Monday, July 26, 2010

Minnie Mouse, Hot Pink, and Polka Dots!!

I adore everything about birthdays. I'm sure it's because my parents did such a great job of making mine so special. But I love all the details: the cake, the invitations, decorations. I make several lists and must admit I enjoy marking off each item as I complete them. So, I was excited to have Mac's birthday to plan for. She recently has taken an interest in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This is the first and only cartoon that she will really watch. So, as she started noticing Mickey and Minnie everywhere it was only natural to choose a Minnie Mouse theme.

I was super excited to find a cute Minnie party pack, and was even more excited to find the new colors of Minnie are pink and black =) I love that color combo!! Anyway, here are a series of pictures that show off our celebration of McKinley turning 2.

Here she is excited when her party supplies came in the mail.

Her Nawnie (or as Mac calls her, "YaYa") and Papa bought her a toy to play on outside. It came the day before her birthday. Here she is the first time that she saw it. She was super excited.

Someone else has really enjoyed playing with this toy =)


When Aby's birthday rolled around in January I was perusing Hobby Lobby for party ideas. And I stumbled on this cute cupcake. The idea behind it is to find a small something to put in it and hide it for the birthday child to find. Aby had such a fun time searching for the cupcake, that I couldn't wait for it to be Mac's turn. She had a little help from Aby, but in the end had a great time with the game.

She found her prize of chap stick!!

On Mac's actual birthday we had a small family celebration. Chris grilled some hamburgers, the girls played outside, we opened presents and shared ice cream with wonderful friends. It was a very special day. She really got into opening the presents. She again had some help from Sis, but enjoyed it just the same.

She received a potty and potty book. We are by no means getting ready to start this adventure, but I thought it was time to pull it out and get acquainted!! She thought it was a neat toy!!

Here are my sweet girls on the party day!!

Isn't she gorgeous, my sweet McKinley Rhaye!!!

I decided this year not to make McKinley's cake. I decided having cupcakes made were the way to go. I found a friend to make them, and if you need a cake or cupcakes PLEASE call on Kimberly St. Clair. Look her up on Face book to see her yummy creations. She made this adorable Minnie Mouse cupcake for Miss Mac.

I've decided cupcakes are the way to go!! Nothing to cut =)

Who can have a Minnie party without cool shades, bracelets, and necklaces??

Sweet sleeping baby before her party

The party was kicked off with gifts.

Here she opened her high-heeled shoes. She was very excited. She definitely loves her shoes.

We went right into cake. McKinley was not very sure about the candles. She also wasn't so thrilled about everyone singing to her. I can't wait to show her the video of that someday ;+)

She had a wonderful time eating the cupcake though.

We then hit the pool with our friends and family.

We had a wonderful birthday party!! I can't believe how quickly they rush by. I'd like to thank you all that have loved on our sweet McKinley the last two years. She is certainly one lucky little girl.


  1. What a great party you have here. The cupcakes looks so delicious.

  2. Thank you! There were so many great ideas I borrowed from other people that I found online.