Chickadee’s 5th Birthday
Last month our Chickadee turned FIVE. A whole hand (as she said all day!) The one that made me a mama is growing into an amazing young girl right before my very eyes. She is determined, kind hearted, level headed, smart, fun, inquisitive, fearless and a great big sister. We are so proud to call her ours and thankful God saw us fit to be her parents. It is such a privilege to see how God is working in her and through her to change the world.
For her 5th birthday she wanted to celebrate in a bouncy castle with pancakes, pajamas, and princesses! So we invited a bunch of little girls and had such a fun time!
The menu included pancakes, donut holes, fruit, and chocolate milk! Simple. Delicious.
The the girls decorated pillowcases with fabric markers. I ordered these pillowcases and fabric markers from Amazon. They doubled as both a party craft and take home favor! Chickadee’s turned out great! We’ve washed it a few times too and the colors still look bright. I loved seeing all of the little girl’s personalities in the coloring.
After the pillow decorating we made Fruit Loop necklaces and had a pancake relay using these felt pancakes and spatulas.
And no birthday is truly complete without cake, right? The week of her birthday Chickadee requested a princess castle cake. I must admit I was a little worried about exactly how I would pull that off, but after grabbing some different sized & shaped cake pans and her clip on princess, we made it work!
The bottom is an 8×8 square, the middle a 7 inch circle, and the top a 4 inch circle. The turrets are made from upside down sugar cones covered in icing. Chickadee loved how it turned out and that is really all that matters!
I bought most of our party supplies at the Dollar Tree…plates, napkins, banners, crepe paper, straws, pom poms, etc. The mini pancakes came from Trader Joes and the donuts are from Dunkin Donuts. Let me know if you have any other questions about where we bought what!
We always have so much fun celebrating birthdays around here. Chickadee is the biggest celebrator of all! She loves a good party, and I think she had a blast at hers! Here is to being FIVE sweet girl! A. WHOLE. HAND.