It's Sage's birthday today. My baby girl is four!! I can't believe it... where has the time gone?
We actually had her party on Wednesday, because it was early closing, which worked so much better for her friends who are in school full time.
We went with a butterfly theme. Sage and I worked hard on cutting out a lot of butterflies from my scraps of patterned paper...
and decorated the house with them. Hanging them from the chandeliers...
using wooden skewers to display them in my hurricane lanterns...
and outside to welcome guests at the front door.
We made a butterfly cake.
Here are some shots with Sage and her guests.
(This is Sage's babysitter, Carley, who was so kind to come for cake and ice cream!!)
As part of their treat bags, we gave butterfly wings to each female guest (the young boys got bee wings and the older ones got pirate swords (yeah, at that point, the theme fell apart a little. ;) ))
After the other guests left, then our friend Lauren read one of the books that Sage received as a gift to my kids.
One last shot of the birthday girl in her jammies before bed. (The chipmunk-- a Webkinz :)-- was a gift from Lauren.)
And now it's done.
*Insert sigh of relief here. ;)