Monday, July 14, 2008

Madelyn's Birthday Party! ended up raining yesterday we didn't get to have Madelyn's birthday luau outside. I was pretty bummed. It was hot and sticky inside....but it all still worked out and all the kids seemed to have a good time!
Here is the pineapple shaped cake I made! I think it turned out pretty good for not really knowing if my plan to make it would work...LOL!

Here is the island in the kitchen. I thought it turned out cute with the table skirt and flowers I put on it!! :)

And the dining room all decorated for the party:

My 7 yr. old hula girl!!!
And of course, blowing out her candles!!! :)

A couple pictures of her opening her presents...she got a lot of great stuff. Friends and family were so thoughtful!

The whole group of kids! We also had adults there! Notice towards the END of the party...the sun came out! ARGH! Oh well....everyone still seemed to have a good time and that is what matters, right? I need to quit focusing on throwing the "perfect" party and just make it a good time with lots of memories!


  1. Looks like you did a wonderful job creating a great memory for your little girl!

    I love your cupcake idea!

  2. Happy Birthday!! You did a great job with the cupcake/cake!! I would never have thought of doing that.
    P.S. Your daughter is beautiful!!

  3. What fun! You did a beautiful job with the decorations and it sure does look like everyone had a wonderful time - especially your sweet girl.

    I had a luau birthday party also - I was 19 though. Great memories ;)


  4. That cake is so cute and very creative! By the looks of the smiles, the rain didnt dampen anyones time! But, Im like you, I want the perfect party and who would of thought rain the in middle of summer?!?!

    Your decorations turned out cool too and I love your home!

    Have a great Monday,

    ps--- Im headed to my weigh in tonight...... keep your fingers crossed for me :)

  5. It was a wonderful party, even if you did end up inside. Yesterday afternoon was a bummer of a day but man, was the rain ever nice after a day in that hot sun!

    You know, I never paid attention to where you live, Katy! I didn't know you lived in PA! So cool!

  6. i LOVE that cake! way to go, Katy!!

  7. the birthday party looks so cute!! you did a gra job! I will be having another giveaway on friday another dolly! This one won't be so hard to win:)

  8. It looks like they had a great time!!! And the decorations look great!! Your cake came out terrific!! Have a great day!~Wendy

  9. It looks like Madelyn had a really good party! She's all smiles! Everything looks great. I'm glad it all went well for you!

    I love the island!

    ~ Tammy ~

  10. What a fun party!! I love her pineapple cake! Having cupcake cakes are fun and easy! M looks so happy at her party with all her friends! Thanks for sharing such fun pics!

  11. Oh, Katy -- what a sweet party you planned! It looks like a very special, memorable day -- rain and all. Happy Birthday to your sweetie...

  12. Way to go to Plan B---it will make memories!! I thought of you the other day as I found some luau music at JoAnn's. The CD's were 60% off--I thought, "I wish I had Katy's number and I would call her and tell her." It looks like you had a great time--I love the cake. That was very creative!! ALOHA!! Julie

  13. Aww what a sweet party. The pineapple cake came out great - very clever mom! The kids all look like they are having a blast - you did good (despite the heat!)

    Stop on over to my blog - I have exciting news I just have to share!

    hugs, Linda

  14. Oh she's SO cute Katy :) Happy Birthday to her and I LOVE the cake, what a neat idea :)

  15. Happy Birthday! What a cute party Katy. Your dd is sure beautiful, she's like a model!

  16. She looks like one happy little 7 yr old hula girl to me. I think you did a wonderful job. You should be proud of your self and give yourself a big 'ol pat on the back. The cake is so awesome too.

  17. Looks like loads of fun! The cake turned out cute.

  18. The cake looks beautiful!! I love it!

  19. Looks like such a great time! Your decorations were too cool and the cake was Great!
    Shayne Louree

  20. Katy, you did such a beautiful job on Madelyns party! I want a luau party too! LOL

    Did you get your curriculum yet? I don't know how long it takes for it to arrive but I believe you will love it when it does.



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