Today she turned 5. We celebrated her birthday with a party last week. Last week was crazy. We had 2 birthdays, a wedding, and an anniversary party. We were partied out by this weekend and this week we are saying goodbye to lots of extended family, doing mountains of laundry, and trying to establish some kind of schedule again. School is right around the corner.
Kaitlyn invited a few friends for her party and we we went with a “Backyard Beach” theme – which was perfect since we just returned from the beach. There is something great about summer birthdays. Here are the highlights.
If we had more outdoor seating, we would have had everyone eat outside, but instead we had lunch and cake, opened presents, then we sent all the kids outside for fun and games. Here was our “backyard beach.”
This was one of the more simplified birthday parties we have had, but it all seemed to come together well. The plates and decorations came from the dollar store and we used other things we already had. I am also thankful for Kaitlyn’s 9 year-old sister who happily took charge of all the games. It saved me a lot of work and she loved it.