My first idea was to have her party outside at a small park near our house. I thought that way if there are any spills or cake messes, it's easy to clean it up. I also thought that more people could spread out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we have been having lately. I was also thinking about the kids. I know that their attention spans are rather short, and if they have playground equipment to keep them occupied, then it would just make keeping them entertained a little bit
Here is a balloon with the little girl monkey that I looked at to make the cake.
So I got the RSVPs from most people and had an idea of how many people were coming, and decided to make 3 round single layer cakes. I then looked at the picture and cut them to look like the shape of the monkey's head. I used chocolate frosting to help keep the pieces together and frosted the rest of the cake. I also made several flower shaped sugar cookies to look like there was a flower in the monkey's hair. It turned out even cuter than I had expected!!!
The cake table.
Little Girl Monkey Cake
I made this myself.
It was super fun!!!
Cupcakes and Cookies galore!!!
Jaycee's little baby cake.
Getting Jaycee ready to eat cake.
We used a plastic sack to cover her shirt, but it was useless.
Travis & Meagan Wells
Troy & Gavin Bruns
Chris, Jenn, & Corbin Williams
Gavin & Brenton
These are two of Jaycee's friends. She is going to learn how to be tough around these boys.
Kyle, Amy, & Jendie Stevens
Janel & Karen
Foster & Parker
My mom & dad, nephew Everett, & sister-in-law Casey.
I was so happy they could come. They were in town from the Chicago area.
Tom's sister, neice, brother-in-law, and mom.
She took her time eating her cake. I really think she was confused because we don't let her just go to town and smash her hands into her food like that. But you gotta have a little fun with it though!!!
Tom's dad is trying to get her attention.
I think she is too preoccupied with that yummy cake.
Here's what was left of the cake after she was done with it.
It's time to clean up and open presents. Yay!!!
I think she wanted to keep working on that yummy cake!!!
Tom did a good job of decorating
Jaycee had some time to play with her cousin Everett who lives too far away.
They are only about 2 months apart in age.
I mdae these myself.
I think that little monkey is so cute!!!
So many of Jaycee's friends and family came to wish her a happy birthday.
I was completely overwhelmed by how many people love her. She is such a blessing!!!
We had a blast!!! I can't wait to see what exciting things we will see from Jaycee this next year.