July 13, 2008

Aubrey's First
















Here are the many pictures of the much anticipated "water" themed party we threw in honor of Aubrey. It turned out really cute. For dinner we had ham and cheese sandwiches, fruit in a whale watermelon, and veggies for the kids. The adults had homemade fish sticks and Cuban sandwiches. Spencer, made his famous lemonade slushy drink for all. Dessert was homemade cake and homemade ice cream. One cake was for Lauren, Aubrey's cousin, who also is celebrating a birthday soon. She requested a strawberry cake with white frosting. Aubrey's cake was a small sand bucket cake. Both tasted yummy. I didn't do any major decorations because of time but the kids still had fun.

After dinner the kids got into swimsuits and played in Grandma's alligator wading pool and danced around our new octopus sprinkler. Some of the kids participated in the potato sack races which were so funny to watch.

We had a great time. Here are the pictures.















The yummy food and whale watermelon my mother carved for the party.















Cuban sandwiches and homemade fish sticks. Both, were scrumptious.















The gelatin fish bowl. I won't be trying this one again. The gummy fish got really gross after absorbing the moisture from the gelatin.















The real goldfish the kids got to take home with fish food.















The birthday girl livin' it up in the water.






















Lauren, Nora, and Annie with the strawberry cake which might be my best tasting cake yet.






Aubrey with her birthday cake eating it like a champ.

13 comments:

The White Clan said...

Very cute, You are so creative, and I might have to steal some of your ideas, if you don't mind!

100 Percent Cottam said...

you are AMAZING! it turned out beautifully!

Sleepless In St. George said...

Happy birthday cute girl....love the whole theme and the decorations!

Jadi said...

What a perfect party for a one year old! It looked like she enjoyed it. The cakes were cute and I loved the whale watermelon idea. So cute!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey! Everything looked so cute- good job! Loved the pics of Aubrey eating her cake!

Lisa said...

I always want to reach into your pictures and eat all the yummy food you make.

What a memorable day! So cute.

Darleen said...

I love the theme Marleen! Such a cute idea. Those cakes look mouth watering. Did the kids have fun with the octopus?? Wish I was there.

Anonymous said...

Marleen,
you so need to move to colorado, so that I can use you when I do events. This party was very clever. So I hope you will use your creativity and think more about my "thanksgiving craft" that we talked about. I am so impressed with your skills. If you lived in town, I would hire you to do sara's party in november.
hugs
katie
yes, marleen you actually got me sit down and respond to a blog.
loved seeing the pictures, I will email pics of some of my home decorations and ideas for my thanksgiving thing later...
katie

Julie said...

You never cease to amaze me! As Always, Fabulous! And the children, are of course, adorable. Great Job!

RobandMercedi said...

You are so creative! I'm want to hire you to do Mannix's first birthday! I know it's amost a year away, but this way you can start thinking of a theme. The photos are awesome. What a cute birthday girl!

Danalin said...

You know how to throw a serious party...super fun, but also really cool and classy. I love the pictures. And this is random, but can you give me a little bit of info. on Aubrey's high chair? I'm in the market...

Mandy said...

you totally rock at throwing parties no matter what the theme. :) looks like alot of fun and the food looked so yummy.

Darren and Nikki said...

Marleen- I might need that strawberry cake recipe and the slushy lemonade drink. The cake looks beautiful!!!
Nikki