Twas a lovely party, fun all around, with a lot of pale teal cloths and napkins and dishes, and purple bowls and plates---all in the colors of the two Princesses of FROZEN.
We ate and played and nibbled and played, with the echoes of nine sets of giggles and squeals punctuating the day, and as many fond Parents and Grandparents enjoying the festivities.
However, MY BIRTHDAY GIFT was a new phone, which completely LOST every single picture, so we have only the few snaps made by Sweetpea’s Mama and Mammaw during the afternoon.
There was a BIG bouquet of FROZEN balloons as a centerpiece, and all the little characters stood or sat around on the table, next to “their” party nibbles. Elsa sat at her ease beside a pretty glass sleigh of “Kisses to Melt a Frozen Heart,” and strings of color-change lights wound around amongst the dainty trays made a pretty scene.
There were fun nibbles---Snowflake sandwiches of peanut butter/honey, and small bread-and-butter snowflakes and crowns. There were Snowballs (powdered donut holes) and Olaf’s Noses, Icebergs and Greensicles (carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, celery) on the crudite tray with dip.
A little figure of mighty SVEN stood next to a platter of Sven’s Haybales (marshmallow Krispie treats) and a bowl of his Antlers (pretzel sticks), along with Troll Rocks (beautiful pearly blue gumballs), and a tray piled with green grapes. A little bowl of “Reindeer Poop” (tiny chocolate Krispie bits) drew the most giggles and jokes, but they scooped up and ate every bite. A tray of Anna’s Frozen Hearts (strawberries tipped with pale blue white chocolate) sat next to a big bowl of Reindeer Chow (Chex Mix).
It’s hard to describe how pretty it was---just pretend you’re looking into one of those magical sugar Easter Eggs with the sweet little scenes inside---just squint a little bit just so, and things will become clearer.
Sweetpea’s own creation was little packs of string cheese with snowman faces and jaunty blue ribbon scarves. She made them entirely by herself, from “dry the package so the ink will stick,” to the tying of the ribbon---well, maybe with a helping finger on the knot now and then.
Aunt Caro made many of the treats WAY early in the morning hours when she came home from work, and dipped these Birthday Cake Oreos in white chocolate with snowflakes atop, served on a silver stand crowned with a cheery teal ribbon.
I’m still sad that we lost all the
pictures of the pretty party, but even the best, clearest photos could not portray what a good day we had, nor the memories sweeter than that beautiful cake.
Our Birthday Girl proclaimed it “the BESTEST Birthday EVER!” (Gotta work on those superlatives a little more).