Since Ann-Marie's birthday fell on Saturday this year AND it happened to be one of the busiest days of our year.....we decided to celebrate as a family on Friday, the day before her birthday. She opened her big present from us and the presents from her extended family. It was apparent that we hit the birthday with no toys as presents.....crafts, gift cards, and anything for her Kindle Fire.
The menu she chose for her birthday was Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast, Dad's special pasta, broccoli, and sauce for lunch, and spaghetti with shrimp for dinner.
Ann-Marie wanted a big friend birthday party this year, which she hasn't had since she turned 5. Since it was a busy day (soccer and track meet day), we planned it for 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Theme: spa party! I was so blessed to have my sister-in-law, Maura, come as well as my niece, Meghan, and her friend, Kasey - they ran the spa part of the party by giving facials, manicures and doing hair. The girls were very pampered!
Our friends from Maryland were able to come, which always makes our birthday parties even better!
The cake was fun to make - flip flops with nail polish (marshmallows and tootsie rolls.) It was a big hit!
Twelve girls were able to make it and had a lot of fun!!!!