Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lexy's 4th Birthday

Lexy has known for 6 months that she wanted to have a baby doll party when she turned four. Since playing with dolls is her favorite activity, it was the perfect party for her. We had a lot of fun planning for this party. She told me different things that she wanted to do. We were able to use many of the things that we already had. Favors and decorations were mainly purchased at the dollar store.

Lexy had a large part in preparing for the party. She and her cousin/friend decorated the cupcakes with minature babies, buggies, pacifiers and bottles found at the dollar store.

She helped me create the invitations by making paper dolls to put on the front. We glued a ribbon on each doll's hair. Inside, we put a poem about Lexy turning four and being a little mommy is what she adores. We told each girl to bring along their favorite baby doll.

As the girls all arrived, they sat down to create paper dolls. Josiah was happy to be their least for a few minutes.

Each girl received $20 of play money. They used their money around the town of "Lexyville." Their first stop was to the Little Mommy Mart. They each bought a diaper bag with their name on it (found at Hobby Lobby), diapers, a bottle, a baby toy, candy nail polish and lipstick, a candy bottle, clothes for their baby, another baby item of their choice (bib, wipes, bowl, etc), and groceries. The items that they bought to fill their diaper bags also served as their party favors.
When their shopping trip was complete, they went "home" to put groceries away and bathe, diaper, clothe, and play with their babies.

My husband ran the Doctor's office, and he did a great job of it. He examined each baby, weighed them, filled out a doctor's report, and gave each baby a birth certificate.

Doctor Daddy had a little helper.

Their babies got their first haircuts at the salon. Then the little mommies treated themselves to manicures.

They took their babies to the library where the librarian (me) talked to them about the importance of reading to their babies. Then we read a story to the babies.

We were blessed with a beautiful day, so the girls took their babies for a walk through the neighborhood.

After the busy morning, the girls were hungry and ready to visit the "Sweet Treat Cafe." They were served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretzels, fruit, cupcakes, and ice cream.

The icecream was made to look like little babies.

We visited the "park" (our backyard) with their baby dolls.

Later that day, we celebrated her birthday with family. We played a game of Baby Bingo, opened more gifts, and had some more cake and ice cream!

Mama and Papa suprised her with a homemade dollhouse. This dollhouse has been in the making for about 25 years. The project began when I was a little girl, so I was very excited for it to be completed and given to my little girl to enjoy! She loves playing dollhouse. We will have many years of fun playing together. Papa even added a real picture of Lexy framed on one of the walls. What a great touch!

The dollhouse has a turntable attached so that it can easily be turned around during play.

Phew, what a day! We had such a fun time celebrating with Lexy. I hope that the day was all that she wanted it to be. Memories were definitely made!


phasejumper said...

Visting from Preschool Corner-What a great party! Love the icecream! Now I know what I am missing out on for having only boys!

sbswtp said...

The birthday party theme is adorable!!! And the doll house looks fantastic!

Shelby said...

If THAT is not the cutest baby doll party...I don't know WHAT is! Adorable and very creative! Way to go!! That will be excellent memories!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a terrific birthday party! You certainly put a lot of thought and planning into it. I love that daddy participated so actively, and I am sure Lexi was really happy about this special day.

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