Which was really nice. Just a simple party at home. With lots of cousins, grandparents, a few aunts and an uncle, and her godmother.
But what she really wanted, was a birthday party with friends at the "puppet show". A friend from school had her party there several months ago. And it was all Erin talked about for the longest time.
So last Saturday we invited a group of school and play group friends to the local puppet theater. An amazing place really that does really great parties :) It's been around since I was a little girl. I remember going there for field trips with the girl scout troop. And then later taking preschool students there on field trips. And now my little girl wanted a party there.
Evan really loved the hand puppets! And he put on a little show for Erin while we waited for guests to arrive.
These puppets are created by the owners. And I have to admit that I remember a few of them from when I was younger. They have really stood the test of time.
This bear one creeped me out a little at first. But looking back at the photos, he kind of won me over :)
Doug working his magic on stage. And let me just say, Doug is a riot! He has worked with some amazing artists and talent. And he really has a lot of stories to tell!
The birthday girl was given the choice of posing and holding one of the puppets. She chose the little girl mouse.
She really had a great time!
Even Evan had to admit it was fun. Although at first he thought it was going to be babyish. I caught him laughing and smiling a few times.
We had a Strawberry Shortcake cake, but Doug had a special surprise for Erin. A "Charlie the puppet" cupcake just for Erin.
It seriously was not my first choice as a venue for a birthday party. But I have to say, she had a blast and so did everyone else. Even the adults were saying how much fun it was. I would definitely recommend it to anyone :)
And Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!