Last Saturday we celebrated Maddie's 5th birthday with a princess party. She had decided on the theme shortly after last year's party and it managed to hold the entire year. Her requests: a rainbow cake and a pinata. Easy enough!
Some of the decorations and craft stations:
My sassy little birthday girl:
Ben and Auntie Jennie did an AWESOME job face painting all ten little princesses and two knights. The girls waited so patiently for their turn. Maddie looking on as her friend gets painted:
Claire and her beautiful Mama, Mel:
Maddie girl and her rainbow:
The girls played "boat" for a while. Of course, Miss Maddie is running the show:
Cuties on the boat:
More face painting (some said Ben and Jennie could start their own business):
Sam gets "BATMAN!!" on his face, bangs pulled out of the way (dang he's cute):
Johnny gets Batman, too:
Johnny & Ben
And then Ben got his turn. Maddie started...
Then all the princesses got involved:
The big reveal! Ben was pretty darn happy with the results, as evidenced below:
Cake! Can't belive my baby girl blew out FIVE candles this year!
And, as per Maddie's one-year request, a pinata!!
I love how Sam is raising his sword in support of Princess Maddie in the background!
More pinata pics: