a robot party

August 6, 2014


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The girls made the backdrop for the party, I brought the blue striped fabric to cover the bed, I made the berry shortcake using this recipe, plates are from Target, and I used this DIY to make the party hats. Target actually had these metallic party hats and I just added the felt and the chenille stem to the top. The presents were also wrapped similarly with silver wrapping paper and felt. I decorated the hotel room while the girls were at the pool, and we surprised Brave with everything around dinner time. The first thing she wanted to do was open presents (of course!). Then, we sang “Happy Birthday,” had a little cake, and we headed off to dinner to the restaurant attached to the hotel. After Brave’s birthday dinner, we came back to our room, opened more presents (all the handmade ones True and Soul made her!), played some games (True and Brave each made their own version of “Pin the Button on the Robot”), and then we had a robot dance party.

Brave was all smiles, and Ben and I were happy seeing all our girls happy. These birthday weekends are spent playing at the pool, staying in bed too long, and watching cartoons in bed (we don’t have a television, so they love them at the hotel). It’s a nice break away and since the girls keep asking for these kinds of celebrations, I’m guessing they love it as much as we do.

 

9 comments on “a robot party”

  • Janis Higuera says:

    Hi Ruby, I’ve been following your blog and it’s great to see everything going well! I love how you celebrate your girls’ bdays where it’s fun, unique, and with the people you love (as oppose to throwing big parties all the time…not that there’s anything wrong with that either). Great blog!

  • lin says:

    freken adorable

  • Vanessa says:

    This is so sweet. I really like the idea of a family mini vacation for a birthday. So much more fun than a bouncy castle and entertaining a thousand kids.

    • Rubyellen says:

      We like it because it lets us enjoy the celebrant and not have to entertain lots of other people, and I feel it’s less stressful. If she did ask for a party, of course we would gladly have some of her friends over instead, but I get so happy when they ask for a hotel birthday!

  • Meredith N says:

    I love how your family celebrates birthdays!! Your family is the cutest!

  • You are so sweett (all of you), I LOVE YOUR FAMILY!!!

  • Heather says:

    From Freken Adorable

    HAHA! Personalities emerging, awesome! Love your family.

    • Rubyellen says:

      When Glow does something cute, I’ll say, “Glow you’re freakin’ adorable!” and now the other girls say that to her too. So that gift was (made by True for Brave) from “Glow” aka Freken Adorable around here. HA!

  • nikki says:

    i love this tradition you guys have! and that shortcake looks amazing!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dream-in-neon.com

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