Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Circus Came to Town

... the birthday circus, that is! We celebrated Brenna's fourth birthday today. Technically, she isn't 4 until Monday, but with Easter being the weekend following her birthday we had the party a couple of days early. Brenna has been talking about her JoJo Circus party for almost a year- ever since she picked it out last year. I'm glad it finally arrived, because I was getting tired of hearing about it ;) Only one of her little friends from church was able to come. With this being the end of spring break for most kids, the other friends were going to be out of town. We were glad Leisha could join us!
We started off the party with a bit of coloring fun- clown pictures and pompoms to glue on.

Here's Carissa showing off her completed masterpiece.
Then, we sent the kids out to the backyard for a little bit of running around while I got the table set up for lunch. Here's Brenna walking the 'balance beam'
and we had a bean bag toss game too. then, the came in for a circus style lunch of corndogs, popcorn, peanuts and fruit punch. Not terribly balanced, but this was a birthday party after all!
We played Pin the Nose on the Clown
and then it was time for singing Happy Birthday and Cake! Thank goodness for BH&G party magazines! The big top circus cake was easy to duplicate even with all of the kids piled around trying to watch.
and finally we got to the presents:
from Leisha was a Barbie clipon coin purse shaped like a teddy bear and a bottle of perfume.
from her brother and sisters was a coloring book with all of her favorite NickJr shows- Dora, Backyardigans, and Blues Clues. Sarah loves to flip through the pages too ;)
from Mama and Daddy was a pair of Dora rollerskates with knee and elbow pads. She's never had a pair of her own rollerskates before, so she was excited! Daddy took her and Beth and Carissa out the park to try them out while Sarah finishes her nap.
we also gave her a Barbie Alina doll from the new Fairytopia movie.
Her cousins gave her a puppy in a purse. The puppy's name is Roxy.
and lastly, from Grandmama she got the new Barbie Fairytopia movie, Magic of the Rainbow
and the matching rainbow fairy costume.
Hopefully I can retire the Cowgirl costume she has been wearing constantly lately (and she wore during the party LOL) because it has a skirt that swirls out when she twirls around- influence of the 12 Dancing Princesses movie here. The cowgirl costume was getting tight on her and everytime I had to help her take it off I would wonder if the sleeve seams were going to rip LOL
So, happy birthday, Brenna! I hope your fourth year brings lots of wonderful things!

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Blogger Kim said...

Happy almost birthday, Brenna! You're very cute in your new fairy dress! Your mom sure knows how to throw a party! Looks like tons of fun! :)

5:26 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Happy birthday to Brenna! I looks like a great party and Brenna looks so happy! :) LOVE your cake especially! :)

6:33 PM  
Anonymous AmyK said...

Happy Birthday, Brenna! She looks so happy, and it looks like everyone had a wonderful day. What a fabulous party, Melinda! I'm going to hit you up for advice for my next party. :)

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Tania said...

Happy Birthday Brenna, looks like a delicous cake and I especially love your fairy costume, I want one just like it!!

Awesome party Melinda!!

7:59 PM  
Blogger rskscrap said...

Happy Birthday Brenna, wow! that cake looks so yummy, Brenna looks so happy & adorable in her fairy costume.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

OMG! Melinda you did NOT make that cake... tell me you did not make that cake! lol! WOW! Looks like a great little party. You are wonder woman I tell ya... when you do ever sleep? lol!

2:42 PM  
Blogger my2boys said...


I wish someone would have made cakes like that for meeeee. how cool. you are such a fab momma! looks like so much fun.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Wow, what a fab party she had! And that cake... OMG! You are amazing!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Mish said...

Well Melinda you did an awesome job on this party, girl! I hope Brenna had a blast...but how could she not! Looks like you had every detail planned out. You have a real talent for this. I can't wait to see your scraps from this event. :-)

8:12 PM  

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