all wonderful photos. How precious! Happy Birthday to Mia!

Linda O'Connell said...

The party, favors, decorations... every single thing, including the gifts were delightful. What a fun theme. Love the family picture!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Sheri! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! That sandwich, the toys and the LOVE! Incredibly played out theme with the cutest expressions! Your grand is such a pretty girl...what a face of beauty and innocence!

That is one perfect little party. BRAVO to all who planned and made it happen!

R's Rue said...

Good morning. Hoping you have some tea and muffins. What are you watching on Netflix

Mellie said...

How sweet! It looks like the party was a success. Everything was so cute and creative. We have a similar Disney castle that we bought at Disney World. We snuck it home telling the kids it was for someone else. They forgot all about it until they unwrapped it for Christmas!

Carla from The River said...

What a lovely time Sheri, thank you for sharing your family with us all.
Love you!