a fancy fourth birthday

December 10, 2013

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Of course, we didn’t want her to be dressed up with no place to go, so we semi-transformed our dining area into a little “fancy” dining area just for them. Ben even dressed up to play the part of the “butler.” The girls were loving that idea! They all came downstairs dressed up in their party garb, and we had them wait in line, so the “butler” could escort them to the table. It was so cute! One by one, Ben took their hand, led them to their seat, pulled it out, and once they sat, he scooted them in, and kissed their hand. Oh those girls were giggling each time he did it!

He took their drink orders and we even had sparkling juice (and water) for the occasion. This is a water only house, so having juice was a big deal. They loved getting fancy glasses and True even led them in a toast. Seriously, these girls are so freakin’ cute to watch (and yes, I know I’m totally biased). For appetizers, they were served “fancy” cheese and crackers and some chocolate covered strawberries, and for the main course, I made each of them their own mini pizza. They were loving how Ben was serving them and how they were able to order things. We closed the dinner with a birthday song and a double decker chocolate cake for our birthday girl. Everyone had a slice or two, and then we put on some music and had ourselves a tiny dance party (it lasted about 10 minutes).

We were all tired by the end of the evening, and Ben and I kept hugging our birthday girl. I say we pretty much made the birthday girl’s wishes come true. Can’t you tell by her adorable little grin?! Now, her request for next year is a princess party at a hotel! I’ll have to figure out how to translate that into something, but you never know, she may change her mind, so I have some time.

We love our Soulie. She has such a special, sweet and fiery spirit. Thank you Lord for giving for giving her 4 years thus far and we’re praying for many more to come! Love you lots our little Soul! 

P.S. In case you’re wondering, the tall taper candle was moved once they all sat down, but we did leave the low little one. The girls never touched it (we told them not to and they obeyed) and Ben was nearby the whole time. If we didn’t think they could handle it, it wouldn’t have been there.

44 comments on “a fancy fourth birthday”

  • silvy says:

    just perfect!! love the dresses!!

  • Susie says:

    Oh this brings back so many memories. My little sister was VERY MUCH a girlie girl and she requested a similar party when she was young with her little friends. We sent out fancy invitations and each girl came in their moms clothes with FANCY HAIR. best party and i love to see someone beig so loving and creative on theor special day. This post really made
    me smile.

  • Stacia says:

    Her dress is lovely! I would have felt so special having a party like this growing up. Such a neat way to celebrate.

  • jane says:

    LOVE THIS! (and i want brave’s dress… in my size!)

  • Catherine says:

    that is the cutest darn thing! I love that they all got dressed up and got to go to a fancy dinner – so fancy! My sister and i would always practice ‘eating at a restaurant’ which included tucking out napkin into our collar, taking polite little sips of water with dinner and tipping the waiter (mum) with a kiss. kids love being grown up, and its so adorable when they do!

  • doxgukka says:

    i love how you have such simple birthdays that mean more to the girls than a party full of rowdy kids they prolly wont know in a year or two! hehe

    also i find it sad that you have to specify about the candle because you are bound to have sanctimommies on your case otherwise!!

  • Denise says:

    I love that you put so much effort into making your girls birthday wishes come true. Budget friendly and beautiful. Gorgeous.

  • kristina says:

    Girls are beyond cute, as always!! And your husband has a talent too 🙂 You’re such an inspiring family! Love to read your blog!

  • rachel says:

    I love that you have four kids so it always seems like you’re celebrating someone over there. And you somehow manage to make every single celebration so special and wonderful. it’s beautiful to behold.

  • Heather says:

    Seriously adorable!

  • Terri says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I had to comment. This brought tears to my eyes. I loved, loved this.
    Beautiful You have outdone yourself. Happy Birthday Soul!
    By the way, they all look lovely but I LOVE Brave’s dress!!! : )

  • Lauren says:

    That picture where her birthday cake with candles are in front of her and she’s looking off to the side is just the loveliest photo! So beautiful.

