I love having a daughter. Don't get me wrong, having a son is also my favorite... but there is something I just get about girls... probably because I am one. You know?
I always laugh at how Joe's birthday comes around and he cares a lot more about the food and gifts than he does about how they are all presented... but Ava lets me know that she cares just as much about how it's all presented. I love that. She is totally my kid in that way.
She wanted a naked lemon cake topped with a flower so I did that, and bought gobs of fresh flowers for the tabletop that I placed into blue mason jars. It all delighted her. Which delighted me.
Here are some party decor pictures for your enjoyment... well they're really for our enjoyment, but you can enjoy them too since you're here and all. (grin) Sources at the bottom!
straws, napkins, gift bag and tissue paper- Target
Flowers (mums, peach roses, pink carnations and eucalyptus)- grocery store
Vintage Mason jars-sourced locally
Pink Lemonade- Trader Joes
Cake details- box lemon cake + store-bought frosting + fake peony flower topper (JoAnns)
Cake baked in two 6" cake pans (JoAnns)
Cake Stand- Marshall's
Wood slice- Michaels