Fancy Anna started her day off with the traditional birthday crown, the birthday plate and her breakfast of choice. She had chosen homemade sticky buns with sprinkles, fruit salad (with blueberries and peaches were the request) and sausage. Not only did she get to have a yummy breakfast, but she got to share it with her fancy friends, Kamela and Aunt Kimmie who drove all the way from CT to be with her for her special day.
Our tradition is that you get to open family presents at breakfast and friend presents at the party. She was delighted that Hudson picked out an Ariel doll for her, and Hadleigh treated her to a new Fancy Nancy book.
Her biggest birthday surprise came in the door at around 1:00….all the way from Texas.
I’m pretty sure that is the face of one delighted and happy little girl that her Uncle B flew in to spend the weekend with her. (A surprise to everyone!)
Thanks to Aunt Kimmie, Uncle Bryan and Ms. Kristin, we were able to get the party started right! They were a big help as Daddy had an obligation at church that morning. Anna’s invites were purses that she decorated with stick-on jewels and the inside said,
“Ooh la la! You are cordially invited to a SOIREE! (That’s a fancy word for party!) Get yourself all dolled up with some fancy accessories and join us as we celebrate Anna’s 5th birthday (Fancy Nancy Style)!”
As the guests arrived at the birthday girl’s mansion, they were told where to go…
The mademoiselles and monsieurs turned the corner and were helped to “Fancy themselves up!” The girls wore pink boas (Anna declared only Mommy and she wore purple), necklaces and did their nails, as the boys drew swords and tattooed themselves…and a few got their nails painted as well!
(Just a note about this picture below: I love that Hudson went up to his room and fancied himself up for the party – he choose a button down shirt, a tie and fancy shoes for the party!)
Dinner was pizza, watermelon and crudités – that’s fancy for raw vegetables – and Parisian Pinkies Up Pink Lemonade.
PINKIES UP! Cuz that’s fancy!
Anna and Mommy had found a purple and pink purse pinata (how perfect for a Fancy Nancy party!) and each child got a swing at the pinata while Uncle Bryan and daddy held it from above.
After all the party-goers had a whack at it, Anna was allowed to hit it multiple times until it broke….and then the chaos began :=) Kindly enough, the bigger kids shared some of their collection with the smaller ones.
After presents and thank yous, the sugar was served. We had the kiddos decorate sugar cookies with their icing of choice and a myriad of sprinkles.
After the majority of the families went home, Kamela, Anna and Katelyn played on into the night because their mommies were having too much fun hanging out in the backyard with Daddy, Miss Marion and Uncle Bryan. (Their mommies all went to college together.) They even stayed late enough that when the time came for baths, of course they all had to get one together! And no, the water isn’t brown because they were so dirty – they put one too many fizzy tub colors into the tub…and got brown.
Fancy Anna’s party was deemed a success, because as every mama wants to hear, as Anna was put to bed, she declared….
“Thanks Mama. That was the best birthday EVER!”
And that made it all worth it. My pleasure peanut. My pleasure.