Life’s a Beach

A couple weeks ago, Gary (Tab’s dad) had a birthday.  It was in the middle of us being gone and Marla being out of town.  So, we decided to celebrate a week late.  Marla threw him a little birthday party.  Let me tell you…Marla knows how to make a birthday fun!!
I had walked in the door two seconds before this picture and already had a leis around my neck!  haha!

His party was a “Life’s a Beach” theme.  She’s GREAT at pulling out stuff she has to make a table SO cute!  We sat on beach towels.  The kiddos drank out of pineapple cups, and they had some goodies in a little bucket.

The island was SO festive!  Those little bowls are the bowls she serves ice cream in and Bowen knows what those bowls mean!  haha!

The dessert was DELISH!  It was a sand pudding (think pudding topped with Golden Oreos) and we topped it with fruit!

Bowen LOVES him some M!!  He pronounces it “UM”.

I’m 99% sure Tab and his dad were in the middle of talking football and we interrupted the discussion for a picture.  ðŸ™‚

M had a grass skirt for this girl!

We were all about the dress up!!  Flowers, leis, skirts!  Nixon was MIA.  He likes to get cozy in M and G’s bed and watch a movie.  Pretty sure he was hiding out!

I mean what more do you need at a birthday party?

After dinner, Marla pulled out these crazy props.  Nix is really into pirates right now….so he was all about it!  

Everyone took part in the photo booth!!  hahaha!

This picture cracks me up!!!  She was doing the “hula”!!  It looks like she got a hair cut!  She didn’t.  We swam earlier in the day and once the pool water reaches her hair…it pretty much shrivels up and hides until we wash it!  Seriously…that happens!!  

A crazy grandkid picture with the birthday boy!!

I LOVE attending M’s parties!!  I’m hoping she’s already getting a head start on her next birthday…MINE!!!  ðŸ™‚  Happy Birthday, G!!!

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  1. 7.23.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Marla is sooooooo creative!!! (And fun too…Marla is fun!) Happy birthday Gary!!!

  2. 7.23.14
    Kimm Atwood said:

    What a fun party!!! Love how beachy the pudding looked and she served it with a shovel! What a super idea!!! And the kiddos are all so adorable

  3. 7.23.14
    Andrea - Momfessionals said:

    LOVE those little photo props and I'm filing away the sand pudding idea – so cute!

  4. 7.23.14
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Super fun party! And listen….Ebby Lee looks DARLING with a bob!

  5. 7.23.14
    Traci said:

    What a fun party! And E's hair would be super cute in a short little bob like that pic.

  6. 7.23.14
    Katie Smith said:

    Super cute idea !! Looks like so much fun!!:)

  7. 7.23.14
    missy said:

    Really cute! Great Pics!

  8. 7.23.14
    Life in Bucklesberry said:

    She had some fun ideas for a beach themed party! Very creative! 🙂

  9. 7.23.14
    Liz/ said:

    What a fun party and love that she made it so much fun for the kiddos!!!

  10. 7.23.14
    Rachel Zimm said:

    How fun!! Marla did an amazing job!
    My favorite part is the sand pudding 🙂

  11. 7.24.14
    Unknown said:

    Oh my goodness I thought you totally cut E's hair!!! She's beautiful either way😄😄

  12. 7.25.14
    Unknown said:

    I also thought Ebby Lee's "bob" looked adorable too. Fun party!