it’s exciting to turn 5.

she did it!  my sweet baby turned 5.  she wanted a candyland themed birthday and i’d like to share the decorations and treats we made.  except the edible ones.  those are long gone.

we made giant game pieces out of construction paper and big honkin hard candies and lollipops out of dessert sized paper plates and cello wrap.  i knew all those empty tulle cardboard spools would come in handy!

we had originally set up outside, but a pretty big rain storm chased us in at the very last minute.

oh, how i love to hang things from a string…

we made super-cute barrettes for the birthday girl:

they’re made by tying bunches of water balloons together, then tying them on to a barrette.  SO easy and adorable!

we did goodie bags for the little people, here are some of the contents:

(that’s cotton candy in the push-pop containers.  a HUGE hit!)

rainbow homemade slice and bake almond cookies:

kinda laborious to make, but delicious.

 

AND! when put in a snack sized zipper bag with a clothespin and a piece of ribbon?  EVEN BETTER!

i had peaked by the time it came to decide on the cake, and since it was MY birthday too, i had decided i was done baking.  we ordered an undecorated birthday cake from the grocery store and decorated it ourselves.  pretty and sweet, just like the little birthday girl!

it was a sweet day for everyone.

 

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3 Comments on “it’s exciting to turn 5.”

  1. Tina Says:

    What wonderful memories you are making for your girls – super mom! You’ll be a hard act for them to follow.

  2. anickhickh Says:

    please share your slice&bake recipe. they’re so gorgeous

  3. queenvanna Says:

    I used a recipe similar to this one – lots of steps, lots of mess, but aren’t they gorgeous?! =D http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-rainbow-slice-and-bake-cookie.html


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