Thursday, 26 June 2008

Chloe's Soccer Birthday Party

Today was our last day of school - just a half day, done at noon. We decided to grab all of Chloe's friends before they take of for summer vacations, and hold Chloe's 7th Birthday Party this afternoon. Chloe's parties are so easy for me with the bigger kids helping out and the summer weather allowing us a backyard party.
Carmen set up a soccer obstacle course in our backyard. The wicket on the left is made from a wire clothes hanger - I'm pretty sure we got the soccer croquet idea from Family Fun.

Before the party Chloe told me what hard work it is to be the birthday girl because you have to welcome the guests and act very excited. The excitement didn't seem forced at all when the first guest arrived. Where did the 'hard work' disappear to?

Cousin rivalry reared it's amusing head when it was time to drop the ball at the beginning of the birthday party soccer game!

Chloe dismissed the idea of a soccer field cake to go with the soccer candles that Marie found. There was no way Chloe was going to eat a green cake - she thinks that artificial color in icing is disgusting. She told me she wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and everyone can pretend it is a muddy field if they want. Nice of her to try to humor us.

14 comments:

Marie said...

I love her face as she readies herself to make a wish. Great! I'm glad she liked the candles. They looked great on that muddy soccer field.

cheetah (aka rglhm) said...

A muddy soccer field HILARIOUS!!!

Jill said...

How cute that she wanted a soccer-themed party. I'm impressed that she recognized the need for good hostessing skills (so many people grow up without those). The soccer ball candles are darling!

Mandy said...

She is so cute! I love her cake and am seriously craving chocolate right now.

Christy said...

Chloe did an excellent job of 'acting excited' to have her party guests there. With all her great facial expressions i think it would be hard to hide fake excitement - her face would give her away.

Cecilia said...

Sounds like a fun party... I love the muddy cake and the soccer candles!!!
What a great Mom you are!

Hilary said...

soccer croquet... what a fun idea! Her hostess "logic" is hilarious. Too cute.

Laurie said...

Good choice on the chocolate frosting vs. green. Looks like the party was a success.

Tasha said...

That sounds like a great birthday,right down to their darling soccer t-shirts! It IS hard to be the birthday girl! Good thing she found her birthday mojo!

Tiffany said...

What a fun way to celebrate the birthday girl (and the end of school)!

Kelly said...

Chloe just cracks me up. Her facial expressions, her definite preferences. So cute! I love the muddy birthday field. I wish her artificial coloring dislike would rub off on Emerson. Every time we go out for ice cream, she chooses blue (cotton candy). Ick!

Happy Early Birthday Chloe!

Lucy said...

A muddy field it is! I can totally get behind any reason to include chocolate in food preparation:) I hope Chloe had a great birthday. It looks like she did!

carlo said...

LOVE the soccer ball candles. too cute

michelle said...

I loved her thoughts on the cake! And the role of hostess.