Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Dot Party

We had a fabulous Dot party over the weekend for Oakley. She was so excited. Prior to the celebration I would ask her what she wanted for her birthday and she would say, "Dot Party." Thats it. No presents, just the party. Easy enough for me.

I bought some big polka dot sprinkles for her cupcakes and as soon as she saw them she gave the bottle a big hug and said, "I love them!" I guess I really didn't have to buy her a gift.

Here is a quick recap for those that didn't make it or even for those that who did and wanted to be reminded how much fun we had. I mean, nothing beats a 3 year olds Dot Party...

Present Time
Everyone is always so nice to bring presents. Oakely had the funnest time opening them. One of the major themes of the gifts were "lips." I think Oakley ended up with 10 chapsticks/lipglosses. She is hugging some in the bottom right picture. The simple things that make her happy...
Polka Dot Hunt
The kids got to do a polka dot hunt for fun treasures. It is always chaos. Paige and Morgan were pretty cute joining the big kids on the hunt though.
The Dot Birthday Cupcake
Oakley was so excited about her dot pancakes (I kept telling her they were cupcakes, but she never got it right). However, she picked the sprinkles off and only ate the frosting. So much for the excitement...
The Salon
And what party doesn't end with a trip to a Salon? Both Heidi and Oakley looked beautiful. I don't know which hair do I like better, her messy hair from a long day of playing, the 80's work out video do, or the spastic do from the salon. Whats your vote?
Thanks again to everyone who came up and for all the gifts. Oakley was spoiled and loved it!

15 comments:

Kim said...

You are always the best at throwing parties! Oakley is so much fun. I just love that last picture of her.

Wade Family said...

Wow, I was so excited to be the first one to leave a comment on your post....that has never happened. But just as I finished reading it someone had beat me to it! Oh well, looks like fun. What a cute idea with the Dots. Oakley is so cute, love the picture with her hugging her "lips."

bjensen said...

She is so cute! I'm so sad I missed her big day. Did she get my message? Her party looks darling, your so cute to do so much for your kids on their birthdays.

Karina said...

Oh my gosh you really know how to throw a prrty!! What a fun mom you are. I love this age when the littlest things make them so excited..... and my votegoes for the 80's workout hairdo, hahahah, love it!

Sam said...

Who wouldn't love a Dot Party??? That's so cute that's what she wanted. I'm curious what the story is behind her love for Dots. Or maybe it's just one of those things kids say & you never know where it came from?

Thanks for commenting on my blog - it's nice to know someone's listening. I don't think you commented on that post before - I swear I've never erased a comment because they are so rare and exciting - but if I accidentally did, I'm kicking myself right now.

Ginny said...

what a great idea for a party. i'll be filing that one away for someday when i actually throw parties. bad mom, i know.

Andrea said...

That picture with Heidi is SO cute!! Oakley is such a cute little bean!

hbentley said...

Love beauty school with Oakley. Lots of Fun. I guess next time we can do it outside so she can use her spray. That evening was fun. Thanks for always letting us come up.

Sarah said...

Time out. Are Paige and Morgan not wearing IDENTICAL shirts?!? I am pretty sure that has not happened EVER in your blogging history (they do look coordinated though) :)

Oakley is my kind of girl ~ she loves lip gloss and polka dots! She is probably the cutest thing ever and I am glad she had a great birtday! Your decorates and cupcakes turned out SO cute!!

Brady and Jenna said...

How fun! It looks like she loved all of the attention. Cute party idea!

scharee said...

with a face like that, who even notices oakley's hair! {but the eighties sweatband is my fave}
hey, did cec have her baby?...are there problems?...i just hadn't heard anything + then i saw something on her sister's blog + thought you might have heard

akdoxey said...

What a cute idea! Dot party...where did she get that? Congrats on the new job, I hope it's as convenient as the old one. I have so many great recipes with Asparagus if you ever want some, I'd gladly pass them on. And way to go on such an awesome time in the Boston marathon Trent.

Julie said...

Where did the idea for a dot party come from? How funny. I love how simple some kids are. I love that Oakley didn't seem to expect gifts but she loved everything that came her way. I'm always so impressed with moms who go the extra mile to make the party special. I just don't have that in me.

Amber said...

cute idea Amy...After going to rachel's party, I think 3 is about the funnest birthday age! They are so cute, and the littlest things excite them, and make them happy. Oakley is darling!

Tavan said...

Oakley is so cute!! How fun.
She totally looks like you... especially when she scrunches her nose!