It was a beautiful Sunday even though it was raining all day. We got to see friends and family at my friend’s house for her daughter’s 7th birthday party. The kids had a great time playing indoors.
There were lots of delicious food mostly cooked by my friend R. This beautiful floral birthday cake was baked by a friend, too. We were joking that it’s too beautiful to eat. My friend L, who baked this pretty cake, is taking orders but in and around Dallas area only.
The grownups, as well as the young ones, had a great time catching up and played Bingo for about a couple of hours. It was a simple yet a very fun birthday celebration for Ari.
There are a lot of fun things going on this summer vacation. Besides swimming classes for darling daughter, birthday parties and special event invitations are keep coming in.
Yesterday, DD got invited to a birthday pool party. It was not a Luau Party. Just a typical kids pool party. Darling daughter enjoyed it very much. As you know, she likes swimming. My dear friends and I watched over the young ones because the pool was quite deep. That is why wearing a life preserver is very important even in a shallow pool. Age-appropriate and US Coast Guard approved life jackets should always be handy, and adult supervision is advised on young children.
Friends, happy kids, birthday party
As for the party, my dear friends and I had fun catching up while the kids were swimming in the pool. This is the very first time K and I went to a pool party. There were lots of food and we met new friends. It was awesome.
A friend of mine has two adorable daughters. The youngest just turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Kyana had a simple yet a very cute party. Her mom did all the birthday party decorations. How awesome. The cake was nicely decorated, too. What a talented mother Kyana has.
Do-it-yourself or DIY birthday party decor can save you a lot of money. If you are very creative, you can make your own party decorations from extra scrapbook supplies or unused paper goods in your home. All we have to add to the creativity is a lot of motivation and diligence to do it. There are so many DIY inspiration and resources on the Internet. The moment you find the perfect decor inspiration, the urge will come after. And you do not have to buy party decor every time.
Popping the Balloons Game
My darling daughter enjoyed at the party as well. My friend prepared kids’ party games for the young guests. K’s favorite was Popping the Balloons. What’s funny was, the kids had to pick a certain colored balloon to pop yet they can pick whichever pretty much. The game took a little while to finish. 🙂 Everybody got a prize though.
The cake and the food was delicious. Everyone had a wonderful time at Kyana’s 1st birthday party.
It was a very fun evening I had few weeks ago. My best friend NJ and I had a double birthday celebration at her house in Forth Worth. I am still cannot find the words how enchanted I was of how beautifully the party was planned and put together very successfully. We both had not idea how the party would be like because there was no tiny hint. Not one little bit. Our dear friends were very good in hiding clues. Would you believe that they did a Casino Themed Birthday Party? NJ and I like going to the casinos. 😀 We don’t do it very often but we enjoy going.
NJ and me. Birthday banner.
Anyway, it’s my 40th birthday and I can say that this was it was a big celebration to date. NJ is in her late 20s already. The last time we celebrated our birthday together was in 2009 when we were neighbors in Fort Worth. We went Downtown and had fun at the disco and karaoke at City Streets (now closed). Those were good times, I tell ya.
Lots of food. Yum.
The party that night was a blast. The decorations were amazing and the food was abundant. Thanks to the guests who brought delicious American and Filipino foods. In addition, NJ’s hubby and friends had set up a red carpet and casino. NJ and I had a wonderful night on our birthday party. They were very thoughtful with donating to my feeding program next month. NJ, her sister, my daughter, and I are flying together to the Philippines for a vacation this month. And one of the things in my agenda was having a small Thanksgiving feast for the children in my neighborhood. I am excited about it. It won’t be long and we will be in the Philippines.
Our birthday cake.
My best friend NJ and me. I love you dear.
There’s a lot of stuff went on at the party that evening – karaoke, disco, and games. Oh how fun. Thanks to our wonderful friends who made our birthday party celebration very successful and amazing.