Friday, May 18, 2012

Art Gallery Birthday Party

Do you see Scarlett?  (left-side of this photo?)

She's been beaming like that for weeks now in anticipation of her 5th birthday.

Well, the day has finally arrived, and we are living it up.

Previously, we've done an Art Party and a Paper Bag Princess party...but this year, she wanted to have a family birthday party, so we are throwing her an Art Gallery Party.  It's a very exclusive showing of her artwork and creations.  ;)

Very low-key, but I think she's going to LOVE it.

(If I were feeling more ambitious, I'd probably invite friends and serve hors d' get the idea.  But this is more our speed right now.  She has requested McDonald's for dinner and we are getting an ice cream cake to enjoy together at home as a family...surrounded by the imaginations of her creative little mind!)

I have to run now and collect more of her drawings to add to our "collection."  Actually, they are kind of rare to find in the house, because she often gives her drawings away to teachers and friends who need cheering up!

That's our girl!  We love you, Scarlett!  Happy Birthday!

PS - If you are looking for some more inspiration, I've got a post up on the Friend website this week about teaching our children to "stand in holy places" online.

Have a good one!


  1. Such happy photos. I love that grin! I've always been a lot like that, giddy when great things are coming :) and I love the party idea!

  2. Oh, wonderful Jocelyn ;)  What a good idea

  3. how sweet-they grow up fast...

  4. What a sweet idea! And how thrilled she looks!  :)

  5. LOVE the art gallery idea. So clever, fun, creative, and validating!


  6. Jennifer BrunerSaturday, May 19, 2012

    Happy 5th Birthday, Scarlett!!  I hope you have a great day and a wonderful year!!  Your mom and dad are so proud of the wonderful girl that you are becoming.

  7. You always have great ideas for the kids. I admire you so much as a mother, friend and just for being you. I also wanted to tell you that I posted a tutorial on how to make a window cornice out of styrofoam. I posted photos of the one I made for my sliding door and I hope you can take a moment to check it out...who knows you may want to make one yourself. its easy and a great way to dress up any window.

  8. McDonald's for dinner?  Well now..that IS a celebration:)   Cute!  Love the bunting.  One day when I am ambitious enough I might make some myself...