I knew I wanted to craft most of the decorations because it would be cheaper than buying it and Pinterest had already given me such good ideas! I also decided on a "Pin the nose on Mickey" game and a piñata to entertain the kiddos.
My lucky little girl had such loving people celebrate her special day with her! My parent's drove out from NM and my aunt and grandma came from AL. We wanted to keep the party pretty small, so we invited just a few of munchkin's close friends. I heard that when kids are this young, it's best to let them have as many friends at the party as the age they are turning. Since she turned 3, she had 3 of her friends and honestly, it worked out really nicely that way! Nobody got super overwhelmed and it was easy to wrangle them up for games and food!
Since I love to bake, I have a goal to make all of her birthday cakes until she is begging me not to! :) She kept telling everyone she was really excited to have a candle on her cake (she's had one each year, I don't know why it was so important for her this time!) and I had remembered seeing a video going around on Facebook about this lotus birthday candle. It looked awesome, so I googled it and found it on Amazon! The candle might have been the hit of the party- it lived up to the excitement and even set our smoke detectors off!
Eventually the kids started getting tired and we knew the party was coming to an end. We are so thankful to everyone who came and helped make our daughter's 3rd birthday such a special one! She is still talking about it a month later!
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