Mo’s Peter Pan Birthday Extravaganza!

a14Before I start, I want to make it abundantly clear that a Peter Pan birthday party was Mo’s idea.

Ok, developing into a full-blown costume party may be partly my fault. However, some of the credit lies with my sisters and parents because they jumped right in with costumes and pirate ships and pixie dust.

The result was fantastic! And Mo had a ridiculous amount of fun.a18

Mo spent the morning at the zoo with her Nanas and Papas and her Daddy (“Many Nanas! Many Papas!!”). We figured that with an adult to kid ratio of 5:1 she’d probably be just fine… The only question: whose hands would she hold?a2 a3 a4 a1

Then she came home for her nap, and we decorated while she was sleeping. Here’s the cast of characters:

Tinker Bell: Mo (of course!)a8
Terrence (Tinker Bell’s kind of, sort of boyfriend): Uncle Tima10
Peter Pan: Auntie Corey
Captain Hook: Andy (aka Daddy)

Smee: Papa Paul (This is Mo re-animating a deceseased Smee with pixie dust)a12

And everyone else who walked in the door had to choose a side, Pirate or Lost Boy!a13

Jessie made this fantastic pirate ship:a21 a27

Corey decorated Mo’s amazing cake complete with volcano, beach and palm trees! (Did you know you can order an undecorated cake from Costco? Done and done!)a22 a24 a23

There was a Lost Boy’s fort in the playroom:a25

We invited friends and family, and so many people came to show their love for our Mo-Bug.DSC_9676


And that’s the best part, ya know? The party stayed about her. While theme parties can get out of control and quickly become about the people throwing the party instead of the birthday girl, somehow her party stayed all about our little Tinker Bell. She spent the day doing things she loves. a20 a31 a28 She is still talking about it.

Mommy! Remember, Daddy was Captain Hook!

Uncle Tim, you were Terrence at my birthday party!

Somehow, with all those people, she was still the center. Mo was the little fairy bringing us all together with smiles, giggles and pixie dust.

Happy Third Birthday, my beautiful, funny, creative girl.

P.S. Note for Corey (aka Peter Pan): Mo still has Pixie Dust (aka glitter) on her scalp. I’m convinced it’ll still be there for her 4th birthday party.

P.P.S. I’m really bad at choosing photos, so here’s some more…
Photo credit to Mom on a lot of these!

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DSC_9736P.P.P.S. I love my family. Every single one of them.

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2 Responses to Mo’s Peter Pan Birthday Extravaganza!

  1. Marie says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! Perfection. 🙂

  2. Margaret says:

    Loved, loved, loved this – all of it! So many smiles – and still they carry on!

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