Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a great week!

In typical Friday fashion, I’m joining Andrea and Narci, to share my FAVORITES!

This week I’m sharing a FAVORITE night from the week.  Last night Marla hosted a little birthday bash for me.  She is the hostess with the mostest and always has the cutest parties.  This one did not disappoint.  She invited the Shull family over along with our crew for a little celebration.

This was the front door when we arrived.  🙂  The theme was a donut pajama after dinner dessert party.  The sign said, “Donut Miss This Party”.  #seewhatshedidthere

The boys (Nixon and Smith) had a last minute football game so I dropped these cuties off and then went to watch the game before coming back to PARTY!  (Because of the football game the majority of us aren’t in our pajamas.)

The view when I walked in!

 Check out Marla’s cute table!  It was adorable!  Ebby Lee couldn’t keep her eyes off it for one second.  ha!

And the table was decorated so cute as well…those donut pinatas were my favorite!

 We feasted on glazed donuts, powdered donuts, and Fruit Loops.  She served milk, orange juice, and coffee.  It was the perfect after dinner (and football game) fare!

 I posed with my birthday candle (and two little cuties). 🙂

 Britt had no clue what was happening.  Haha!  Check out her FACE and she pulled her headband off right before the picture so she’s got wild woman hair!  She kind of has wild woman hair in all the pictures.  I should have tamed that mane, but we were too busy partying to notice hair.

 Four girls dancing to “Happy Birthday to You”…well, one girl was looking confused but the other three were dancing.

Making a wish!  And Britt was cheering me on.

Marla had the cutest craft.  All the kiddos decorated a pillowcase and went home with a new pillow/pillowcase.  And at this point I celebrated five out of seven kiddos simply looking at the camera.  #winning  Wild woman in front pulled her bow off again.  #shesfastandshesnotlooking

The cute invitation!…Tab was out of town on a work trip so he missed the memo about “DONUT” missing the party.

And a huge THANK YOU to Marla for throwing such a cute party and making my birthday so special!  XOXO

Hope you girls have the BEST weekend!  

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  1. 8.4.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    What a cute party idea! May have to steal that for the twin's birthday next year. Hope you had a great day, girl!

  2. 8.4.17
    Good Better Best Food said:

    Happy birthday ! And this is such a great idea for a part I may just have to steal it! 🙂

    Have the Best weekend!


  3. 8.4.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I want to attend all of Marla's parties from now on :).

  4. 8.4.17
    Christy said:

    So cute! Love all the little details. I would LOVE to know where she got all the donut suppose.

    • 8.4.17
      Marla Slaughter said:

      Hi Christy! I love decorating for parties!I found most of it at Hobby Lobby!

  5. 8.4.17
    Bethany said:

    What sweet friends!? I love this! Happy belated Birthday!

  6. 8.4.17
    Mallory said:

    So cute and fun!! But where was Ashby?

  7. 8.4.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Marla is THE BEST! Happy Birthday, friend!!!!! xoxo

  8. 8.4.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    What a blessing to have such a fantastic mother in law! Happy birthday!

  9. 8.4.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    That is the cutest party ever! How sweet of your mother-in-law and she invited friends. What fun! Happy Birthday, enjoy your weekend! xoxo ERIN

  10. 8.4.17
    Laura @ Laura Likes Design said:

    This is such a cute theme for a birthday party!

    Thanks so much for hosting the linkup!

  11. 8.4.17
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Ashby was at her grandma's house. They had that scheduled months ago, but we missed her!

  12. 8.4.17
    Anonymous said:

    Aw!!! What a sweet party!! Way to go Marla!!

  13. 8.4.17
    Days of a Wife said:

    Wow! That is such a cool party theme idea! I love all the food choices!

  14. 8.4.17
    Four Points Mom said:

    I love the idea to just throw a fun small party for your girlfriends and kids. Too often we try to arrange a night out or big party and it's just a bit overwhelming. This theme is super fun and laid-back which is perfect for our stage of life (i.e., mommyhood is in control).

  15. 8.4.17
    Julie Bradford said:

    SOO fun!!! I think I may use this craft idea for Jessi and Julia's birthday party in January! hahaha 🙂 so cute!!!! How fun… your mother in law is so sweet!!!

  16. 8.4.17
    Danielle said:

    My daughter's first birthday theme is I Donut believe you're one! I would love to know where she got some decor 🙂 I'm making most but coming up short finding others!

  17. 8.4.17
    Dianna said:

    So cute!!

  18. 8.4.17
    I Shal C said:

    Happy birthday Erika! What fun!

    I had to share that I've loved your Friday Favorites post for years. I was inspired to launch my own blog and my first post was Monday. I linked up with my Friday Favorites today and am so excited. Check it out! There's a kitchen gadget I bet your kids will LOVE for under $8. 🙂

  19. 8.4.17
    Unknown said:

    Hi Erika! Happy Birthday!! What a fun party. Can you tell us how Marla made the decorations or where she bought them? She is quite the party decorator!! 🙂

  20. 8.4.17
    Kjlb37 said:

    Your mother-in-law must love you lots! Such a fun party:)Happy Birthday, Erika!

  21. 8.4.17
    Heidi said:

    I love how talented and creative your MIL is! Looks like a perfect way to spend your birthday!

  22. 8.4.17
    Lisa said:

    What a perfectly sweet party! I'd say you're right that Ms. Marla is the hostess with the mostest. Happy Birthday girlie!!! Party all weekend long and milk it as long as you can!!!

  23. 8.4.17
    Leisha said:

    How were the pillow cases made? Too cute!

  24. 8.4.17
    Lisa Hamilton said:

    Such a cute party! Where did you get the pillowcases from? I just might have to do this 🙂

  25. 8.5.17
    Deena @Shoes to Shiraz said:

    Awesome theme! Happy belated bday