Celebrating Ebby Lee

This sweet girl turned 7 last Saturday!  I’m still in shock.  7 sounds SO old, right?

Ebby Lee loves all things art-so we decided a painting party was the perfect way to celebrate her.  We invited lots of her girl friends to Painting with a Twist on Sunday afternoon to join us!
We arrived a bit early to get the party area decorated just a bit.
Tab had a commitment right before the party so all three kids went to help me get set up.  I was shocked at how helpful they were!  These kids aren’t babies anymore. 
The boys came too!  With two birthdays back to back, they made a deal they’d both invite each other to their parties.  (Usually they prefer it to be all girl or all boy.)
 This is how the party got started…a bunch of cute little girls and Nix on stools in front of canvases with some flowers drawn on to make things a little easier.
The instructor was teaching them about different brushes.  Then he walked them through the painting…one step at a time.

When the paintings were finished, we removed all the easels and gave them free reign to paint on the table cloths.
 I thought we had it all under control and then this happened…

Oh my!!  Birthdays are for painting hands and then high fiving friends, right?  🙂
 We let the paintings dry, while we sang, “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed cupcakes and snacks.

 Birthday success 🙂
This group of girls is FUN!
Ebby Lee opened her presents.  These girls were all so sweet and “oohed” and “ahhed” over the goodies.  We played several rounds of Pictionary and then it was time to head home.  
The perfect way to celebrate our 7-year-old!!  She had a FABULOUS time celebrating with
her friends.

Ebby Lee’s Birthday Interview:

What is your favorite color?  Yellow
What is your favorite toy?  American Girl Dolls
What is your favorite fruit?  Strawberries
What is your favorite tv show?  Alvinn and the Chipmunks
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Cheeseburger
What’s your favorite outfit?  A pink one
What’s your favorite game? Candy Land
What’s your favorite snack?  Goldfish
What’s your favorite animal? Bunny
What’s your favorite song?  Shake it Off
What’s your favorite book?  Junie B. Jones
What’s your favorite cereal?  Lucky Charms
Who’s your best friend?  Kensington
What’s your favorite thing to do outside?  Ride my bike
What’s your favorite thing to drink?  Sprite
What’s your favorite holiday? Easter
What’s your favorite thing to take to bed with you?  Teddy Bear
What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Muffins
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Cheeseburger and fries
What do you want to be when you grow up? An author

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  1. 4.18.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Kensington had such a fun time painting at Ebby Lee's birthday! I was super impressed with their work! That party is going to be hard to top mama :). Thanks for including my sweet girl.

    • 4.18.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I'm so glad she had fun! 🙂

  2. 4.18.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    This is such a great birthday party idea!!! I went to my first paint party Friday night and it was a blast, so I can only imagine how much more fun it would be for 7 year olds!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    • 4.18.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Yes, they had a good time!

  3. 4.18.16
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    What a CUTE party!! And Ebby Lee looks so grown up in her pink dress!

    • 4.18.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I know. :(. 7 is old!!

  4. 4.18.16
    Kimm said:

    What a fun party!

  5. 4.18.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    What a fun party! And everybody did great on their paintings! I'm VERY impressed!!!!!

  6. 4.18.16
    R's Rue said:

    I love the birthday interview.

  7. 4.18.16
    Anonymous said:

    Aw! Presley has the best time celebrating your precious girl!! The party looks like so much fun!! Xo

  8. 4.18.16
    steph said:

    What a great idea for a party! I especially like the fact that the theme and activity is appealing to both boys and girls. What age do you think is appropriate for this type of party? If the kids are too young I wonder if following instructions and "stirring still" would be an issue. Your thoughts please?

  9. 4.18.16
    The Magnolia Mamas said:

    Such an adorable party idea! It's always tough finding unique party ideas and love this one for both boys and girls!

  10. 4.18.16
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    I love a painting party!! What fun – wish they had these when I was little!! Happy Birthday Ebby Lee!

  11. 4.18.16
    Scavenger Hunt Blog said:

    What a fun party!!! They did a great job. I love the interview. So fun.
    Have a great week!
    Lesley McFarland

  12. 4.18.16
    "The Mrs." said:

    What a fun party!!! I can't believe she is 7!!!

  13. 4.18.16
    Darcy said:

    What a fun idea for a party! Happy birthday to Ebby Lee. 🙂

  14. 4.18.16
    Megan said:

    what a fun party!!!

  15. 4.18.16
    Kristina @ Ms.Modify said:

    Happy birthday to your no longer baby girl!! What a fun party idea! I work with kids and it always blows my mind how creative they are!

    xo, Kristina

  16. 4.18.16
    Chasity @ Haute Mommy Blog said:

    Happy Happy Birthday Ebby Lee!
    Some of those paintings are actually really good! I've never done those paint places, but I don't think mine would turn out as well.


  17. 4.18.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Happy birthday to your sweet girl! And what a fun idea for a party!! Who doesn't love to paint?!

  18. 4.18.16
    Valerie Cox said:

    Happy Birthday, Ebby Lee! She looks just like you in the first picture…I had to do a double take! 🙂

  19. 4.18.16
    Elaine Welte said:

    I cannot believe she is 7! It feels like yesterday when I was monogramming all of the aprons for her 5th birthday! I hope she had a fabulous day!!!