Kite Party for Lily

Our amazing daughter turned 8 last week. Wow, 8 seems so old.

We had a kite party. I needed a special picture to use for decorating the party wall, so I dressed her up and told her to jump on the trampoline for me. The pictures I got of her are just so Lily. 

10173606_10154052428570077_8827707805253756643_nLily throws her arms wide open and leaps into life with joy and abandon.

1625708_10154052428635077_5904043815114450502_nShe is not afraid of anything (except heights). She loves life and the great, beautiful adventure of it.

1001950_10154052428700077_4458683227579414645_nThat’s just Lily.

It was a perfect day for a kite party, thanks to Lily praying fervently every day that it would not rain! When we picked the date, rain was in the forecast. But it was a sunshiny, windy day. Thank you, Lord!

We kept it short and sweet. Musical Chairs, Pin the Tail on the Kite, cupcakes and snacks, then outside to a nearby field to fly kites.

10170944_10154052429035077_963807330002717095_nBaking cups and paper  tableware came from Pick Your Plum of course!

Kite cupcake toppers were made from scrapbook paper and floral wire. Time consuming? Yes! But I seriously love them!



Lily flying the kite was created from one of the trampoline pictures, printed as an 8×10 at Walgreens, using a 40% off coupon. 😉 

1965021_10154052428835077_4510974096563102929_nMaking a wish…I wonder what she was wishing for. Remember the wishes you had when you were 8 years old? I’m pretty sure I was wishing for a horse when I was 8. 😀

1966693_10154052429695077_6412931687874879240_nFor party favors, I filled treat bags with lemon candy and white cotton candy, tied them off with yellow twine, and attached a poem.

1509246_10154052429220077_2865066397377938991_nThe invitations were made by printing off a free printable from TatorTots & Jello and embellishing them a bit with ribbon and a whole punch. I used another Walgreens Photo coupon to print them off, and the price for these invites, including embellishments, came to about 36 cents each.

Photo Apr 03, 1 50 15 PMWe spent an hour flying kites.


1530475_10154052430965077_1119685025115610921_nLittle brother Max got his kite up higher than anybody else’s!

1972400_10154052430890077_4110052773922163781_nIt was a great day. Many memories were made and Lily had a blast, which made it pretty much perfect in my book.