I know, I know, I'm a little late on putting up Anna Kate's birthday party pictures. Life with a preschooler, a toddler, and a newborn doesn't leave a whole lot of time for blogging! We did have a great time celebrating our big four-year-old though, and here are some pictures to prove it!
Anna Kate started planning her birthday party back in October (around the same time we were celebrating Caroline's birthday!). She decided that she wanted to do an art party. Very appropriate because this girl is CONSTANTLY drawing, coloring, creating, etc. She absolutely loves painting too, so I promised her that her birthday party could include painting. I knew going into this party that I would be just a couple weeks postpartum (ended up being 9 days), so we decided to have the party up in the children's fellowship hall at our church building. We just invited a few of Anna Kate's closest friends and kept it pretty simple. But it was LOTS of fun!
The party room
As the guests arrived, we started a few art projects. The crowd favorite was fingerpainting on canvases. I put each child's initial on the canvas with painters' tape, and then removed it once the paint was dry. They turned out pretty cute!
We also turned cake time into an art project by letting everyone decorate their own cupcake! (aka...I didn't have to stress about decorating a cake!)
Singing to the birthday girl
Eating our messy cupcakes!
And a few family photos after our friends went home!
Our little family
Mommy and Daddy with our big girl
Mimi & Papa AND Grandma & Grandpa were able to be there too!
As soon as we arrived at home, we gave Anna Kate her birthday surprise. Here is her look of excitement when her daddy brought it in the room!
I think she likes it!
After a nap, we took it out for a ride!
Happy birthday, Anna Kate!