Hey There, Friends!

If you follow along with my life over on Instagram, then you probably saw a picture from our Prime Time Birthday Party.  Tab’s parents live just ten minutes away and are always so sweet to throw us a birthday party each year.  This year, Marla outdid herself and the theme was Prime Time Birthday, meaning Amazon Prime.  🙂

Tab’s dad picked the kids up about an hour before the party started.  Now I know it was so they could get dressed and in character before our arrival.  This is how the front yard looked when we pulled up.  Boxes EVERYWHERE, four kids sporting, “PRIME” shirts, and UPS hats.

They declared us the Prime King and Queen for the party!

As the neighbors drove by, we got the craziest stares!  All those boxes!

These cuties were not breaking character.

My in-laws said they’d saved boxes for months!

When we went inside, this sign greeted us.

And so did this girly!

Marla had made UPS trucks out of boxes wrapped in butcher paper.

And check out this photo booth!  Isn’t that CUTE?

Another UPS truck out of boxes!  Marla has skills I don’t possess!

Dinner was some of my favorites…tailgate sandwiches {her key to these being so delicious is using havarti cheese}, bacon wrapped sausages, baked beans, and french fries.

My sash was too funny…Priming Looks Good On Me.

Queen Erika and King Tab both had our own little tags.

After dinner we were just chatting and the doorbell rang.  Ebby Lee told me I had a Special Delivery…

The boys were at a prior commitment but the girls joined us for dessert.

So MUCH FUN!  And I was shocked!  Shay and I had talked about our evenings just earlier that day!

Check out our birthday cake!!  Doesn’t it look just like a package?  It even had our names and address on the front!

What a FUN night we had celebrating! 

Marla is really the best at throwing parties.  Trust me…you can see them all here…

The kids and I have already decided we’re gonna try to throw her a party this year.  We have the theme and are working out all the details!  Wish us luck!  We have some big shoes to fill in this department!  And a month to make it happen!


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  1. 8.20.20
    Lauren D said:

    I LOVE to read posts about Marla's parties!!! She's so insanely creative!

  2. 8.20.20
    rachellin said:

    I love this! My husband is a UPS driver and I might try a version of this for his birthday. We are already set with the hats 😉

  3. 8.20.20
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    So so cute! Marla has major skills!

  4. 8.20.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I love reading and learning about Marla’s parties!!! So fun and creative!! I can’t wait to see you decide for her!!!

  5. 8.20.20
    Therese said:

    The creativity and thoughtfulness is just out of this world! How fun and what a blessing.

  6. 8.20.20
    Laura said:

    So clever and fun!

  7. 8.20.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Ohhhhhhh! We had so much fun!!!! Marla TOTALLY outdid herself!!! It was absolutely perfect!!

  8. 8.20.20
    Julie Bradford said:

    goodness she is just AWESOME!!! and so FUN!!! Way to go M.. you rock!!!!

  9. 8.20.20
    gillyhappy1 said:

    That is awesome and so fun!! She's inspiring!

  10. 8.20.20
    Sara said:

    She is so awesome! This is seriously the cutest.

  11. 8.20.20
    Emily said:

    I feel like Marla and Andrea could start their own party business.. both are beyond creative!!

  12. 8.20.20
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Erika, I would like to challenge the two of us to throw a birthday party for Marla. I'll forget to send out invitations and then un-invite some on the list. What are you going to be in charge of?

  13. 8.20.20
    Dawn said:

    Agree that Marla and Andrea need to start a business!! Totally ready for my party!!!

  14. 8.20.20
    Marshall Madness said:

    I love reading about Marla's parties!! This theme is the best! And I had to giggle when I saw one of the little chalkboard signs on the table that said "Nice Package!" LOL! It looks like you all celebrated well!!

  15. 8.20.20
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I say we do another murder mystery theme night and put Marla in charge! She'd kill it! (Pun intended. 😂) That Inspired Chick

  16. 8.21.20
    Joanne said:

    Wow! What a fun party. I love this theme that she came up with.

  17. 8.21.20
    Jen said:

    Wow. She is so blessed with talent. Sweet