With school starting in August (and frankly, with the start of cold and flu season following shortly thereafter), we hadn't been to jump in months and months. The girls had been asking about it here and there...and I kept putting them off. "Soon," I'd promise.
Little did they know that Mommy had something up her sleeve...a birthday party with all their friends...at the bouncy house!!!
You may know that this mama needs a theme, so with a little brainstorming, I came up with the idea of "monkeys jumping on the bed". It worked out perfectly when I booked the bouncy house...and decided on an early morning time slot...which turned the theme into a pajama party.
I am so very grateful to my friend Margie for her incredible graciousness in turning this idea into the most adorable invitation...
I couldn't be happier with how everything came together. The girls (and Mommy and Daddy) had an absolute blast!!!
|The table was staged with bedsheets and pillows.|
|Here's the inspiration for the theme...one of the girls' favorite rhymes.|
|A cushy bed needs a bed tray! On display were pictures from each birthday to date.|
|My "bacon and eggs" candy, alongside a jar of banana runts. Monkeys love bananas!|
|Muffins -- blueberry and banana nut -- instead of cupcakes. Margie also made the most adorable toppers to match the invitations.|
|Mini spinach quiche.|
|Vanilla yogurt parfaits with Mommy's homemade granola...one of the girls' favorites.|
|And here are our favors...monkey-embroidered washcloths in clear acrylic cups.|
I love this picture of the girls, checking out the goodies...dressed the stinkin' cutest flannel pajamas, I might add. :)
|Shooting hoops with Daddy before the party guests arrived.|
|The girls' favorite...the BIG slide!|
After everyone had plenty of time to jump and bounce and slide, it was finally time to dig into the goodies.
|Baby A, blowing out her FOUR candles!|
|Baby B, blowing out her FOUR candles!|
|Bacon and eggs never tasted so sweet!|