Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ella's teddy bear pajama party

We decided to do a teddy bear/pj/movie party for Ella's big birthday bash. It turned out to be the perfect party! I didn't have to do a lot of work since most of the party was the kids sitting quietly watching a movie:) I made a cake. . .
Joey and I decorated the house with movie signs, balloons, all the teddy bears the kids could round up(which was a TON, who knew we had like 50 teddy bears?!) and a big curtain which led into the "theater" aka living room. Joey helped me out so much-thanks sexy man!



Joey made these movie tickets for the kids and also gathered up our kids monopoly money for the kids to buy popcorn and drinks from the concessionaire, Aubrey:)




Then the movie began and all was quiet.



A few girls came over to admire the Santa village. I loved how much they loved it:)




A few girls talked girl talk.

A few, er, I mean all the kids got crazy:)


And then smiled big for a group picture. Aren't they so cute?


After serving them pizza during the movie, it was time for cake, icecream and the birthday song.



I had to post this picture because of the little girl next to Ella, Addey. She is a riot! Not a shy bone in her body I believe:)
Go Ella! She did a great job blowing out all of those candles-6!



Then presents for the birthday girl. . .





And then after party playtime with the whoopee cushion, which is one of my kids favorite toys. Our family likes farting sounds waaaay too much:) Ella was laughing so hard trying to get her friends to sit on it.

And playtime in the playroom. . .When it was time to say goodbye to her friends, we gave each of the kids goodie bags and called it a night. I have to mention the goodie bags because that was one of Ella's favorite parts, deciding what to put inside. She HAD to put in little cameras. She was so funny about it-totally dead set on finding these cheapy plastic clicking cameras for her friends:) Luckily, I found them. Phew. We also threw in sunglasses, teddy grahams, and teddy bear lollipops. The night before her party, her and Ella filled the goodie bags. They were big helpers!

Here are my 3 girls enjoying their goodie bag goodies after the party. . .in style. . .

And I'll end with this picture. It defines Cali like no other picture.

Hope you loved your party Ella-I think it was so fun, not just for you girls but for me too! :)

10 comments:

Cynthia said...

What a great idea for a party. Everything looked great I'm sure they will be talking about that birthday party for a long time.

Tonya said...

What a wonderful party idea. You are a wonderful mom. I want you to plan my next party....

-Melissa- said...

What a cute party! Looks like all the girls had a fun time.

Tara D. said...

OKAY, that last picture cracked me up like no other! And the party looked awesome, you're so freakin' creative. I envy you! ;)

Susan said...

Love all those pictures! So glad you didn't mention anything about that helicopter mom that stayed....

ACDC2005 said...

Happy Birthday Ella! That cake looks yummy!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun party!
Happy Birthday Ella.

Happy new year to you all.
Hugs, Grammy

RD said...

Wow what a party-- looks like they all had fun.. Grandma will probably want some Kool glasses just like those too.

Love you

grandpa

Marie said...

Holly, I want YOU to do my next birthday party! Goodness girl you do know how to throw a great party! I would have so loved to have a party like that when I was a girl. I bet the kids had a fabulous time!! It's official. You are now known as SuperMOM and DAD to me!! love you loads! xxoo

Chrystina said...

What fun memories and what a creative party there Holly!!! Great cake!! ANd wow~ she's 6?! They grow so fast!!! Merry late birthday Ella!!