Unicorn Themed Birthday Party - McKenzie Turns 6!

As I prepare for my daughter McKenzie's 7th birthday, I realized that I never shared her 6th birthday party from last year. I guess that's what happens when you are a mom of two plus everything you decided to commit to this year, knowing full well you don't have the time or metal space to add anything else. I don't know how but I am able to sit here and write this post without distraction! Can I get a Hallelujah?! 

This party was such a wonderful whimsical celebration! McKenzie is an avid dinosaur lover and to my surprise she slowly transitioned over to unicorns. So when it came time to plan her 6th year birthday party, Unicorn Themed it was! 

I searched high and low for a venue to host her party in hopes to have a pony ride for her and her little guests but came up short. Within just a few weeks of the set date, I found this adorable PonyLand Farm about 30 minutes outside of town. Not only did that have a special place on their land to host a fun party, they also offered "Unicorn" pony rides! As a mom/party planner, to say I was thrilled is putting it lightly! I literally fell to my knees with overwhelming gratitude! 

As far as decor, I used the faux grass backdrop that we've had for years. We bought it for McKenzie's Peppa Pig party back when she turned 3.  This backdrop was well worth the time and $$, we've used it for so many events. (more info in photo captions...)

These adorable cookies were made custom from Sweet Addictions Bakery her in town.

The cake, I purchased at publix. They always do a great job! The Unicorn eye lashes and flower
horns, I printed off at Office Max from a google image. The leaves I purchased from hobby lobby
a while ago. 

The table I used a plastic gold table cloth from walmart and laid a magnolia garland down the center.
The floral plates were purchased from Amazon here & here They matched perfeclty with the unicorn backdrop!
The flower lid mason jars, I purchased from Etsy years back. They are plastic and are perfect for little girl parties

I made the girls peanut butter and jelly finger sandwiches in the shape of starts using a star cookie

I also served buggle chips or we called them "unicorn horns" 

The girls enjoyed making their own unicorn horn treats using icing and ice cream cones.

The girls received cute little unicorn headbands to wear during the party. I purchased them here 
on amazon.

The horse property was kind enough to let the girls use watercolor soap paint on their ponies. The pony loved
getting loved on all morning. 

Pony rides were a must and the girls loved riding their unicorn around.

I purchased McKenzie's outfit on amazon as well. Birthday Girl T-Shirt & Floral Leggings.

These goodie bags were purchased at Dollar Tree. I simply hot glued the unicorn flower horns and drew on eyelashes.

My son had a little too much fun at the dessert table.

All in all it was a wonderful morning spent playing, riding, painting and eating. These little 6 year olds had the best time celebrating our little McKenzie and for that we are so grateful!


Children's Book "BOO" by Jeanna Ganas

This school year has been such a whirlwind for this mama. My oldest is now in second grade (how did that happen so quickly?) and my youngest is now in full-day Pre-K! It feels like yesterday I was feeding them bottles and rocking them to sleep in the middle of the night. They have shown me how fast time flies and to take time to relish all the small moments in their little bitty lives.

This morning at school was one of those moments that I couldn't help but be so proud and excited for them. Both of their classes attended a book reading from our town's very own Published Author, Jeanna Ganas. Her new children's book, "BOO" is a TRUE story about her pre-k class hamster named "BOO" who escaped in the middle of the night. The story takes readers on the sweetest journey on finding his way back home with a wonderful take-away message to "Never Give Up!" The kids eyes were in awe as they watched and listened to Jeanna's story telling. I don't think the teachers have ever seen an entire Pre-K group sit as still as they did. At the end of the reading Mrs. Jeanna brought a very special guest for the kiddos to pet. They were so excited to get to meet BOO (in plush form) making this book reading even more special.

When we arrived home, the kids couldn't wait to read their very own signed copy of "BOO" and it made this mama's heart smile. Boy how wonderful it is that there are so many authors with such huge hearts for children that they dedicate their time and talent to encourage, inspire and imprint beautiful messages that they are able to take and use in their own every day lives. If you are looking to add  to your child's book collection, "BOO" has the most beautiful illustrations that bring the pages to life and the sweetest message for the children to take with them on the forever growing-up journey.


Spring Floral Baby Shower For Sweet a Sweet Girl

Spring is in the air!! Or we like to pretend it is anyway. It’s more like Pollen and allergens in the air here in South Georgia. I love Spring Season though. There are so many beautiful colors and wonderful smells coming out of the woodworks, popping up all over triggering so much creativity in this old brain of mine. When it came time to create a speical baby shower in honor of a precious baby girl that we will be welcoming to this world soon, I couldn't help put bring the outdoors in!

With flowers abound, I went on a wreath making spree and never looked back. I knew flowers had to take the stage, however to avoid overwhelming the special occasion, I went with a simple embroidery hoop wreath display. I added various sizes with greenery, flower blooms and a few baby friendly hyms that would be such a sweet touch and keepsake in baby's nursery.

Sources: Green Grass Backdrop (Amazon), Peach & White Blooms (Dollar Tree), Embroidery Hoops & Greenery (Hobby Lobby)

Beautiful Mom and Friend Kathryn matching perfectly with the floral theme!

Welcome Door Wreath: Embroidery Hoop (Hobby Lobby, Flowers (Dollar Tree), Peonie Bloom (TJ MAX), Welcome Sign (Wrapping Paper DIY)

Monogram Wreath: Wooden Monogram (Etsy), Hoola Hoop -Painted Gold  (Dollar Tree), Florals (Dollar Tree), Greenery Garland (Hobby Lobby)

Name Banner DIY: , Craft Paper, Twine & Adhesive Letters (Hobby Lobby)

Beautiful Mom and Daughter Photo Opp

(I so enjoyed hosting this special day with these beautiful friends)

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