Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bella's 7th Birthday Party!

Although Bella's actual birthday isn't until the 18th, we needed to have her party early because our friends and neighbors are moving back to the states next Saturday . *sad face!* Why is it this kid seems to get multiple parties every year??? LOL! This year we had it at the post bowling alley. Expensive, but no clean up! *happy face!*

I made a cupcake tower. Strawberry cakes with whipped vanilla frosting!
And silver sprinkles - of course!

Bella's name in Italian candles!

Goodie bags

Bella's bag

Close-up of her pony bag!

Ta da!!!

Goofy kid!

Bella bowling - love the black lights!

Yes, she's the star, lol!

Getting ready to eat pizza!
Opening her presents...
Thanks to me...she appreciates ALL her cards, lol!

Hello Kitty necklace and bracelet from Natalie.

Hello Kitty beanie bandz also from Natalie.

Barbie Elina doll from Mom & Dad...
which took weeks of searching for online!

Littlest Pet Shop toy from Mom & Dad - Paris adventure!

handmade yarn doll from Melodie.

Hello Kitty pajamas from Melodie

Hello Kitty bubble necklace from Melodie.
(I think the word is out that she LOVES H.K.!!!)

Bella's own PINK DS from Mom & Dad!!!
Happy kid? I think so!!!

Yep, definitely!

Two DS games from Mom & Dad: Littlest Pet Shop & fashion maker

She didn't want to put it down! Mom had to take them out of her way!

Bella! Look at Miss Cassy so she can take your picture!!

What is it???

Hello Kitty DS holder from Mom & Dad!

My Little Pony mermaid set from Trinity & Izabella.
(Yes, mermaid ponies!!!)

A winner!

Almost forgot the card!

Big, big present...

Giant mermaid castle!

Miss Cassy went WAY overboard because she's abandoning leaving us in a week! It's going to be so sad around here after she and the kids are gone!!!

Time for cupcakes!

Make a wish, Bella!

Great job!!

Although we didn't have to clean up, I couldn't help myself, lol! I threw all the trash away and picked up the toys. The kids ran around playing with their goodie bag toys, while the parents chatted. It was a really nice afternoon!

And then Mom jumped on the DS bandwagon and picked up one for herself at the PX....but that's another post, for another time!

And The Bella wasn't to be seen after we got home until bath time!! She played, and played, and played! And this morning? Is still playing!!! Another successful birthday!! And yes, we'll be doing something super fun on her birthday too....


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

An early Happy Birthday to Bella, what fun she had with her friends.

SueAnn said...

What a great party! I love those lights too. What a fun idea to have it at the bowling alley.
Happy Birthday sweet Bella!!!
Great gifts too! wow!!!


Oh what fun! Loved the birthday party pics. Got the card in the mail...perfect timing...spent the weekend with Kat in Atlanta at a Women of Faith conference. She loved the card...thought it looked like Holly Hobby. What a hit!

JoeTacoma said...

What a fun party. Bella is so pretty in her dress --which coordinates with the web page :-) Love the cupcake tower.

Mommyblogger said...

Looks like a great birthday party. I always liked doing parties that required little/no clean up. The bowling alley is a great idea & blacklight bowling, how fun is that? Everything looked amazing. You did a good job mom!

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! It looks so fun. I want a My Little Pony party!

Toriz said...

Bowling and pizza... Can't go wrong with that! :)

Sounds like she had a fantastic birthday celebration, and loads of great presents.

How old is she? I don't remember you saying at any point... I'm guessing 7 or 8?

Amarie said...

What a lucky little girl! I have to try that cupcake tower. And that pizza - huge! lol Looks like she had an awesome time. Happy Birthday, Bella!

Rita said...

Happy early birthday to Bella!
(Sounds like you will miss your friend a lot!)

AliceKay said...

It looks like the birthday party was a hit. The kids looked like they were having fun, and Bella was a good little bowler. The pizza looked delicious (i love pizza!) and it looks like she got a lot of birthday gifts. I'm glad she had a great birthday party with her friends.

ChicagoLady said...

Happy Birthday to Bella! Looks like she raked out again! LOL

Heather said...

Sounds (and looks) like a great party! The cupcakes were so cute!

Lizzie said...

yeah for 7 year olds! my daughter just turned 7, it was a wonderful time. so glad bella had a wonderful party as well :)

Mighty M said...

Such a fun time! Great pictures - what a special birthday party. Enjoy that DS...they are pretty fun for us adults too. :)

Deanna said...

Bella is one lucky little girl. What a party! She looks so very happy. Happy Birthday Bella!!!!!

Heatherlyn said...

I LOVE it that she appreciated all the cards!

Bowling parties are very fun. The cupcake tower is EXCELLENT! So pretty and the cupcakes look so yummy!

Your child SCORES on gifts! I'm glad she had a wonderful birthday!

Christina said...

Bella looks like she had a blast! So glad she got to spend it with her friends. Have to laugh that mommy needed a DS as well. Can't wait to hear all about that! You did a great job on the decorations. Happy Birthday Bella but God gave you the best gift ...a wonderful mommy!

family of 4 on the move! said...

Happy Birthday Bella!!! Looks like a fabulous party. Our girls would get along so well with the Hello Kitty obsession. :)

Intense Guy said...

Happy Birthday Bella!!!!!

Bella is one lucky little girl.

Goodness! What a party! She looks thrilled!

Lynn said...

Wow what a cool looking birthday party!! Happy Birthday to Bella :o)

LadyStyx said...

Happy Birthday, Bella!

Vickie said...

Happy belated birthday to Bella!! We are also getting Michaela a DS for her b-day!!

After Lindsey got her DS when she turned 7, I played it a lot. I played Sims Pets all the time.

Jessica G. said...

Happy birthday, kiddo!
And my daughter is getting a DS for her birthday, too. If only she would narrow down her game choices…she's got over a dozen games on her list and keeps adding more! Hey, at least I can get a lot of them pre-owned.
Interested in hearing why you decided to get one, too!