Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sweet & Sassy Birthday Party

"Sweet & Sassy" are the perfect words to describe Alex's 5th birthday party. On Saturday, February 20, Alex had her "Princess Diva Glam" birthday party at Sweet & Sassy at the Willowbend mall. Each birthday has unique memories:
1st birthday: her first everything, homemade cake, watching her dig into the cake
2nd birthday: Petland! Watching all of her 2 year old friends freak out at the "burds"
3rd birthday: hospital with tonsillectomy complications....redo at Pump-It-Up
4th birthday: BLUE birthday at Going Bonkers. Very special day for us.
5th birthday: I think this one might be my favorite yet. She is just SO big. I can't get over how sweet and precious she is. She said "thank you for the best party ever" on the way home. This birthday was all girl and over the top. Heaven for a mommy that loves to throw parties!

A few special memories from our day:
- Seeing the reaction of each girl once she was done getting "glammed up" by the staff
- Watching the girls each get crowned in a special princess ceremony
- Watching the girls get on stage and dance
- Sitting back and realizing I was there laughing and taking photos. No nursing, changing diapers or melt downs. Just big fun. Whew, we made it Alex Darby! You are officially big stuff.

Jaime & Kaitlyn and YaYa (my mom) had extenuating circumstances and couldn't join, but we missed you and thought of you and wished you were with us.

I had a really hard time narrowing down the photos, so prepare yourself for pink and glitter overload:

"I've chosen my dress. TA-DAH"

Alex & Katie B. "pre-makeover"

Each girl had their own chair

The whole crew
Alex checking out her new do

They did a fantastic job!

Beautiful Jia

Alex & London compare their manicures

"Being beautiful is exhausting"

Not sure what the pouty face is about, but it's cute!

Princess Katie receives her crown
Alex & London pose
Professionals at work
Alex is presented at the ceremony
Evelyn & Alex (Pre-K buddies)
The royal court
Abbi, Alex & Gracie
Mel & Debbie take the stage. HA!
Sweet moment with my mom-in-love. You are amazing!
Mel with Aunt Cindy, (other-other mom). I am surrounded with amazing women in my life.
The coveted Barbie cake. Note, Alex put 6 candles on the cake. It was her day so she called the shots. We told her it was one to grow on.
This cake has been on "the list" for months. She was SO happy! She told the lady, "don't cut my barbie and hurt her."
Making her wish...
Glucose overload begins
Alex loving her gifts
DeDe steals a kiss from the birthday girl
Happy Darby girls
Kristi & Brigitte...what are y'all doing? They are always up to something :)
Headed home and had to stop for a breather

Here is a video from the "princess crowning ceremony"

If you can't view the video, click here:

I don't know how we will be able to top this one!


DeDe said...

Most Precious Princess Party ever! Alex is indeed the most adorable princess in all the land! LOVED being there!

Shae said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful party! DOn't you just love having a girl!!!!

shannon houlihan said...

TOO cute mel!! Love the pictures of the party and of the birthday girl herself! Can she really be 5, I feel like her 1 year old party was yesterday!

Sally said...

oh wow!!! what a special special day and awesome fun party!! i'd love a bday party like that and i am 31!! ha ha.
ahhh - 5 years old. that means mine is next and THAT is scary!!!

what a fun party - way to go mom!!