Saturday, June 6, 2015

In Which We Celebrate a Special Birthday...

Birthday dressing and hair styling by Nancy... 

...And so sweet Miss Rebekah celebrated her sixth birthday amidst lovely gifts, dear people, pretty decor, flouncy princess dresses and delicious party food...

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Thank you, dear friends, for the gracious birthday wishes for my precious little sister, Rebekah!
She had a very special sixth birthday, and certainly one she will remember for many years to come...

Mommy wuth her precious little girl...

For weeks before her birthday, Rebekah asked for a princess party and a castle cake...
Nancy found a wonderful idea for the cake, and I baked it on Wednesday morning so that we could decorate it that evening when the girls were snuggled up in bed...

Big sister...little sister ~ Rebekah and I...

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It is a much loved tradition in our home that the birthday girl goes to be bed without catching a glimpse of what we are working on, and awakes the next morning to the wonderful surprise of her special birthday cake...
 

This time Nancy and I worked together to decorate her castle cake as it was a bit more intense and time-consuming than either of us had anticipated!
We had a lovely evening laughing and working on the cake together...  I also baked a few of the eats for the next day whilst we were in the kitchen.


We ended up finishing at 11pm, and just in case you are wondering, cake decorating is our forte and my mother has happily passed this job on to her older daughters who thoroughly enjoy the creative process...:)


We decided to colour the castle pink, with pretty flowers arranged on the light green grass...  
We used plastic icing for the outside of the cake, and a buttercream icing to join the two layers of rose-flavoured sponge cake together...

 

Mother-of-pearl food colouring was used for the turrets and to dust the steps leading to the castle...
Silver balls lined the pathway and added charm to the castle itself...I also cut out little dark pink windows and a big double door from plastic icing...

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We decided to do a very small party, only inviting one other family who have three girls, two of which are close in age to my younger sisters...

Nancy organised paper crowns for them to decorate...

Busy little hands...



...And I baked star shaped biscuits with Sofia and Rebekah for each little lady to decorate...
I made light pink and purple royal icing for them to use, and placed each biscuit on a popsicle stick before baking...
 


Then we enjoyed the delightful party!

Princess Sofia...

 Princess Gabrielle...

Simple crown shaped sandwiches...mini homemade chicken pies...devilled eggs and fresh juice were the simple refreshments, and of course there was cake!  


 Nancy decorated the living room so beautifully.  She hung a princess mosquito net up and strung pretty bunting across the room...the table was simply decorated, but the elegant touches she added were perfect!
Oh, and don't forget pink party balloons...




We played music from the new Cinderella soundtrack for all our princesses to enjoy, and much chatting and laughing could be heard from our home on Wednesday afternoon!


Once the guests had left, the girls and I ran around to tidy up and start supper which was homemade pizza, as requested by Rebekah...


After our lovely dinner, we cuddled up on the couch to look at photographs of Rebekah as a baby, and you can see many of them on my posts under the label 'Rebekah'...
Rebekah was the first baby to appear on my blog, and I have journaled her life from infant till now - it is very special to go back and see how she has grown!

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Thank you for visiting me today, sweet readers!
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of this special birthday celebration...

The sun continues to shine after a week of heavy rains and stormy weather, so I hope to take photographs of all my recent projects to share in the upcoming week!

Have a blessed Saturday!


~  Our bodies are made of clay, yet we have the treasure of the Good News in them.  This shows that the superior power of this treasure belongs to God and doesn't come from us.  2 Corinthians 4:7 ~

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16 comments:

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful Birthday Party! Thanks for sharing, New Follower!
Hugs,
Jody

Mildred said...

You and Nancy did a superb job on the cake, eats and decorations. It, indeed, looks like a birthday for a princess! Your Mom is beautiful and I can see that you and your sisters favor her. Thank you for sharing these fun birthday pictures. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

Libby said...

