All Summer long, Mamie told us she wanted a Surprise birthday party. She was very specific and said she wanted everyone to jump out and yell, “Surprise!” and wanted a strawberry cake.
I loved it, and thought how fun a Surprise party would be for her. We didn’t talk much more about it, because I kind of wanted her to forget about it, so she’d really be surprised.
We started talking about her birthday again, and while I was planning the surprise party, we lead her to thinking we were having a birthday breakfast with the family just like we’d done for AB.
She bought right into it and had already requested cupcakes over donuts at her breakfast. She’s traditional and thinks there should ALWAYS be cake at a party. ;)
I invited her three best buddies; her two besties from school, Wyatt & Bristol and her church buddy, Ella.
It’s so funny to me that one of her best friends is a little boy. She thinks Wyatt is the greatest thing ever and she comes home every day with a Wyatt story. She knows his favorite color, what he likes to eat, and doesn’t like to eat. It’s super cute.
I was so excited when all three of her friends that we invited could come to the Surprise party.
We told Mamie we were going to dinner and then DW “got a phone call” that we needed to go by and check something at the lodge. We had coached AB up and told her to ask if she could go inside with him. We knew if she asked, the other two would, too. We all walked up and we made sure Mames was in the front.
We ate dinner first and then the kids decorated some troll cookies. I tried to incorporate all of Mamie’s favorite things right now in the party. There was lots of pink, kitty-cats, and the troll cookies.
Just like AB, Mamie got her first BB Gun on her 5th birthday, in pink, of course.
It was a school night, so we tried to wrap up the party by 7:30 so everyone could get home for bed time. We sent our little friends home with goody bags with Mamie’s favorite things inside.