Our sweet baby girl turned THREE on February 3 (her golden birthday)!
We celebrated with a birthday donut the morning of the big day.
She also had a little party at school, complete with cupcakes and an adorable crown.
And Ava got to open a few presents that night, including the Elsa costume she has wanted ever since seeing the movie.
But we saved the big celebration for the weekend. Our family came in town, and Ava opened their gifts before we headed to her party.
Bunny made her what has affectionately been named the "disco cape" :). Ava loves it!
She got another beautiful Frozen costume from Grampsie and Nana, but Ava would have been happy with just the singing kitten card.
Then it was time for the big event.
Since we invited her entire class this year (plus friends…19 kids total!), we opted to not have the party at our house. And it was so wonderful...I don't think there is any going back. It's pretty nice when all you have to do is order the invitation…
Bake and Play took care of all the other details, and they made the whole process so easy. We showed up the day of the party, and everything was ready to go.
Her friends and cousins had so much fun in the big playroom.
It was a little bit nutty in there. My Dad's face says it all :).
Ava had so much fun celebrating with all the family in attendance as well (sorry I didn't manage to get a photo of Grammie).
A bunch of our sweet friends joined the fun as well.
After play time, it was time for the kids to put on their aprons and decorate chef hats.
And for the main event…cake decorating (and eating)!
It's safe to say that Ava had a blast.
And I loved that I wasn't up until the wee hours of the night the entire week before her party cleaning our house, cooking, and making Pinterest-inspired crafts. Worth. Every. Penny.