On Saturday, May 12th - the day before Caroline's birthday, we celebrated her. We celebrated Beauty and the Beast style.
Caroline loves "Beauty". In March, I asked Caroline what kind of birthday cake she wanted. I showed her the Cinderella cake from last year and started listing lots of options - butterflies, Dora, etc. At first, she wanted Snow White, but less than a week later she told me she wanted a "Beauty cake". So that defined our theme for the day.
Here we have Lumiere and Cogsworth. Adam's mom put a lot of love into these guys. Aren't they cute?
And Mrs. Potts with Chip. And we also have the Beauty piggy bank from last year.
Caroline and I researched Beauty cakes. I wanted to do something different than a doll cake. I found one like this and Caroline loved it. So that's what I did.
We laid out the Slip 'n Slide, a baby pool and a fun sprinkler. Caroline enjoyed testing them before our guests arrived.
Lucy was not too sure about the pools. She was a trooper through the party. She decided she didn't want to take a nap that morning, which is a difficult decision for a 10 month old. Thankfully, there were lots of aunts and grandparents to entertain her.
Even Beauty herself showed up for Caroline's party (cousin Crystal).
Caroline loved hugging her friends and family this year.
We could not have asked for more perfect weather. It was such a great day celebrating our princess.