Friday, February 18, 2011

The Flower Party

Last Friday I hosted a Flower Party. {NO, it wasn't a hippie party!} 

It was a special party at which I asked four of my little friends to be my flower girls. I set the table with all manner of flowery decorations and, seeing how the party was due in part {more accurately, completely} to Christopher, a picture of us as the centerpiece. 

Molly, Keturah, Anna and Jillian arrived precisely at 3 o'clock and calmly and quietly sat down at the table. They calmly and quietly painted their flowerpots.
They calmly and quietly held up the finished pots for pictures.

They got a little more excited once I brought out the supplies for part 2 of our party. We filled plastic cups with chocolate cake, put green Cool Whip on top for grass, and little candies for seeds and bugs. Molly was especially interested in eating the food as we went along. All I have to say to that is she's related to me so of course she'd want to eat, bless her little heart.

As our final craft, we made little butterflies to stick into our flowerpot cakes. I was slightly proud of mine, hence the below picture. 

Once I announced the real reason for the flower party {they thought it was just a regular ol' party but oh no, it was much more}, the EXCITEMENT LEVEL! IT SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF! They ALWAYS WANTED to be flower girls! Can they THROW PETALS? Can they HOLD MY DRESS? Can they see the, what's-he-called? Um, um, the GROOM! THE GROOM! CHRISTOPHER! Is he going to be there too? How will they know WHO TO LOOK AT when everybody's taking pictures? Should they PRACTICE??

Apparently "practice" meant chasing each other up and down the hallway and around the living room waving fake flowers in the air as they went. They also used a bear by the name of Bedford, pictured below on the left, as a substitute groom/ring bearer/thing to be kissed, hugged, and thrown around with enthusiasm. "I LOVE this bear! What's his name? Where did you get him? Can he COME TO THE WEDDING TOO?" 

I showed them the formation they'll be standing in and they practiced walking for a good 10 times JUST TO BE SURE they had it right. "But what if we grow and our SIZES ARE DIFFERENT? How will we know HOW TO STAND if I'm taller than her now but she's taller than me then? WILL YOU TELL US?"

By the time the party ended, I had four little girls who were SO EXCITED AND JUST CAN'T WAIT TO THROW PETALS!! And, according to Anna, "have CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES at the wedding."

Because all good weddings have chocolate covered strawberries.


Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

What a sweet, sweet idea! I LOVE IT! :-)

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Laura Darling said...

I have to say, I'm with Anna.

Chocolate covered strawberries all the way.

Oma said...

Chocolate covered strawberries are never a bad idea.