Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Party!

After all those hours sewing the party dress and bunting, baking and frosting the cakes, making the invitations, stuffing the lolly bags and of course doing all the shopping, the party was over in 90 minutes. It was well worth the effort as Lottie had a ball entertaining all her friends. Sadly the last 15 minutes were a bit tear filled as the excitement was enough to push any just turned four year old over the edge.
So I promise this is the last birthday post for a few months at least. I need a stiff drink, a lay down and quite a few months to recover before we start planning mister monster's 3rd birthday celebrations.

I will leave you with pics of all the fun. Thanks to Kristina for taking over the camera and making sure the precious moments were captured while I wrestled with balloons and did the hostess gig. Oh and if you don't like pink, you best close your eyes and skip the pics. They are pretty pink overload!


23 comments:

Suz said...

It looks like a lovely party, Ingrid. And you can never have too much pink! Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Heids said...

LOOOOOVE the dress and the apron just makes it gorgeous. The bunting is fab and I agree with Suz you can never have too much pink, glad it went well.

Morag said...

So very pretty! Little Lottie's dress and apron is so very sweet! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Enjoy your stiff drink ;)

Violet said...

Looks like a wonderful party. Love all the pink. :-)

Cass said...

Looks like a lovely party and it was a nice day for it too. The dress looks great and Lottie looks like she was having a great time.

Leah said...

Wow - can you do me a party? Pleease?? You've got 21 days to recover! It looks like an amazing party.

Corrie said...

oh i love everything about that party! I love her dress, the food looked delicious, the cake, the lolly bags, the bunting! well done you deserve a drink my girl!!!

After keira's birthday it took me a week to wind down...bear in mind it was her first but I was pooped!

Corrie:)

samantha said...

I love her birthday outfit, she looks gorgeous.

Belinda said...

Oh wow, that looks like a dream party for ME! All that prettiness, and pinkness..... there can never be too much of it!

Lily said...

Well done, well done! Hope you enjoyed your stiff drink!

Is that jelly in orange skins? Dare I ask?

Gorgeous photos and a gorgeous pair of girls!

Austy's Mum said...

Aaaw - that little pinnie is oh so cute - she looks so divine in her party outfit! Cute little name tags on the lolly bags too - looks like you thought hard about all the pink stuff. The bunting is gorgeous too - love the fabrics. Well done - you certainly deserve a rest after all that!

Cathy said...

Looks beautiful Ingrid. And a little girls party (or big) is never complete unless you have the Iced Vo Vos.

ingridk said...

Everything is wonderful, you did such a great job, and lottie looks like she was having a ball. Enjoy your drink, you definately deserve it.

Clair Bremner said...

oh wow, what a party. well worth the effort. Loving all the pink

Kylie said...

Ingrid - you have done a fantastic job and Lottie looks like such the party girl and the dress is TDF! Does in come in my size. Nice to see a pic of you too, for some reason I imagined you being a blonde, possibly because of you monsters!

Andrea said...

I LOVE all of that pink! It sounds like Lottie's party was a huge success, she certainly looks happy. I love the bunting too!

ingrid said...

Thanks for all the lovely words girls, it was well worth the effort.

Lily, I have put instructions for the jelly oranges on flickr. They are super easy.

Helen said...

If you ever stopped sewing clothes Ingrid, I think you could be a party hostess! Looks like Lottie had a ball!

Natalie said...

Wow Ingrid, everything looks fantastic; the dress, bunting, food, cakes, jelly oranges are a fantastic idea! And I don't think you can ever have too much pink! Glad you both had a wonderful day.
xx

fallen~from~grace said...

Everything looks fantastic Ingrid! You can see how much time and effort you've put into the party, right down to the smallest details. I love Lotties dress and apron, and that cake OMG!! it looks delicious!

Little Munchkins said...

Looks like everyone had fun and love that dress you made for Lottie.

tigerfilly said...

Been meaning to come back and say how lovely to see your smiling face, and even though somehow I too thought you would be blonde, I was right in guessing you look far too young to be mother to that big monster! Amazing party!!!

Jenny said...

Wow, what fun ideas! Thank you for sharing. I have 4 girls, so I'm always looking for fun girly things to do.