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Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Birthday Blog Party


Welcome to my Birthday Blog Party! I am starting my celebration early to fully enjoy my day. My actual birthday is May 29th but why not start early right? :)

When I think of birthdays past, they were always such exciting times for me. Many of my birthdays were celebrated with fun parties from my childhood to my young adult years. I loved all of those special parties and to this day, I still love it. Maybe this is where my love for event planning all started.

At my 3rd birthday, my parents gave me a big one. I don't really remember but the pictures are so cool. I had lots of kids there, a clown, a little merry-go-round ride and lots of games. I had a white little outfit on and was looking so cute for a Spring party.

Boy, I looked so happy! Also, I was brave not to be afraid of the clown, too.

My mom was holding me as I blew the candles out.

Another year, I had my first slumber party. That was so fun! I invited several friends and a cousin. It was so great to have my class mates at my home to celebrate with me. We had chili dogs which back then I loved. I am sure we played games and giggled late into the night. My mom was a great party planner so she made sure each party was fun and well planned. Thanks Mom!

Loved my ballerina cake as the girls sang "Happy Birthday" to me. Maybe that is why my fingers were in my ears? LOL!

Another big party I had was my "Sweet Sixteen."  I wish I had some of the pictures to share. They are at my moms. But I had a dance party.  I wore a light pink taffeda dress that flared as I spun around. My cousin and his friend were the djs and I still remember them playing that song "Atomic Dog!" Ha Ha Ha! We had so much fun getting our "boggie on." In fact, one of my friends was dancing so hard his pants busted! The party was so good he went home to change and came back and kept on dancing! Ha Ha Ha!

Last night I had this bright idea to do a blog party and thought it would be fun to celebrate with you-with my online community. Many of you have been great supporters of me and my crafts. Some of you are new acquaintances and some of you I have known for years. So I have to include you all in this moment of my life.

So today through Tuesday, celebrate with me! Then imagine playing games together, eating great food, lots of laughter and of course cake! This year, I am having Marie Callender's lemon cake pie! Yummy! I had some weeks ago and it is so delicious!!!

Can't have a party without a prize! So leave a comment about one of your favorite birthday memories by May 29th 11:00pm pst. I will randomly select one winner on Wednesday, May 30th

The prize is a free Starbucks gift card so you can treat yourself to a special pastry or coffee on me. Woo hoo!!!

Thanks for joining me and have a fun day!


  1. bow wow, yippee yo yippe yeah, bow wow yippe yo! that's "atomic Dog" right? too fun! That clown would have scared me to death, hee hee Happy Birthday, sweet online friend Kelly! I have had a ball following your blog since we "met" on Two Peas. My specific birthdays are all a blur but I do have photos from when I was little with cakes my mom had made. Now, I make all my boys' cakes and I feel so blessed to have the time do make them. They have fun choosing what the want and I enjoy making them...

  2. Very nice entry Honey, and very adorable pictures of you as a little girl. I am glad that I get to be the #1 guest at your birthday parties these days. Love your adoring husband, Ron.

  3. A birthday party blog!! How fun Kelly!! I don't remember any specific birthday's (well, I am almost 55 ya know!) but I do have pics of some birthday parties and we always wore hats! Pointed birthday hats.
    You do look a little frightened with that clown..don't want to get too close LOL. I wouldn't. I do want some of that lemon cake pie..I will have to try one of those :)
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!! I hope you have the wonderful day you deserve honey!

  4. Wow this is the most fun party I have been invited to in a long long time! Loving the decorations, and all the cute favors! I will have to come back about the birthday party as I never had tooo many with my birthday being 3 days before Christmas! But I sure am enjoying yours!!! Love the pics! I hope your birthday is very special Kelly and that all your wishers come true! Hugs to you GF!

  5. Such sweet memories you have of your grand birthdays. so special.
    I never did get a birthday party. But my mom would back us a cake for our special day. But it was one delicious cake :)
    I think this is why I made my girls birthday's so special for them.

  6. I wish you a wonderful Birthday! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Have a great day!

  7. Happy birthday a bit early! I only had one party when I was 9. There were like a gazillion girls and two boys who stayed far away from us, LOL.

  8. Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope you get spoiled :)

    Anytime I spend my birthday with my family is a good memory for me :)

    PS that cake looks REALLY yummy!

  9. Happy early Birthday Kelly! sounds like you had a lot of fun memories, more than me. But the best memory that I have is when I celebrated my 50th in Jamaica! yeah baby! We tried to do everything. we played tennis, went bike riding, went to church, went to a club, of course we got in the turquoise water, went on four tours ate, ate and ate, lol. The VERY sad thing is that I have NO idea where all of my pictures are. We were so lucky to still have them because I slipped and fell in the Dunns River Falls (or something like that) and my camera fell in the water. When we got home i took the chip in and we were still able to put the pics on a cd. We saw the pictures only one time, never to be seen again : (
    Anyway, we had a GREAT time, and I'm sure that one day those pics will appear just as mysteriously as they disappeared.

  10. Kelly, Hope you had a happy birthday, great to see your childhood photographs, the cake looks delicious! Blessings, Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

  11. Kelly, Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories. They made me smile. I remember my 13th birthday party. My mother made me wear a pretty purple and white dress since I was the hostess. I smile now since I love to plan parties, but I was the only one dressed-up. This was the party were the boys stay on the front porch and the girls stayed in doors until my mother encouraged us to interact. A few years later she was doing just the opposite:) I hope this year presence another memorable birthday celebration for you.

  12. Thanks For The Invite To The Party Down Memory Lane!!! It's Wonderful Life!!! Happy Birthday Sis!!! :) #VickiCrew @msfaithindy

  13. TFS! I love how you captured your fondest birthday parties and the birthday blog is a great idea! My favorite birthday memory is a tie with 40 & 50, but I will select 50 since it was a Scrapbooking Party.

  14. Happy Birthday, Kelly!!! I'm glad to be at the party!!! I just grooved to "Atomic Dog" myself... never gets old!

    My fave birthday memory, eh? There are a LOT of them, but I'll go with the most epic: My first annual 29th birthday party (where really I turned 22!)... Hundreds of friends, we hired my 5 fave LA bands to play (Black Party Politics, Multitude of Girls, Jussie Smollett, JJ & The Spectacular and Vintage Trouble), my fave djs were on the 1-2s, we had an open bar and even a food truck! I've repeated the extravaganza since, but that first year was incredible!!!

    I hope your day is wonderful! Enjoy your well-earned dessert!!! XO

  15. Happy Birthday Kelly! Thanks for the invite to your blog party. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your day! Your cake looks delicious. Look forward to your future postings!

  16. Hope you had a Blessed & Happy Birthday! Love those photos. :)

  17. what a fun post, Kelly!!! :) Hoping your birthday was wonderful and that this is your best year yet!!

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