Kate, Ava, Bella, Gabi, Julienne, Jaymie, and Samantha
All the girls wore princess dresses, and I fixed fancy tea party food. I cut each ham and cheese sandwich into four small squares (and trimmed the crust), and I used cookie cutters to make heart-, star-, and butterfly-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We also had strawberries and blueberries and little smokies, which Michael arranged artistically on serving dishes. For "tea," we served apple juice and iced sweet tea. I forgot to break out the scones, but Michael's coworkers appreciated them on Monday.
Princesses at the tea party
Bella eating blueberries with a spoon
The girls entertained themselves in the playroom and could have played much longer.
Dressing the dolls
Bella loved playing with the big girls!
The girls each decorated a tiara with stickers and then proudly wore it, feeling very pretty.
Princesses Gabi and Julienne
Kate was so eager for Gabi to open her presents, she actually took Gabi by the hand and sat her down before any of the other guests arrived and proceeded to open her gift and show it to Gabi. Gabi was very interested, and they played with her new toy until the other girls arrived. Gabi's other new toys were equally popular once Gabi opened them all.
Kate showing Gabi her present
Julienne watching Gabi open presents
Kate and Julienne playing with Gabi's new dollhouse
Gabi dressed in fancy shoes with a princess wand
Bella checking out the dollhouse
I baked blueberry muffins and apple cinnamon muffins for Gabi's tea party dessert.
Gabi blowing out the candle
Bella eating her muffin
Hugging Samantha goodbye
Hugging Kate goodbye
Bella hugging Daddy
Exhausted after playing hard