Friday, September 29, 2017

The House of Higgins: Embry and Todd's Unicorn and Dragon Birthday Party

Party Prep

I had so much fun doing all of the party prep for the unicorn and dragon soiree. So much cool stuff on Pinterest! 

Making unicorn bark! 

I made my Grandma Fannings sugar cookies like last year and they were a huge hit

Homemade icing 

My favorite photos of Embry's fifth year of life!

My favorite photos from Todd's second year of life!

Dragon cupcakes

Unicorn cupcakes 

Party Day!

The party went off without a hitch for the most part! It was super humid that day so that definitely wasn't fun, but the party was a huge success! We hired a face painter and used a balloon company to come do the balloon decorations and both were big hits! We had the face painter only give two options- unicorns and dragons and I love how it turned out. She did all the kids slightly different which was neat. 

Pretty much the day after Embry's party last year she requested a piñata for her next birthday party so that was a must. It was tough with 30+ kids, not everyone got to hit it and there were some tears....but it was fun for most! Hah. 

When it was time for candles and cupcakes, I think Embry had had a little too much birthday. She had her stuffed unicorn Mimi and Papa had given her the night before in a chair next to her and lost it crying when a kid moved it to sit by her. It's so unlike her to get upset for an unreasonable reason these days, but I guess she was taking the saying- it's my party and I'll cry if I want to- seriously. Luckily she got over it quickly. 

Overall, the party was so much fun! I had done a ton of work ahead of time and the day of it just ran smoothly and everyone seemed to have fun! 

The After Party

My whole family and Jacob's step-dad, Mark, were in town for the party so afterwards we fed everyone pizza for lunch and the kids opened gifts and pretty much everyone napped-hah! That night we had a relaxing evening at the house, Jacob cooked out, and the kids played! Jacob re-stuffed the piñata and taped it back up so the 5 Fanning grands could have a go at it! 

Embry was SO ready for some alone play time while the little kids napped.

Moana outfit from Kiki and E-Pa

New toys are a hit with all cousins

Party Prep