On Monday, June 6th my baby girl turned eight years old PLUS it was the official start of summer. We did it up right with swim lessons, a pizza party, the most amazing "Tangled" cake we've ever seen, lots of family time, her favorite foods, and later in the week the Luau party to end all Luau parties.
|Livvy loves sharing a party with her aunt Andrea ever year|
|SO excited about her pillow pet and art supplies|
|Great grandma always brings "consolation prizes" for the non-birthday children - this year they got ring pops!|
|Great Grandma Rollins|
|Another work of art by Aunt Ashley - is this not the best Tangled cake EVER?|
|The Birthday Girls!|
|And... consolation candles!|
|Lunch at her favorite restaurant with Grandma Carol|
|Seashell macaroni and bread sticks!|
After two days of non stop birthday fun we buckled down and got ready for the Luau Party. Of COURSE the weather was gorgeous every other day that week and then the morning of our fabulous outdoor luau the storms began rolling in. I fretted about it all morning long and finally we gave in and just decorated the basement.
|She worked so hard making posters and signs for all of the different games and stations.|
|The kids strung their own leis with beads and foam flowers|
|Played Freeze Dance to the "put the lime in the coconut" song|
|which then turned into a conga line...|
|Played Pin the Nose on the Tiki Mask|
|A hula contest|
Luau party success! The kids were all super fun and sweet and had a great time. My mom, sister and Cameron were amazing helpers with the food and games. We sent the kids all home with their leis and hula hoops and then collapsed in a heap from birthday party overload.