Melissa Kaylene: Backyard Birthday Bash

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Backyard Birthday Bash

The birthday party was a hit. The weather turned out beautiful. A little on the hot side, but a great evening for a BBQ. I followed along with Anika's polkadot theme and my dear friend Carolyn bought her a cake to match. She ended up having 7 friends over, 5 of which stayed the night, and of course all of the family. There was plenty for them to do while the grown-ups BBQ kabobs.... a 'beauty' station where they painted their faces and gave each other manicures, then proceeded to the photo back drop to pose for mommy paparazzi. Then there was bean bag toss, which I created from an old sheet of plywood, a skill saw and some paint. We also played balloon tennis, and squirt guns.
We then all feasted on an array of food, then sang happy birthday to the birthday girl and ate cake while she opened presents. The adults began to leave, then the girls party began. The tent was set up outdoors and sleeping bags brought out, along with Cheetos and juice boxes for midnight snacks. ;) We had an extra treat because coincidentally there was a meteor shower all night, and the girls loved looking for 'shooting stars'.
The next morning (after not much sleep) The girls feasted on bacon and eggs before going home. 
It was a fun, exhausting weekend, and summer isn't winding down here yet! Camping at the beach the weekend of the 24th, and then at the end of the month we are hosting our last big BBQ of the year...and it just so happens to be on a Blue Moon. If you don't know what that is, its when a full moon occurs twice within one month. My friend will also be bringing her game of Bunko to teach us all. So our BBQ theme is Blue Moon BBQ and Bunko ;). Should be fun, and you'll know I'll have something creative to post for that!

my beautiful 9 year old

Photo Shoot!

daddy with his princess Emma

My fruit Kabobs - complete with cantaloupe polkadots on top :)

my handsome little man enjoying all of the girls, and cake!! ;)


  1. What awesome photos! I couldn't wait for this blog! My favorite photo is the one with Wayne and Emma. He looks so handsome, and Emma looks just like a little lady, so cute! It sounds like you all had a blast, and you even made a bag toss board? Man, those preparations must have took you forever! I would have never thought of all that! Be careful, you just might have a side job of making birthday parties! LOL

  2. sounds like a great party! glad it went well! love the polka dot theme :) and love those fruit kabobs! really fun!!

    Have a lovely evening <3 Amy @ Interpret As You May

    {I have a celebratory giveaway going on now. Would love for you to enter!}

  3. Looks like a fun day!

    I am a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday hop! I would love to have you stop by and follow as well, I am also hosting a give a way that was just posted today :)

  4. That cake is so cute! Congrats to the birthday girl, it looks like she had fun!
    Newest follower! I'm excited to see future posts from you! Drop by and say hello sometime!
    Of Thoughts and Things

  5. Love the polka dots and the photo shoot! Perfect for a girly birthday :) Thanks for sharing them at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  6. Thank you so much for including the rest of us in your daughters birthday party. It was really cute. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  7. Ah, that put a smile on my face. What a little darling she is & all the other kids too. I know that was a memory that will last her forever. Thanks so much for sharing this on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. Please do come back again next week. I'd love to see what else you've got going on.

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. a photo shoot is such a great idea! I am doing my little guys party this week and will have to include a photoshoot! thanks for the inspiration! It looks like they had so much fun!!