Kensington’s Pop Star Party!

Last night, Kensington had her first “friend” party!  
In my head, I didn’t think she would have a party with friends until she was about 12, but then in April, Erika hosted Ebby Lee’s 4th birthday party at the coolest place ever and that’s all Kensington has talked about for the last 5 months.  (Thanks Erika for ruining my friend party theory 7 years early!)
The wonderful place had about 7 different party themes we could chose from, and Kensington picked Pop Star.  She was so excited about this, and I was excited about how these people cater to all of the details!  However, the cute invitations came from Andrea at Slightly Askew Designs :).
We showed up ready to party like a Pop Star!

The happy parents :).
Each girl had her hair fixed up, sprayed with glitter and some crazy feather detail put in.  They also all switched to costumes and had their hair and makeup applied.  It’s so fun watching these girls play dress up :).
After they were all decked out, they put on a fashion show for us.  So cute!!
Kensington really wanted Smith to attend the party too…and honestly, he had a GREAT time!  (Watch out Nixon and Carter, Smith might be inviting you to his Pop Star party in January!)  He made the crafts with the girls (they made picture frames and necklaces) and then sat still and watched the madness.

He’s so proud of his necklace choker.
Sweet Griffin was my favorite party guest!

We sang, ate cupcakes and opened presents.  My baby girl is FIVE!

All the pretty Pop Stars…

…and all my pretty friends.
Our first friend party was a huge success!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Awww! SO MUCH FUN! I love that picture of K working it on the stage. And Smith's choker made me laugh out loud. What a fun night!

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On September 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Their little up-do's and fashion show are just precious. She is so beautiful! Our girls went the route of friend parties early on too. Now we have two birthday celebrations, one for the family and one with friends. I still cherish that family party so much!

  • The Cantelmo Family September 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

    We did a party like that fo my daughter! I loved that all I had to do was show up! It looks like Kensington had a blast!!!

  • Kelly Jo September 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Happy birthday to Kensington!!! Looks like so much fun!

  • Carroll September 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    What a fun party! I'm so glad she had such a great time. πŸ™‚

  • Jaren September 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    We've been to a few of those parties. My daughter LOVES them! They are so easy for the Mom too! The best part…your house is not a wreck afterwards!

  • Mickie Pho September 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I hope you didn't shed too many tears. Kensington Kate is just absolutely perfect. You have a beautiful family. I was so impressed with your dad when y'all were in Thailand for the Bachelor and he told Catherine that Andrew was his best friend and that he would be her biggest cheerleader if Sean chose her. (and I am not even a Bachelor fan). Y'all's love for the Lord is beautiful and shines through all you do.

  • Kate at Green Fashionista September 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Such a cute idea, I'm sure all the girls had a blast! πŸ™‚

  • Dicky and Sarah Smith September 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for letting us be a part of the fun! Happy Birthday K! πŸ™‚ Oh and there is now glitter on every square inch of their bathroom. Thank you for that too. πŸ˜‰

  • Kari Elle September 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Kensington! What a cute little party, looks like a bunch of cute little baby divas πŸ™‚ you sure had your hands full!

  • 4sweetboys1princess September 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Is this place just for younger girls or would older ones (my daughter is 10) have fun partying here too? I have never heard of this place and I have been to the square several times. Looks cute and fun.

  • Hannah, Here! September 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    If you live in/near McKinney, I hope you shop at Bloom! What a cute birthday party!

  • Mix and Match Mama September 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Yes! Older girls would love a party there too. They have several different themes for older girls.

  • Lauren September 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, that's the cutest party EVER!! OK In 5 years, we are taking Sydney and her friends to McKinney just so she can have such a girlie party like that!! Love!

  • Bama Girl in AZ September 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Wow – congrats on making it to 5 without a friend party!

  • Tab & Erika September 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Kensington!!! E had a blast!!!

  • maria maria September 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Are the jeans you're wearing the distressed version of the Must Have jeans featured on Pinterest Told Me To? They are so cute.

  • Narci September 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Love! πŸ™‚

  • Caravan Sonnet September 19, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I have been having the most lovely time catching up on your blog posts as I am truly behind!! First- Happy Birthday to Kensington!! What a fun party that looks like! πŸ™‚ It looks like she had a blast! I loved your post on boots as I think boots are so adorable and you are right- they last FOREVER! Also i just have to say that it has been so fun to spend the last little bit reading! πŸ™‚ Thanks for always providing some joy to your readers lives!!
    πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  • Jenna {Real Simple Girl} September 19, 2013 at 3:33 am

    What a fun birthday party for Kensington and all her friends! So sweet that Smith enjoyed it, too!
    Now, I'm dying over your jeans and necklace!! Can you share where they're from? I was surprised to see you in a gray tee! I'm usually always wearing color, too. But you rocked the gray! πŸ™‚

  • Aubrey September 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Hilarious! Love the pop star theme and love that all that glitter stayed OUT of your house. πŸ™‚

  • mel @ the larson lingo September 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Adorable!!!! LOVE their cute hair! SO fun! The fashion show? Darling!!! And, I can't believe you thought she wouldn't want a friend party until she was 12 πŸ™‚ Happy 5th birthday Kenstington Kate!!!!

  • Angie September 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

    That is the cutest party idea ever. It's no wonder she was so stoked to have her own πŸ™‚