Friday, February 19, 2016

Tea Parties, Princesses, and American Girl Dolls (Oh My!)

In typical Squillante Family fashion, we drug out Charley Kate's birthday as much as we possibly could this year!

For months she has been requesting a princess tea party as her birthday party! I looked around Houston and found what turned out to be the perfect little place for a bunch of four year old girls! 

The princess wore one of her Elsa princess dresses to the party- complete with a change of clothes underneath for outfit changes (!!). The girls showed up and they got busy picking out the perfect dresses- and they had a TON to choose from! They got to choose all of their accessories and tiaras, too! It was precious! Not only did the big girls have a blast, but little sis Molly was in heaven, too! Who knew she was so girly?!

This was outfit number 1!

 And outfit number 2!

After they posed for some pics they were all treated to painted nails and "fairy dust" (glitter!). They were in heaven!

Dance party while the girls finished!

Then they got ready for the FASHION SHOW! Each little princess was announced and walked out and posed for pictures! The girls were precious!

The girls lined up for their show!

Molly is OBSESSED with cousin Austen!

 These girls were SOOOO cute! 

Not everyone felt like participating- and that's ok! This ain't for everyone!

After their show it was time for cupcakes and the "tea" party! They sipped on pink lemonade and iced and decorated their own cupcakes. I think all the girls LOVED this part! Being a princess really makes you work up an appetite! :)

Then it was time for singing Happy Birthday and blowing out candles! CK said this was her favorite part because she loved when everyone cheered for her! Heehee

Next it was more outfit changes and story time and princess bingo and more outfit changes! I would say this was absolutely a little girl's dream party!!

 Outfit number 3!

CK had a blast and said it was the best party ever! She asked if we could do it again next year for her party- so I'd call it a success! We are so thankful for such sweet friends who drove from all over to help her celebrate!

On her actual birthday we headed to Chuck E Cheese. It was the day after Jay's nose surgery, and we had other plans (that's party Part 3 coming up in a sec). But because I wasn't sure how Jay would be doing and didn't feel right leaving him under the care of a sitter, we rearranged the schedule and headed to Chuck E Cheese with some of the cousins and Grandeb. It was perfect for the kids to run around and play!

The birthday girl was VERY tired that day because she woke up at 5:30 that morning because she was SOOOO excited that it was her big day! So she took a birthday nap in my bed after a morning fueled with lots of sugar (donuts for breakfast!) and lots of adrenaline and excitement (Chuck E Cheese!).

We played all afternoon and rode bikes and did what she wanted. Then Daddy came home early and we had her requested meal- tacos and peas (!!) for dinner followed by birthday cupcakes! She opened her family presents and we called it a day!

She love her big brother's present to her! 

It was a wonderful day celebrating our sweet little four year old!

The next day we had her birthday celebration at school! Cupcakes and more singing!

And then came Thursday- the surprise celebration! She had no idea what she was going to do- and it was one of her favorite things yet!

Last year sometime our neighbor gave us her old American Girl dolls (score!). Charley is obsessed with baby dolls anyway, and she definitely loves these girls. She recently has been playing with them more and more and asking for their accessories. Their hair was also a MESS- so a few months ago I immediately knew a solution- the AG store at our mall and the hair salon there!

So we loaded up that morning, brought our doll, and met Grandeb there. We went straight to the doll hair salon and got started. CK's eyes were HUUUUUGE the entire time. She walked in and shrieked- it was so sweet and so sincere!

We spent the next HOUR (and believe me, we could have spent MUCH longer!!!) walking around the store looking at every. single. thing. She was in Heaven and it was such a happy moment for me to see her so genuinely happy!

We then headed to our lunch reservations. We had a ladies lunch and CK LOVED having a spot for her baby! By the way, before we left that morning (she knew by this point where we were going) she packed a diaper bag for her girl- complete with diapers, wipes, "snacks," and toys in case she got fussy at lunch! That girl is amazing!

We finished window shopping (and of course purchased some real things!) and headed out to ride those mall ride-on toys before we headed to get the big kids!

All in all, it was a long, drawn-out celebration week for our four year old princess- and we would not have had it any other way! That girl is so amazing and deserves so much more!

We LOVED celebrating you, Charley Kate! You are one special girl! xoxo


the blogivers said...

Sounds like the perfect girly week of birthday celebrations to me!!

Tracy said...

That is awesome! I can't wait until my little girl is in to the American Girl Dolls! Also your mom is awesome! So involved and getting on the kids' level. You obviously had a great role model growing up♡