Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fancy Little Pickle's Birthday Soiree

What a wonderful time in our lives!  What is more fun than viewing the world through the eyes of a three-year old?  I knew that this year's birthday needed to be special and a reflection of Little Pickle's favorite things - tea parties, dress-up (she inherited a love of accessories that spans generations) and shopping! 

Throughout the last year, she had fallen in love with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy as this wonderful picture by Brandi at B4 Photography clearly illustrates.  In fact, this picture sealed our fate!  A Fancy Soiree was the theme for the year!

I just had to include this picture in the "purse" invitation - a keepsake family members adored.  I'm sure I don't want to know what happened to those mailed to other three-year olds!

Little Pickle counted the days until her party and asked for weeks if today was the day.  At last it was here!

Guests arrived and were asked to fancy up with boas, sunglasses, bracelets and necklaces.  Warning - three-year olds are not that fond of feathers - mothers were better sports.  Who knew?

These little pumpkins had a blast dressing up and crafting their own paper crowns (thanks Adorabelle!) and bracelets made from chenille stems, Fruit Loops and Lifesavers.  Okay, so more Lifesavers and Fruit Loops were eaten than adorned chenille stems.

And of course, there was a diamond ring toss!

The desert table contained serious sweets and sandwiches with frilly toothpicks, of course!

Little Pickle still talks about this party three months later.  It was worth every minute of preparation.  Anything to bring her joy!


  1. So glad to know about this birthday party and I am sure you had good time there. Couple of months ago, I arranged my little brother’s birthday party at one of local lofty spaces. Invited all our family and close friends and enjoyed evening.