All of our other children had their first friend Birthday parties at the age of 3. Laila was given that opportunity at age 3, age 4, and age 5 and she never wanted to. Every time we would talk about it, the introverted side of her would get so overwhelmed about choosing a theme and who to invite that she would end up saying, "Can't I just celebrate with my family?" Each Birthday ended up being a fun day at a water park for the family. Earlier this year, she went to her friend Sarah's party. It was at her house, not too overwhelming, and just the right number of people. Laila left there inspired. She was ready for her own friend party. Since then, we have been planning this day.
Our next dilemma was how to have a Frozen themed Birthday party in summer. I came up with the idea of making it an outdoor water party. It turned out really fun! We did the party a week before her bday because some of her friends were going to be out of town on her bday. It also helped me to get that checked off the list with all the trip planning we had going on the week of her Birthday.
Laila's 6th Birthday "Frozen" Water Party
Abby and Grammy were the masterminds behind most of the decorations
Cody made this for our "Pin the Carrot Nose on Olaf" game
Grammy made this banner and mailed it to us
We were very excited when we found "Frozen" plates and napkins.
It seems there is a shortage of "Frozen" themed products!
We started the party with some "Frozen" music and dancing while the guests arrived.
Then, we had a lunch of pizza, blue koolaid drinks, and
Blue Jello Jigglers
Then, we played "Pin the Carrot Nose on Olaf"
Laila opened her gifts and then we headed outside for the water part of the party
We started out with a few relays. The girls chose team names.
We had Team Elsa and Team Ice.
They had to run down with a sponge, fill it with water,
run it back, and squeeze it out into a container.
The team with the most water in their container at the end won!
Next, we had a "Break the Ice" Relay.
I made frozen blocks of ice(enough for one per person) with gummy fish in them ahead of time.
All ready to go
The girls ran down, picked up a hammer and began breaking the ice to get the fish out
Once they had all of their fish, they would take them back so the next person could go
The team that finished first, won!
Then, we sprayed their tummies with shaving cream, put goggles on them and did a relay with water sprayers to spray off the shaving cream
The next activity was my favorite part of the party.
We had a shaving cream fight!
Each girl got her own bottle of shaving cream, and we just let them go wild!
Goggles were also a good idea for this activity so that no one ended up with shaving cream in their eyes!
When the moms picked up the kids, I told them,"Well, they either had a blast or were traumatized by this party!" There were moments where I wasn't sure if they liked this part or didn't. Some weren't too thrilled about being sprayed off with the hose afterwards!
This is what they all looked like at the end.
There are no pics of our next activity, but we had a "snowball fight" with blue water balloons.
This also helped wash off some of the shaving cream.
We ended the part with ice cream cake
Since her bday was a week later, we did some celebrating on the actual day, too!
She opened the bedroom door to streamers the morning of her Birthday
We had donuts for breakfast
She spent the morning at VBS and came home to a gummy bear surprise from her daddy
That night, we had a spaghetti dinner
and spent some time telling her how great she is!
Cotton Candy ice cream for dessert!
Happy 6th Birthday, Sweet Girl!