Peyton's Ice Cream parlor

I realized as I was looking back through my blog that I forgot to post something pretty important. I do have four children, and threw each of them a birthday party within a 2.5 month period. I don't know if it was pure exhaustion from doing them all or what, but I didn't post about miss Peytons party, or the fact that she turned 5 over 2.5 months ago! Sorry about that Peyton. The funny thing is this is one of my favorite parties ever!

For our sweet girl, we had to have a sweet party, and ice cream fit the bill perfectly!

Lots of sweets and toppings and pink yumminess!

I got little containers for all the toppings, painted them and then made little tags to go on them.

I love me some cake pops, so I had to make these when I saw them, they're mini ice cream pops. Made just like cake pops, but stuck on a mini ice cream cone and topped with chocolate. so good!

To stick with the neopolitan theme, we had three flavors of milk in their own custom little bottles.

And a super yummy, and tall neopolitan chocolate cake.

I have found these little swing top bottles everywhere and am in love with them, they're perfect for so many things, including holding caramel and chocolate.

A little custom sign for Peyton

The invite was the inspiration for the whole event, so perfect!

There were cute little labeled buckets for all three ice cream flavors, filled with ice to keep it all cold.

I saw the waffle cones filled with fruit on pinterest and it was a perfect addition to this sweet party.

We played a little sundae relay outside before we dug into the sweet stuff.

First they had to run the bowl down to the table

Then add some ice cream

and some caramel sauce

then strawberry sauce

Then everyones favorite was the sprinkles. They had to wear them on their head, attached to a headband and pour it into the bowl without using their hands.

Halli was very determined

Then using their mouths, they added a cherry on top.

So much fun!

The kids sat around after and poured more sprinkles cause they loved that so much.

Most of them missed the bowl completely.

Then it was time to go in and partake of the goodness! Someone loved the cherries!

Peyton had fallen off the trampoline, and wasn't in a very good mood, even while blowing out her candles.

We love this sweet girl so much, and I can't believe she's 5 and growing up so fast!

Happy super late birthday sweet girl!


McKay Madness

This past weekend, the Williams sister-in-laws all got together to throw our other sister-in-law, Jamie, a baby shower. Actually, it was a co-ed shower, so it was for her and her hubby. Since their having their first boy, we did a basketball theme, and if I do say so myself, I thought it all went quite well.

There were yummy cupcakes, salads, hoagies, fruit, nuggets, and even wings. We had boys there, so we wanted to be prepared with the food. Everything was blue and orange, the blue was in honor of Greg's favorite college team, Duke. We also played a couple of fun games, a diaper toss, and a free throw contest. Luckily, Kevin's parents have a half court basketball court right in their yard, it was the perfect setting.

I think Jamie enjoyed it, and we tried to throw in some fun girlie stuff for her, but I suppose she had better get used to having some of the boy stuff around, right? It was tons of fun to put together, what can I say, I'm a sucker for parties!
Some of the food, and the picture I made for McKay's room. If you can't tell, that's a picture of Jamie's belly, "painted" to look like a basketball.

Here's a close up of the photo, what do ya think? Does the paint look real? I had to work on photoshop for a bit to make it look alright, kinda fun what you can do with a little editing!
Look at these two! Britt and Brett, so excited for their very own tickets to the shower! :) I made tickets that we handed out to everyone, and then we did a drawing. If we drew your number, you got a chance to make a freethrow, and if you did, you won a prize. Now if I had really been on top of it, I would have sent the tickets to them with the invite.
The fun basketball centerpieces for the tables.
Some of the drinks, we removed all the labels and added a customized "McKay" label. We had water and orange and blue gatorade, yum yum!

A close up of the tickets

And some more food, can't beat a great buffet, right?

The McKay pennant.

We had tons of fun doing this, and now we just can't wait to meet the little guy!