This year Ally had 2 (well 4) birthday parties! One with the Guat Girls at home on the 15th. One with mommy and mama in the morning on the 16th, one with friends at Jump On In on the 17th and one at school on the 18th! She was so thrilled.
This is the penguin party prep. Aunt Beth came to visit again this year and help celebrate for the 8th year in a row! Thanks Aunt Beth.
Aunt Beth went with the theme, and got Ally a cute penguin pad of paper and Penguin-0poly. (it’s a penguin themed monopoly game). Ally was pretty thrilled and they started in on a game right away while I decorated the cake.
Ally decided where to put the ice bergs, and Becky used her pasta machine to flatten out blue starburt0like candy for water/ice on the cake.
I frosted – 3 tiers, and the ice bergs. Lots of white buttercream.
Then it was time to place the penguins and the ice on the cake.
Ally was pretty excited about the finished cake. And I was proud of my handiwork.
Ally fell asleep with her puppy – and in the morning while Cloey and Becker were at Obedience School, Beth and Ally and I decorated the house for the party.
Ally had a vision for streamers across the opening, and she wanted to make fish for the “pin the fish on the penguin’s beak game”
Aunt Beth braided Ally’s hair before ballet – it was an amazing braid bun creation!
Beth loves Cloey too! While Ally had ballet, I picked up the balloons from the party store – 12 in colors Ally picked the week before.
Before the party I noticed the note Ally wrote on her new penguin pad. “I love penguins most.” That is a true statement. For snacks we had “penguin popcorn” which was popcorn with m-n-ms and gold fish.
The decorated house!
I printed out pictures of penguins off the internet and we hung them all over the house. Ally has her favorites in her room. It looked neat.