On Saturday, December 17, we celebrated Zoey's 5th birthday with a Minnie Mouse party at the Cribbies' neighborhood park. Her actual birthday is December 28, which always gets a little lost in the Christmas festivities, so Jenni and Dave schedule her parties early in order to give her a special time to be the birthday girl without having to compete with Christmas.
Jenni did an amazing job with the handmade goodies. As I've said for years, my girls should be professional party planners. Jen made the Minnie Mouse cupcakes from scratch, the chocolate-covered Minnie lollipops, the pinata, and Zoey's Minnie t-shirt and ears headband.
The pinata and Minnie headband in the color palette of the day: pink and black.
Chocolate-covered mouse pops made from Double Stuff Oreos!
Beautiful--and delicious!--Minnie cupcakes.
Jenni also made a yummy lunch of homemade baked sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies, and chips. It was a beautiful winter day, and the sun soon warmed everyone enough to start shedding jackets.
Zoey, ever the little mother, helped her little sister Ruby with her lunch.
After lunch it was pinata time!! Beginning with the birthday girl, everyone had several turns to bust open the mouse to get to the goodie bags inside.
For a Tiny Person, Ruby has a pretty good swing!
And Leo has obviously been practicing with his batting tee at home.
After a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday", Zoey blew out her candle and everyone enjoyed the mouth-watering cupcakes. She then opened her presents and thanked everyone. I think she had a great time. Happy birthday, sweet Zoey!!