"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hailey's Princess Party

We celebrated Hailey's 3rd birthday on Saturday. This was her first time to get a friend party and she had very specific requests. She wanted all of her friends from nursery and she wanted princesses and a castle cake. I hated that we couldn't invite more people, but we figured that the 10 little girls in her class (all under the age of three!!) would be plenty of guests and overwhelming enough.

Seven of the ten girls invited were able to come, plus a few cousins and Kaden and Tanner from next door (Hailey's true loves). We made princess crowns, ate pizza and cake, smacked a pink pinata, and opened some presents. Then all the princesses were sent home with nail polish, a princess phone, stickers, and some bling. I was grateful that some of the moms were able to stay and help, so thanks ladies!
This cake doesn't look like it was supposed to, but I'm no professional by any means. I did it out of love, even if it looks like an earthquake hit it. It was a beast to make but it tasted good and that made it worth it.

Happy birthday Hailey! We can't believe you have enriched our lives for thee years already. We love you more than you'll ever know!


Brad and Erin said...

What a fun party, I'm sure Tanner & Kaden made beautiful pricesses. The cake looks great a professional couldn't have done any better.

Joey and Nettifer said...

what a party. I heard it was fun! That is a lot of little three years and a lot of pink! Love it!

Janice said...


Don't sell yourself short. That cake is adorable. Hey, I still remember the lime cake my mom made me for my 7th birthday. It was lopsided but I loved lime ice cream and the cake was the only one I ever really wanted. (Normally I don't like cake)
It is gorgeous!!!!!! Happy Birthday Hailey Jane!!!

Janice in Virginia

PS My baby will be 19 on the 29th of this month. I can't believe it, it seems like yesterday she was Haileys age.

Mandy said...

That is a sweet cake! You did an awesome job.

Audrey said...

That cake is beautiful! I'd be so freaking proud of myself if I made something that looked like that!!

bethany said...

I think your cake looks awesome!! There is no way I could've put that together!! And I'm sure Storey will insist on something that extravagant in three years for her party. Oh dear. Guess who I'll be calling? :)

Mike, Jules, Gabee and Izee said...

Okay, Now I am completely sick to my stomach... What an adorable party!! Poor little Izee. I guess she won't miss what she didnt' know about (smile)... By the way, we will be copying your party when Iz turns three, so, make sure you keep all the details fresh in your mind (smile)
How do you do those collage pictures??

Jeanette said...

I wish my girls were 3 again. I miss all the pink and ruffles and bows. Everything moves to lipgloss and "tween" stuff way too fast. Enjoy it.

The cake looks fabulous! I have seen that cake in magazines and it would scare me to death to make it. You did a great job!

Ev said...

YOU MADE THAT CAKE?! I thought it was a toy at first. That's the nicest you'll get out of me, too.

Ute Family said...

It's been forever since I've checked blogs. So it was nice to finally catch up on yours. Thanks again for the invite to Hailey's party. We had a good time. And the cake did't look THAT bad, just a little crooked from the side :) And yes, it tasted delicious and I think that's all we care about anyway (except for the kids of course who were fascinated by the beauty of the castle cake)!!