Thursday, March 19, 2009

Princess Tea Party

And now to [finally] wrap up Gabi's birthday in pictures, here are the photos of her Princess Tea Party birthday celebration. For her 4th birthday, she had four friends (plus little sisters) over for her party.

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

Cooking dinner

Bella loved playing with the big girls!

The girls each decorated a tiara with stickers and then proudly wore it, feeling very pretty.

Decorating tiaras

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

Goodbye, Ava!

Bella hugging Daddy

Exhausted after playing hard

No comments: