You should be forewarned that this is a really long post. There are so many details to share.
In July we celebrated Kaylee’s 10th birthday. She had a kitchen themed party. She helped me plan the whole thing.
We started out in the pizza station. One of Kaylee’s favorite meals are her daddy’s homemade calzones.
Each place setting had a silver cake tray along with their plate and napkins. They used the silver tray to roll out their dough. That way it wouldn’t stick to the table cloth.
I had glass containers out for all of the pizza toppings.
And of course her fave…Dr. Pepper.
We used the frozen package of Rhodes Bread. It was easy prep. Each loaf was cut into thirds.
It was the perfect size for them to handle on their own and plenty big for one serving.
The toppings were loaded up, the top of the bread was folded over, pinched shut and put in the oven to bake.
Casey was a huge help with this, plus Kaylee loved that her dad was helping with her party.
While the calzones were baking, it was time to move to the baking center.
The girls each had an apron tied to their chair. I had the moms RSVP with their daughters favorite color. We just did simple white aprons and then embellished them with the chosen color. This was one of their party favors.
This one is Kaylee’s tied to her birthday chair. (As a side note: this chair was free. A couple of days before her party my neighbor had this chair and another one sitting out for the garbage man to get. I snatched them up. It was already painted green and perfect. I have painted the other one a fire engine red. Now we have a girl and boy birthday chair and two new photography props.)
Each place setting also had a chefs hat (their other party favor) a silver tray (with a lip on it so the sprinkles wouldn’t roll all over the floor) and their paper goods.
I baked sugar cookies ahead of time in 3 different size of circles. They made their own birthday cake cookie by decorating and stacking them.
The party girls worked hard.
Here are some details of the table decor and what the girls used to decorate their cookies.
They had lots of fun and got so creative!
After they ate their calzones it was time to open presents…
and blow out the candles.
Each of the girls got one of Kaylee’s candles and made wishes together.
Here are a couple more party decorations. While Kaylee and I were preparing for her party she kept asking me over and over what decoration was my favorite. I never could decide but she always chose the cupcake garland.
Her other favorites were the fresh Gerber Daisies on the shelf and the centerpiece of the table.
This was such a fun way to celebrate Kaylee’s birthday. She and her friends are old enough to know their way around the kitchen and do things on their own while still enjoying a creative outlet. My favorite part of the whole thing was spending time with Kaylee planning it. We gathered ideas from my Birthday Party board on Pinterest together and shopped late into the night and spent a couple of days putting it all together. She has an eye for detail and appreciates pretty things. We speak the same language. :)
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