This was so sweet, Kelly-Anne! You and your sisters put a lot of effort into Rebekah's party and birthday celebrations- I'm sure she felt extra special and loved!! All the food and little details were so lovely- you need to come over here and help me put on a party!! You are such a sweet big sister to all those sweet girlies!! And I'm sure they are very thankful for you :)

Hoping you have a lovely and blessed weekend!! Sending you hugs and blessings <3

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Kelly-Anne! What a precious princess party. I am amazed at your beautiful cake. You did a fabulous job! I am sure Rebekah felt just like a princess. She is absolutely adorable. The foods look so delicious as well. I wanted to thank you for stopping by yesterday and playing my silly trivia game. I haven't responded to any comments yet, but I will. I pray you have a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to seeing your projects. Oh...I almost forgot to tell you that I just love the new top you shared yesterday. It is just lovely! You are such a talented young lady.

Hugs, Vicky

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

What a sweet birthday party for a sweet young lady!! I love the cake! It is beautiful!! I like how you cut the bread to look like a crown. Happy Birthday sweet Rebekah! Have a blessed week Kelly-Anne. Your sister is blessed to have you. Hugs!

Heidi said...

SO incredible and how special!!! :) Thank you so much for sharing.... And I can tell it was all a wonderful blessing for one very sweet little girl!

(Happy Rebekah! ;))

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kelly-Anne, what a beautiful post today, and what a wonderful and precious gift you've given sweet Rebekah and her friends! I loved seeing all the photos and reading about your preparations. Bless you and Nancy for all the work you did to honor your precious sister. I loved seeing the photo of your mom too! The cake is amazing!! Wow! And how sweet that the princess theme was celebrated with her friends' making crowns! What a precious family and lovely/godly women!! Praise God, sweet friend! May God continue to use you to glorify Him in all you do and say! Hugs!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What an incredibly beautiful birthday celebration for Rebekah! The cake was amazing, and all the special touches for her special day were just amazing! Such love and joy is found throughout this post, and I loved seeing the pictures of you sisters and your mother with Miss Rebekah. You and your sister Nancy are quite talented as that birthday castle cake is spectacular! Beautiful photos too... really enjoyed this lovely post :)

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Rebeckah! You all have made such a lovely fuss of this precious little princess! The birthday cake and party food look amazing and delicious. A special day indeed xx

Beverley Matthee said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful occasion! It looked like the girls had such a fun party <3 xxx

Emma, Plain and Tall said...

How sweet. :-) Oh my goodness, that cake is AMAZING! And everything else looks so darling. What a fun party you must have had! I'm glad Rebekah had such a special birthday. :-)

Amy said...

Awe... what a fun princess party! How very precious that you made extra special for your sister. What treasures and memories you all have created.
Love it!

I didn't have sisters, so to see what you did was just amazing. That cake is... wow! All the extras just made it even more...wow!

Just Wow, Kelly-Anne!

I always wanted to say, I love your top that you made in the post below. Nice colors. I wish I could sew like that. I don't really enjoy the whole sewing thing, maybe one day when I am not so busy chasing my boys around the house.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Amy

magnoliasntea said...

What a lovely princess party! Love the gorgeous castle cake and all the details.
What memories you all made for your sweet sister. And I'm glad you got lots of pictures so nothing will be forgotten. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, I am swooning right now! You out on the most delightful Princess party that I have ever seen! I bet all of the girls {young and old} felt like a Princess. You and Nancy did a phenomenal job and I am so glad you shared the party with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs to you!

Linda Walker said...

Kelly-Anne,
A party fit for a special little princess! She is adorable! So lucky are you both to have each other. My youngest is quite a bit younger than my older two daughters so your post reminded me of parties that my younger daughter had as a child. Big sisters helping out, making it more fun!
I enjoyed this post and that cake is amazing!
Linda
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Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a lovely princess party with all that goes with it. Beautiful cake, a work of art. What a very sweet birthday girl. ~ Abby