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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Birthday

June 16, 2014

 Before I continue along I just want to say thank you so much for all of your tremendous support of my last post.  It was never my intention to make the people who criticized me feel small.  In fact, a lot of what they wrote about me personally (not true for the threads I found about other bloggers) was nothing more than constructive criticism that got carried away with too many opinions chiming in.  My last post, like every post, was really for me.  It was therapeutic. Although I did feel a need to publicly correct some things, I basically just wanted to clear the air and start fresh.  I appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to comment or email me and I promise I will respond to you.  I took a few days off to clear my head of the chatter and quite frankly continuing the discussion felt exhausting.  I'm going to happily remain here in my space just as they will remain in theirs.  To each their own.  So let's officially call this the end of that. 

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One of my favorites turned one this past week and we celebrated her this past Saturday.  My friend planned the cutest little party that was both kid-friendly and fun for the adults.  The theme was Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears.  Such a fun theme and refreshing to see something other than the standard pink princess.  She used turquoise, pink, red, brown, and orange spread throughout the party so she'll be able to re-use so much of it for the next time she entertains.


While the adorable labels and emergency bear kid food boxes for the kids certainly were adorable, she included a few things that really made it work.  The party was at 3:30 but people still like to snack any time so she had a pretty heavy cheese plate spread and some home made chex mix.  Wine and prosecco and a cute lemonade tray were set up inside with the food.  I love anything in a mason jar.  Makes even water seem fancy.  The kids' boxes included goldfish, applesauce, and raisins.  She also had gift baggies full of alphabet cookies that kids could grab and eat throughout.  Outside she had a bucket full of iced beer. 



While the birthday girl is only one she had several big kid friends there who needed a bit more entertainment than wine or a bouncy chair.  There was a water table and bubbles set up outside in the yard for them.  It was so nice to see simple things like this to keep everyone happy.


Now, onto one of my other favorite party details!  I loved the custom cookies from Kate's Kitchen.  I've actually never used her before but I know several people here in Richmond who have posted pictures of her creations for their children's birthdays and I've always been impressed.  After seeing them in person, I can't wait to use them for Wells' Birthday next month.  They were so yum.


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16 comments:

  1. Such a cute theme that isn't too over the top! I think it could work for preschool age girls too...

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  2. What a sweet little girl- her face is precious! Love the low key yet detailed birthday party, decorations and vibe! Just right.
    -Linda, NY

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  3. Such a cute birthday party!! Love the way she painted the highchair and the mason jars are perfect decor!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, adorable party and such good attention to detail. Love the gingham ribbon on the wine bottles. Gives me lots of ideas for when Charlie turns 1!

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  5. Adorable!!! And yes, definitely a refreshing theme.

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  6. What an awesome party -- I love all those details :)

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  7. Cute party and a wonderful theme. Those cookies look amazeballs!!

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  8. What a cutie! So
    Glad to be a small part of the celebration. Thanks so much for the photo and mention.

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  9. Super cute party and the celebrant seems equally delighted!

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  10. So adorable...love this theme!!

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  11. I love this, everything turned out wonderful!!

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  12. These are my favorite kinds of birthday parties. I feel like there is SO MUCH pressure to have a pin-worthy, over-the-top gala where you invite 30 kids. For my little lady's 4th, we had a tea party. We invited 2 other girls; they each painted a tea cup, ate finger sandwiches, and then played outside with bubbles. It was awesome! We actually got to socialize with the adults and it was manageable and memorable. Oh and it didn't break the bank! Anyway -- filing away this cute theme for my baby's 1st bday next year. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thanks for the wonderful write up! My cookie journey has been a fun one and I'm happy that my creations get to be a part of people's memories for life's most wonderful moments!

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  14. I love the theme!! so so cute! The photos are fantastic!

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  15. What a great party! This turned out to be very sweet. I like those tiny chairs that you used to put lovely cupcakes. I’ll definitely use this idea in my daughter’s next birthday. I have decided to book a best birthday party nyc venue for that party.

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