Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Owlet Party!

Our little Owlet, Aria, turned 1 last week, but we had her birthday party just this past Saturday.
It was such a joy to have our family up to celebrate this beautiful little girl!
My inspiration for the owl themed party started with these little cupcakes right here.  I saw them in my Family Fun magazine and wanted to make them for her party.

Sam was showing us her ostrich impression, which isn't an owl, but is still a bird.  I appreciate her enthusiasm!
Even our lovely guests got into the owl theme and bought Aria some wonderful owl presents.  I guess she's going to like owls now!

Aria loves her granny and grandma!
From there, our owl theme expanded and grew into...

a pinata,

owl barrets for the girls and a finger puppet for Finn,

stuffed owl party favors,

and owl party bags.

In the party bags and pinata we had Tootsie Roll pops, because the wise old owl always asks, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop?".
Pugsley needed a party and sun break

Other snacks included chips, yogurt and chocolate covered pretzels and pretzel M&M's.  BBQ chef Brad was cooking up hot dogs, turkey dogs, polish sausage, hamburgers and turkey burgers to perfection.  We had plenty of drinks and delicious fruit salad.  Yummy!  I definitely wasn't counting my weight watcher's points that day.

Present time!

Cousin Love

Water fun!


I had a lot of fun planning for the party and making all the favors and decorations.  I can honestly say, though, that I am happy to finally have had the party, had a lot of fun and not have to do anymore party preparations until the next birthday.

I moved some of Aria's party decorations into her room to enjoy longer.  See the pompoms? I just couldn't bring myself to thrown it all away, yet.

Happy first year, owlet Aria!


  1. I like Owl parties now! I'm on the look out for owls. Your creative endeavors are over the top amazing, April! Everything you made was picture perfect and creative! Fun! Aria is a dream girl. She's so happy and smiley.

  2. Wow!! Looked like an amazing party! I can't believe all of the work from the cupcakes to the party favors. I told Kevin our kids are lucky to get a birthday party at McDonalds, if they're good.