    Also, good on you “if we didn’t think they could handle it, then it wouldn’t be there”. It’s a shame that it has to be said at all but you said it perfectly!

  • ira lee says:

    oh. my. goodness. this is the cutest thing EVER!!!!! how sweet that ben played the part for all his girls! i love that!!!

  • sarah says:

    Your creativity continues to inspire and amaze me!! I just love the way you love your family. Happy Birthday Soul!

  • Amazing parents give amazing children! How lovely can you be!!

  • Oh goodness, that is so adorable! I think Ben is a great father to do things like that for his little girls. I have a terrible relationship with my dad because he never tried to do a thing for me. . . ever. true story. It’s always been about him. So to see this warms my heart to know there are some amazing fathers who love to do sweet things for their daughters!!!!

  • nikki says:

    this is the cutest thing! love her birthday dress 🙂



  • Precious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Kelly says:

    Love that your husband served and kissed them all. My son made a comment once that he didn’t even have to have “the Birthday” to like family birthdays because he always has fun. I especially like the picture of Soul and her birthday cake. What a beautiful girl!

  • Emily Woodford says:

    Oh my gosh, she looks gorgeous! So precious, all of them! Hope you had an amazing time.

  • Janis Higuera says:

    simply adorable! your blog is one of my favorites 🙂

  • This AWESOME! I would have loved it as a little girl!

  • Zara says:

    I love her dress, and those pizzas look delish!

    I would love if you followed my blog back?


  • Vanessa says:

    What a special day!! I bet Soul felt like a princess! :]


  • Susan says:

    Love it! You guys are so creative and what a beautiful family birthday:)

  • Marli says:

    What a special birthday treat! Your girls are so lucky to have you two as parents. Keep up the good work!

  • julie :) says:

    The darling pics and your narrative just made my night funner! What a sweet birthday idea! Oh those precious darling girls! Loved the pics of Ben serving them. Sweetest thing ever!

  • Erin says:

    She is just lovely!

  • JULI C says:

    Oh my goodness!! this is just too precious…. I love it, your girls are adorable!
    Happy Birthday to Soul!
    We just celebrated both our kids b-day, its a lot of work.. haha

  • Gerri says:

    This was well thought out! Very creative of you. All the minor details really gave this party an extra edge. Happy fourth to your very lucky little one!

  • khanh says:

    this is the cutest birthday idea for any little girl. i get all giddy from all your photos. you guys did an amazing job and little Soul will always remember this special day. i can’t believe she is four already. happy birthday Soul !!!

  • Crystal says:

    most adorable thing ever! how cute, such fancy fun for little girls and daddy’s there too. cute!

  • H I P H I P H U R R A Y I’ve always had a soft spot for Soulie! Eversince that very first baby photo of Soul in the chair and started following your blog. Congrats to your special family!

  • Denise says:

    soooo cute!

  • That is so cute! What a fabulous and fun idea!!

  • Caris says:

    What an amazing party! All these photos are so sweet, you’re girls truly are so beautiful! Happy Birthday Soul! xxx

  • misha lulu says:

    very fancy and cute! LOOOOOVE!

  • Meredith N says:

    That is so cute, I can’t stand it!! How special especially to have their dad wait on them! 🙂

  • ellie says:

    this is the cutest! what a fun birthday! you and your husband are so joyful and make seemingly fantastic parents. thank you for sharing! i have two boys, so i live vicariously through your household of girls. happy holidays!

  • Katie says:

    Your little girls are going to have the best memories when they get older. You make everything so special for them.

  • Yume says:

    Soul its so cute, your little girls are the cutes thing ever, but I really love that pacefull eyes that Soul have :3

  • Vivian says:

    Happy Birthday to sweet little Soulie!! Btw, I didn’t realize the waiter was your husband ha ha (his face looked really foreign on the first pic)

  • Frances says:

    so so cute! We gotta steal this ones Rubes! Our girls would love it! Happy belated Soul!!

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