I’ve posted some of the crafts I made for my girls’ 4th birthday, but I wanted a post with everything together, plus share some pictures from the day. For our celebration, we just had a handful of close friends over to our tiny house and had a bbq.
My girls were born in the Year of the Pig (2007) and I’d always wanted to give them a pig party before the days of princess and fairy parties take over. I made this pig graphic inspired by their favorite stuffed friends.
I had tons of fun making this birthday wreath to greet our friends at the door.
I told the girls I was going to make them a piggy shirt but didn’t get the chance, so I was going to nix the idea. But the night before, I couldn’t resist and made them super quick!
I thought it would be fun for the bigger kids (does that include my girls??!!) to make something, so I set up a little table to make a pig mask. I got the idea from DLTK Kids.
Yes I know they didn’t turn out like pigs or anything remotely like the original idea! Ironically, some looked like wolves. That’s what you get when you see the idea a month before the party and forget to look at it and wing it by memory at the last minute. But even with my sorry directions, the kids did a great job.
The cakes and birthday banner.
I recently found this springy vintage scarf and used it as a table overlay.
We got the cakes from a local bakery. The girls each got their own little cake, which were white cake with raspberry filling and white chocolate ganache on top. The big cake was a “black and white” cake with a layer of white cake and a layer of chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream in the middle and dark chocolate ganache on top. The chocolate ganache topping was sooooo goooood.
But we ended up singing and cutting the cake in the living room so everyone could get a good view of the birthday girls, and because we keep it real with a tv in the background.
And if I had remembered to pass out our crayon favors at the end of the party, the display by the door would have looked something like this. D’oh! That just means that everyone will be getting a little package with their thank you notes.
I realized I did not get a good picture of the girls’ outfits actually on them, until everyone left.
Sarah, happily covered with ketchup, pink paint and cake frosting. Being 4 is so much fun.
Sophie, no explanation necessary. I felt the same way.
My dear sweet little piggies, I hope you had a fun day.