Monday, April 16, 2012

Our Little Goldilocks Turned 3

It has been a long time since I've done any blogging, but I think I might give it a go again. We'll see how long this lasts...Sydney had her birthday almost a month ago. It has been a fantastic 3 years. She really keeps us on our tows. It is fun to have a little girl around the house.

In honor of her birthday I sewed her a dress. It had been almost a year since the last dress, so I thought she was due for a new one. Over a year ago I bought a pattern book that had this twirly dress in it, I'd wanted to make it and I'm glad I did, she just loves spinning around in it.

Sydney does not have a lot of friends. ALL of the kids her age in the neighborhood are boys. So at first I thought I would just take her and a friend to Build-A-Bear, but I just couldn't do it. But I did use it to inspire a theme. Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
I was able to find a few ideas out there (thanks to Pinterest). I got some ideas from this party and this party. I loved the Honey Bears for cups, the red, pink and green color scheme, and the find Goldilocks game. I still liked the idea of the Build-A-Bear so I found some kits on Amazon (they were buy 3 get 1 free) and used that for an activity. We had porridge, muffins and fruit for brunch. And I used the 3-D Wilton Teddy Bear Cake pan to make her cake.
We made the bears, teddy bear necklaces, played Find Goldilocks (I used my Sillhoutte machine to cut out goldilocks in the 7 different colors and taped them throughout the house, when they found the colored Goldilocks they would circle it.), and I read them the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Sydney loved her little party and one of her little friends went home and told her mom, "I had the most amazing time at Sydney's party."
Well in my bad blogging days I have missed several other birthday parties and so for the next few post I may just post some Carnival and Angry Birds fun.


Zoe said...

Cute! Are you using your Silhouette alot? Do you love it?

sgwinfrey said...

I love reading about your birthday parties! You are such a fun mom. I have Lydia's 3rd birthday coming up in May, I love some of the stuff you did so I may have to steal some ideas! I'm already looking on pinterest for ideas. Thanks for stopping by my blog. We'll have to keep each other motivated to blog if we start slacking. It's so important to do this!

Amara said...

I'd never heard of the Silhouette --looks cool! Sydney's so dang cute. She makes me smile every Sunday.