HAPPY BIRTHDAY Emily & Sophie!
Emily’s Mum: Melissa Emily’s Dad: Scott
Sophie’s Mum: Lisa Sophie’s Dad: Scott Sophie’s Little Sister: Evie, 2
Theme: Cowgirls & Ponies
Photographer: Lisa Nolan
Best friends Sophie and Emily celebrate their birthday just a few weeks apart, so when it was time to start planning for a fourth birthday party their mums, Lisa and Melissa, decided that combining their special day was the perfect idea. “The both love horses, so we decided a pony party would be perfect,” Sophie’s mum, Lisa, explains. “They both love to dance, dressing up and playing with their vast collection of Lalaloopsys. Both girls are also keen gardeners and love to plant flowers in their fairy gardens.”
“This is such an amazing age,” says Emily’s mum, Melissa. “We are so enjoying the girls being four. They have so much fun together and they amaze us all the time with how much they know and the cute comments that they make.”
Lisa and Melissa worked together planning the party and decided to hold a party in the park. “We hired two ponies and the kids had great fun running wild,” Lisa says. “They ate cupcakes, chocolate haystacks, fruit and hot dogs and were able to ride the ponies for a few hours. It was just perfect.”
With matching dresses by Shelli Morse Designs, Emily and Sophie celebrated their birthday with close friends and family. “We made a number four pony cake but it was definitely the real life ponies that the girls were most impressed with,” laughs Melissa. “The ponies even had stars painted on them…super cute!”
How wonderful for two special friends to share a party. Thanks for sharing girls – I just love those cupcakes with the horses on the ‘grass’, and the divine necklaces with the pony image…so many sweet ideas.
CLEVER PARTY IDEAS FROM MELISSA & LISA:
All of Sophie and Emily’s friends were given cowgirl hats and scarves with matching pony brooches. The party bags had a cowgirl themed cookie, a cowgirl boot bracelet and a sheriff’s badge so they really took the party home with them.
PARTY TIPS FROM MELISSA & LISA:
Be organized and prepared for anything that might unexpectedly happen. Let the kids pick the theme and really roll with it – it’s so much fun!
MELISSA & LISA’S PARTY LIST:
Dresses and hair clips: www.shellimorsedesign.com