Saturday was the big day! The weather was supposed to be perfect...sunny and 80 degrees...the perfect afternoon for playing outside and sipping lemonade in the sun. Well, that was the plan anyway. We awoke saturday morning to an overcast, rainy day with temperatures in the 50s. So much for our plan. The party had to be moved indoors. I didn't have a rainy day back-up plan (since the yucky weather just snuck up on us last minute) so I was a little worried about it but it all worked out it in the end. No one seemed to mind hanging out inside and the kids made themselves right at home running through the house (yikes!) and turning the house into a giant toy box (eek!). I will admit I was a wee bit stressed over the state of my home but it was nothing a little tidying up afterwards couldn't fix. Ella was so excited to have her friends and family over to celebrate her big day. Everyone enjoyed the fruit, snacks, and DELICIOUS cake! The lemonade with the brightly patterned straws was also a huge hit with the kids! The summery color palette of the party table brightened the space up and even though it was chilly and wet outside everyone had a blast inside! Here is a peak into the details of Ella's big day! Enjoy!
The cake was stunning...and it tasted even better. It was a super moist vanilla almond cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting....aahhh, sooo good! Thanks Rachel, you rocked it again!
The beautiful party table reminded me of a summer picnic! I absolutely LOVE how it all came together!
Ella was amazed over her Hungry Caterpillar cake! She couldn't stop smiling!
I added lemonade, instead of water, to the white cake mix to give these cupcakes a deliciously sweet flavor!! Yum!
Each child got to take home a little container of Caterpillar Food a.k.a M&Ms!