Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pressing Rewind: Emerson's 4th Birthday!!!

Emerson's 4th Birthday!!!
July 9, 2011

Yes, I'm two birthdays behind on the blog, so this will be a quick and dirty recap (read: lots of pictures, very little writing) of Emerson's fourth birthday party.  Emerson's birthday actually fell on a Saturday in 2011, so we were able to have her party on her actual birthday.  Emerson really wanted to do a movie party, and it was the perfect option for a birthday party.  The kids were at an age that an hour and half movie would keep their attention.  We had popcorn, pizza, cake, cupcakes and drinks.  It was cool indoors for the hot July weather and there wasn't much set-up or clean-up....my kind of party!!!

Luckily one of Emerson's favorite movies, Rio, was playing for the week of her birthday.  And, check out her name on the marquee!!

The cake table was decked out with the invite, cupcakes (for the kids) and an adorable cake (for the adults) made by a family friend.  What a great job she did with both the cake and cupcakes.  I loved the popcorn detail!!

The concession stand was open with lots of goodies and a very cute attendant!!

Emerson, her friends, and even the grandparents had a great time watching the movie and eating popcorn!! Who doesn't love a good movie and popcorn!?!?

After the movie, we rounded up the kids for a group shot before pizza and cake.

Love this little girl!!!

PIZZA, nothing better!!!

Loved all the fun friends and family that came to the party!  They all walked away with delicious white chocolate popcorn in these adorable containers!!

Emerson decided she wanted to do something nice for others.  So for her party, she asked everyone to bring an unwrapped present that we would later take to the N.C. Children's Hospital.  We were so proud that she wanted to give back on her birthday.  Check out all these great toys for the children at the hospital!

Of course we had an impromptu photo shoot after the party!!!  And everyone got in on the action, including the boys!!!

The Varsity was a great place for a party and I love that it is part of Chapel Hill history!!!  

Once home, we had a mini-present opening session for Emerson with some of the presents from the grandparents and us.  We couldn't let her birthday go by without ANY presents.  

In August we took the toys to the NC Children's Promise office so they could deliver them to the children in the hospital.  Very proud moment for this Mommy and Daddy and a great learning experience for Emerson!!

Birthday Resources: 
Printables: Anders Ruff
Cake and Cupcakes: personal family friend
Cupcake wrappers: Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves

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