On Saturday, we celebrated Kensington’s 6th birthday with her family party and this year’s theme was Kensington’s British Bash!
I can’t believe it took me six parties to come up with this theme? It was made for us! Of course my friend Amy made us the perfect sign that will now hang on my birthday wall inside :).
(At this time, Amy does not want to sell her signs to the public, she likes to just make them for close family and friends. I will let you know if that ever changes!)
We hung our Union Jacks and were ready to go! And yes, in hindsight, I realize that one of the flags is upside down…but on busy party day, it’s hard to catch every little detail!
The weather was drizzly and in the high 50s on this day…it was like the Lord gave me London weather for our party :).
My excited little birthday girl ready for her Bash! Andrea found this dress online…isn’t it so cute?!? It was perfect for the party!
It was bright for our selfie…but we did it any way. We love this little girl so very much!
Our guests arrived in their best hats!
I love how festive my family is! They make every party so much fun!!
And of course, we voted Papa Jay for the best dressed award :).
Disclaimer…I do a horrible job taking pictures during the party. I’m usually too busy having fun and enjoying our party that I forget to snap pics…I got some but not a million.
In our foyer, we had their little treats to take home and a big Union Jack sign (Amy also made that) that is now hanging in Smith’s room.
Andrea’s business Slightly Askew Designs made the invites, food labels and mantle banner. And then for party favors, everyone got to take home a few of these delicious cookies!
Erika’s cousin Whitney started making iced sugar cookies about a year ago and it absolutely knocks my socks off how talented she is! She lives in Missouri but I asked if she could ship some to me…and they were not only delicious, they’re gorgeous too!
Look how perfect they are!
If you haven’t noticed, I really love supporting other women and their businesses! I love that my super talented friends like Amy, Andrea, Whitney and Emily (you’ll see her cupcakes in minute) can be a part of my party. I love supporting their businesses and in turn, my parties are even more creative and fabulous than I could ever make them on my own.
My guests loved their cookie favors! Thank you Whitney!!
She was so excited about her party!
My friend Emily makes these extraordinary cupcakes. Just when I thought a cupcake couldn’t be improved…Emily goes and sticks an iced sugar cookie on top. Hello genius.
Not only did they look beautiful, they tasted absolutely delicious!!
Eeks! The cuteness just kills me!
Thank you Emily for always making me the cutest cupcakes! I’m always so impressed with every batch you create! If you live in the North Texas area, you should totally ask Emily to make cupcakes for your celebration…they are so good!!
Other than yummy cupcakes, our menu was as follows:
English Breakfast Tea
Bangers and Mash
Scones with Jam
Fish and Chips
I made up a little coffee bar area for our guests.
Plus, some good old English Breakfast Tea.
Ale everyone can enjoy 😉
If you don’t know what Bangers and Mash is it’s a very common British lunch or supper of sausages and mashed potatoes. We grilled 4 different types of sausages and then I made a mashed potato casserole (recipe coming soon to my foodie blog!).
I steamed up some English Peas as a side…
…and of course, we had Fish and Chips ;).
For a little something sweet, we had scones served with jam.
The birthday girl loved her British lunch! (I love how Smith is smiling in the background!)
Before we opened presents, we played a little British trivia game. I looked up British monarchy questions, James Bond questions, basic English history questions and some British sports questions and then the winner was given English Toffee as a prize. Let me just say…my family’s knowledge of British trivia is lacking!
Kensington was so sweet opening her presents. She made me really proud :).
My big six year old!
And just like that, my baby turned six.
The British Birthday Bash was a HUGE success! I know I say this every single year…but I think this was my favorite party! The weather, the food, the theme, the fun hats, the sweet family and the precious birthday girl made everything so special.
If you missed Kensington’s other birthday parties, you can catch them here…
And today on my foodie blog…a new series is just so much fun…
…Kelly over at Kelly’s Korner shared with me her very favorite September recipe and I mixed and matched it! Two recipes, one method…both super simple!