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The night of her second birthday, Madison stayed up late swimming in the sea of cotton sheets in our bed while a Disney princess movie dimly lit the room.  Eventually the partially clothed mice and singing bluebirds became her lullaby encouraging her eyes to close just before the hands of the clock displayed her actual time of birth from just two short years ago.  Being a princess is exhausting... an epiphany she would have herself the following day at her Snow White themed party.


With invitations received a week prior exclaiming "Mirror, Mirror on the wall / Come celebrate and have a ball" the guests arrived and were greeted by a handcrafted sign emulating the dwarf's handiwork pointing them towards the backyard.  My parents were generous in allowing Allison and me to turn the wooded lot behind their house into an enchanted forest.  Clear balloons tied to fishing line held in the ground by golf tees occupied space between trees while a bubble machine hid among the foliage giving the illusion of a magical, bubble filled forest.

The menu was light since the party began at 3pm.  There was a cake, of course, and chopped fruit compiled of strawberries, pineapple and blueberries (Madison's favorite plus the three coordinated with the red/yellow/blue color scheme provided by Snow White's threads).  There were platters of small sandwiches and a large bowl of chips. 

Allison hulled out apples to fill with vanilla ice cream sprinkling a dash of cinnamon on top. Homemade caramel apples sat wrapped individually in plastic and tied with ribbon. Apple Juice, Sweet Tea and water were available for whistle wetting.

As every once upon a time eventually leads to a happily ever after, the party began and ended in what seemed like the blink of an eye... the same speed of time in which our baby girl somehow morphed into a toddler.  A little girl whom is the fairest of them all, an opinion shared by myself and her mother and perhaps a mirror somewhere on a wall.

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  1. Happy 2nd birthday to Madison. You guys certainly were creative with the decor and bubbles! Love the cored-out apples to hold ice cream!

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    1. Thanks! Those ice cream apples were delicious.

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  2. How did you create the gold photo prop

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    1. Hey, Moniqus! We purchased that frame from a local craft store and spray painted it gold. At her party, we actually had a few other props and used it to take pictures with... kind of like an impromptu photo booth.

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