Happy Monday everyone!! It is SOOOOOOOOOO hot here today!! Downtown Los Angeles hit a record high of 113 degrees today. Yes, you read that right. 113 degrees!!! Thankfully, it was only about 102 degrees where we are. What happened to fall? Apparently we are getting our summer in September this year.
So we picked a doozy of a weekend to have Kayla's 7th birthday party. Outside. All of it was going to be setup outside but we have to rearrange things a bit. We did have a jumper/slide in the backyard and I swear it was about 20 degrees hotter inside that thing, but the kids didn't care. Lots of sweaty heads and red faces, but everyone had fun regardless. This year we had an ice cream social for her party. So no cake...but we did have a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar. The kids (and adults )loved it! Here are some details. My daughter picked purple and blue as her 'theme' and I tried to go with that.
Tissue paper pompoms. I found the directions on the Martha Stewart website, soooo easy to make!
Rice Krispy pops for party favors. We made ice cream cone tags and Kayla wrote all the guests's names on the tags.
Here's the birthday girl. Don't you like how her outfit is color coordinated with her 'theme'? She did that, no suggestion from me! Really!
We had a bounce house/jumper in the backyard and an ice cream cone pinata!!
And we cooled the kids off with a make your own ice cream sundae bar. Yum!! There was some serious sundae making going on. And some kids just LOVED the whipped cream and I swear ended up with a huge bowl of just whipped cream.
LOOK at her face!!! She was SO hot and sweaty and red-faced. And if you've ever wondered what I look like after a long run...that's it!!! Both my poor kids inherited my 'red-faced' gene. There is a reason my soccer playing nickname was tomato!
It was a great group of friends and we all had a ball celebrating. Tomorrow is her real birthday and we plan on celebrating with vanilla cake and chocolate frosting and whatever she wants for dinner. I hope you are all staying COOL!!! Thanks for stopping by!