Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Party Milestone

We have great birthday parties in our house. And I mean "in our house" because we have never had a party that wasn't homegrown. (Once we used the social hall of the synagogue, but that's just like a second home for us.)

But for Yael's birthday this year, I knew we would have a new baby. And I thought it would be hard to have a party at home.

Then I saw a great deal from Build-A-Bear in December. There was a limited selection of bears on sale, plus a $10 gift card, etc. And you can order the bears unstuffed and then go to the place at the mall and have them stuffed!

So that's what we did. We had a party out of our house! We had six kids plus my three-and-a-half (the half was in the Ergo for the whole party) and made bears and other assorted animals, followed by ice cream scoops for everyone!

A huge success.
 Here's Yael prepping the "heart" that she put into her bear.

 Her finished product. It's actually a Hello Kity doll that she named "Princess."
Yael "bathing" her bear after its stuffing. And supervising each of her friend's fluff-filling.

After this, we went home for a family dinner and a pretty cool looking cake.
Come back tomorrow for the cake post!


Galit Breen said...

Oh, what FUN, Phyll! I absolutely adore birthday parties and am just about to jump into planning both of my girls' big days! This idea may have to go on our ever-growing list! Happy day to your sweet girl! XO

Sonic the Hedgehog Party Supplies said...

I can see that the party is so great. All photos really show how fun the party is. I just wish that I was in that party.