Saturday, September 16, 2017

AA's Birthday Party 09/16/17

We hosted AA's 11th Birthday party at the River House on her Forever Family Day - Gotcha Day! We went to P.F. Chang the day before since she was still out of school due to Hurricane Irma.
I made Nana's Chocolate Sheet Cake and Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (added a 1/4 C. of cream cheese and 1/4 C. of Crisco shortening). We enjoyed eight Aron's Pizzas and Stone Cold Creamery's catering - Build your own Sundaes!

Gift bags included an ice cream theme pencil and eraser plus a small bag of sprinkles:
Decorations and pizza table:
Cupcakes and chocolate sheet cake:
Waiting for the ice cream line to begin with waffle bowls! So many toppings! Crushed Oreo cookies, M&M's, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, butterscotch chips, gummy bears, sprinkles, cherries, chocolate and caramel sauces and whipped cream. They brought three ice cream flavors plus a quart of mint chocolate chip just for AA. The caterer, Zack also gave a small gift card to AA as a gift, so sweet (even though we of course paid for it in the end).
Playing outside before eating - friends twins Tyler and Dylan with younger brother, Abbey, Connor and sister Courtney, Jane and brother Dax, Faith, Noah, Owen and sister Gillian:
Inside family photo (JK, Kilee and Christa couldn't come), not sure where Carolyn was as she helped me set up the party!
AA requested donated dog food for the local Clay County shelter, so far we have 188 pounds of food:
Back of truck, ready to be delivered:
Our neighbor Nancy Whiteley donated money for dog food. Thank you to all who donated! Last year, blog post here, she asked for the same in lieu of gifts and collected 150+ pounds.

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