Hello, y’all. Today I want to share some photos from Lucy’s 7th birthday party. This year we celebrated Lucy’s birthday a couple of weeks early because I was expecting a baby the week of her actual birthday.
Months ago Lucy decided she wanted an All-American party. That’s a terrific theme for someone whose birthday is in July. There is no shortage of red, white, and blue party supplies at that time of year.
Since I was 8 1/2 months pregnant, I recruited some help prepping for the party. Ty and Lucy were in charge of making white chocolate dipped pretzels. As you can see, Lucy couldn’t resist doing a little taste test of her work.
I made myself keep the food and decor pretty simple for this party, but I did want to give Lucy an awesome cake. It’s been quite a while (years) since I’ve done any serious cake decorating. It was nice to know that I still had it in me!
Like I mentioned earlier, I kept the decorating pretty simple – red and white table cloths, a few streamers, and some stars scattered around the tables were just about it.
Y’all know nothing says America like a hot dog feast! Along with the hot dogs, the party guests enjoyed corn on the cob, strawberries, chips, and dips.
In addition to inviting her friends to the party, Lucy asked the girls to bring along their favorite dolls. Lucy and I made some patriotic, doll-sized tutus and hats as party favors for the girls. During the party, the girls also made personalized necklaces for their dolls.
While shopping around for party decorations, I stumbled across a package of cupcake sparklers. Score! We stuck a sparkler in the top of Lucy’s cake while we sang Happy Birthday to her. It was awesome!
A few gifts Lucy received for her birthday were manicure supplies, Bath & Body Works products, a jumbo pack of gel pens with a Scripture coloring book, doll clothes and accessories, a pair of sandals, and a pretty little gray kitten. We adopted the kitten from a local shelter, and he has turned out to be the sweetest cat I’ve ever seen. Lucy named him Whiskers.
Happy birthday, sweet girl. We sure do love you!