Despite its confusion, we had a grand time at her official 4th(5th) party. Despite my prior party-dreaming, we chose an "explorers" theme with a slight Dora edge (as evidenced by this party invitation):
The invitation, party colors, and pinata were all Dora-inspired. The tableware and clothes were in the same colors as on the invitation (orange, yellow, green, turquoise, pink, and purple). The pinata was a llama (of course).
But that's where the Dora stopped and "explorer" kicked in. Instead of a take-home bag, each kid received an explorer "kit" upon arrival. The kits were: canvas bag with a carabiner attached to the drawstring, bandanna, mini magnifying glass, mini flashlight, spiral bracelet with a whistle attached, mini bubbles, fruit leather, and a rainforest-themed temporary tattoo. Along with the kits, our explorers each had a telescope to decorate and use to explore the park.
But, of course, I was too busy arranging tables and applying temporary tattoos and assembling worms-in-the-dirt cupcakes to take many pictures. Here's what I have:
Turning 4(5) looks good on her.
And to sum up how we all felt after a full week of festivities (family day at the zoo and a trip to see Shrek the Musical), welcome to our Sunday:
|10:30am on Sunday (after sleeping in until 9:51am -- latest in years!)|
|2:30pm on Sunday. After taking a 2 hour nap. Grape suckers are the best!|
Just for fun, my llama-slayer partying through the ages:
|1st birthday. Theme: Monkeys|
|2nd birthday. Theme: Bounce into Spring|
|3rd birthday. Theme: Kites|
Yes, I think we're all a little thankful that birthdays (usually) only come once per year.