Maggie’s 3rd Birthday

Life has been jam-packed over the last 2-3 weeks, culminating in the finish of our basement remodel and a party for Maggie.  Everything was so last minute!  Anyhow, here are some photos of the party.  I “stole” some ideas for a nursery rhyme themed party from a new blog I’ve started reading, With or Without Nap.

We read a nursery rhyme with each activity.  Here we are making Humpty Dumpty masks.

I printed the masks from the Play School website’s Party Packs section.

The adult party-goers hid felt mittens stuffed with stickers in the living room while the kids made masks in the kitchen.  The kids enjoyed searching for the lost mittens (just like the 3 Little Kittens!) while wearing their masks.

Next, we played “Pin the 3 on the (Hickory Dickory Dock) Clock.”  (I was still drawing this just minutes before guests arrived!  Whew!)

The dining room table and hutch held most of the food (not all of the food is out in this picture — sorry!), while smaller items were placed on the coffee table. The hot dogs (not pictured) were on the chopping block with the label, “This little piggy went…into your tummy!”

Pink Rice Krispy Treat stars…

Humpty Dumpty deviled eggs…

How can you go wrong with chips?

Peter Pumpkin Eater traded in his gourd for an assortment of veggies…

Drizzled chocolate and caramel corn served as Baa Baa’s wool…

Frosting, chocolate chips, and plain biscuits became 3 (and then some!) Blind Mice…

Sour Patch Kids splashed around in plastic “tubs” (shot glasses)…

Simple cakes can be some of the tastiest!  (I made a “pick” out of a color copy of a nursery rhyme from the book Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose.)

So are coordinating chocolate cupcakes from Wal-Mart!  (Remember…Last minute!)

Walt LOVED the coffee table food!  Lots of sugar, and just the right height…

These baskets full of chocolates went home with each family.  The tag read, “A tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket…For you!  Thanks for helping us celebrate Maggie’s 3rd birthday!”  My mom — bless her heart — made more than twenty of these and sent them from Missouri.  I’m glad the party finally materialized; what would we have done with fabric nursery rhyme cones?

The party favors were truly a grandma mission!  The chocolates (as seen above — these were “extras) in the cones were made by my mother-in-law. She spent an ENTIRE DAY melting and pouring colorful chocolate into mouse, Humpty Dumpty, flower, and pig molds.  (Thanks again, Marsha!)

Overall, the balloons were the biggest hit at the party.  (Walt was mesmerized.)  Go figure!

P.S. Maggie finally got her big-girl bed last week too.  Here it is (before she tore down the pictures and mirror from her wall during nap-time — ugh!).

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4 Responses to Maggie’s 3rd Birthday

  1. Susan says:

    I think I overdosed on the sweetness. It was too cute! I was very impressed by your food cards. Cute! I can see all work. I’m sure the other moms were super impressed!

  2. Margaret says:

    What a beautiful birthday party! I am thrilled you found some inspiration from our little party and truly amazed with all the nursery rhymes you incorporated into Maggie’s special day. Everything looks wonderful!

  3. Lisa says:

    Hello,
    Please send me an email. I would love to visit with you about this adorable party. Thanks.

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