This little person turned 3 on Sunday.
My great big girl. Growing up so fast, yet still so small.
Be still my heart.
This was the first year that Nora Sue was really old enough to decide on what kind of birthday party she wanted. She requested a tea party with her friends and a bounce house.
So that’s exactly what we did 🙂
We ended up renting the bounce house for the whole weekend, which was the best thing ever. This girl was bounced out and kept saying over and over again how happy she was. She loved every second of it.
So now to the big day! I wanted to do exactly what Miss Nora wanted, so I let her make her guest list and got to work.
We had the party on a Sunday afternoon and decided to invite all her little girl friends and their mamas for a special tea party where they drank bubbly Ginger Ale with raspberry sherbet and decorated cookies. There were sprinkles everywhere!
Each of the girls had their own place setting, with their own tea cup to take home as a party favor. I also pre cut and wrapped their own wax paper to make cookie decorating and clean up easier. It worked out great!
It was so much fun finding all the decorations and tea cups for this party!
I spent the last couple of months going from antique store to antique store in search of cups and saucers for all 8 girls. The purple lace tablecloth is actually a set of curtains I found for $2.00 at a local thrift store. Score!
The crystal vases were some of my grandma’s and the flowers in them were cut from Eric’s Grandma Joyce’s garden. They were the perfect touch to complete the table!
Once the girls and their mamas were all here, we said a prayer and got to decorating and eating.
This is probably my favorite picture of the weekend. My sweet girl, eyes closed in prayer.
It was so fun watching all of the girls decorate their cookies. They each had their own way they wanted them to be done and they all did such a great job!
I wanted to find cookie cutters that were fun and girlie for this party. I ended up finding mine at Habitat here in Lincoln (thanks for the tip, Allison!). Nora chose butterflies, hearts and tulip cookie cutters.
Hammie helped pour the Ginger Ale over the sherbet into the girls tea cups.
Our sweet birthday girl!
This is my other favorite picture of the weekend. The epitome of our little Nora 🙂
My sweet family
We ended the weekend with breakfast with Hammie and Pop Pop before they left to go back home to Kansas City….
And then at the doctor’s office ourselves….Nora ended up being the only healthy one out of all 4 of us. Must have been all that extra sugar she got this weekend!
**please note the cowgirl outfit with the Frozen rain boots**
This really was just the best weekend celebrating our big girl! She is sweet, smart, spunky, rambunctious and beyond imaginative. She is the best big sister ever and the cutest princess/cowgirl/rockstar there ever was. Happy birthday Eleanor Sue. We LOVE you!