Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party

On Friday morning, we hosted Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Ashby picked the theme for this party about a year ago.  She wanted a swim party for her 6th birthday, she wanted it to be all about Frozen and she wanted pizza.  How could I deny her such a day?!
Ashby’s actual birthday isn’t until June 9, but because the big kids go to school until the 7th this year (boohoo!), I decided to host her birthday a little early so that it was all about the littles with no big kids splashing and getting in the way.  It was the PERFECT way to kick off our June!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Six.  How is she already six years old?!  Time is fllllllllying by!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
My sweet friend Amy made her the perfect sign for her swim party 🙂 .  I ordered pizza for the kids, but had “grown up” food for the mamas.  (Although, pizza is never a bad idea in my opinion!)
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Give us all the Anna and Elsa this year 🙂 .
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Ashby’s friends started arriving and it was PARTY time!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Safety first.  Bahahahaha!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
How many flotation devices does one need, Madeley?
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Look at Griffin jumping!  They were all so cute out there!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
It wouldn’t be a party without Britty!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
The birthday girl had the BEST time!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
She even had Frozen goggles on 🙂 .
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
That smile!  Oh my goodness, I just love this girl so much!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Ashby requested one of the Elsa cupcakes, but my sweet friend Emily made so many other cute ones too…
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Cupcakes with sugar cookie toppers are our jam 🙂 .
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
Why so serious, Madeley?
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
That’s the Madeley we know and love!
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
It was a HUGE success!
On Ashby’s actual birthday, she wants to eat hibachi with our family…so party 2.0 coming up on the 9th!
This girl is such a ray of sunshine for our family.  We love, love, love being able to celebrate her every June.  She had the most fun swimming with her friends.  I still cannot believe that she’s six. xo
To see Kensington’s parties from years past, here you go…
To see Ashby’s birthdays from years past, here you go…
Ashby’s Princess Party
To see Madeley’s first birthday with us, here you go…
, Ashby’s Frozen Swim Party
  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 4, 2018 at 4:38 am

    What a blast! I love that Ashby is so decided on the party theme. Such great fun and great food for the kids. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Elizabeth June 4, 2018 at 5:10 am

    So sweet! Happy birthday Ashby!
    Xo,
    Elizabeth
    https://www.beautycounter.com/elizabetholiveto

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams June 4, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Aww what a fun birthday party! So glad Ashby loved her special day with all the littles 🙂
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Karen Cee June 4, 2018 at 5:27 am

    She is just too adorable ❤

  • Elspeth Mizner June 4, 2018 at 5:30 am

    How fun!!! Great idea doing it with just the little ones!

  • Erika Slaughter June 4, 2018 at 6:06 am

    It was the perfect party. We loved celebrating Ashby turning 6!!

  • Narci Dreffs June 4, 2018 at 6:18 am

    What a perfect birthday!!! Looks like she had a blast!!

  • Julie Psurny June 4, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Such a sweet girl! Happy birthday Ashby!

    Also, if you’ve not seen it yet, you all have to check this out! It’s “Let it Go” from Frozen the Musical. Very cool effects 🙂

    https://youtu.be/Qofj8MKO6mk

    • Kathy Lang June 4, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      That video from the Frozen musical was VERY cool!! Thanks for sharing Julie Psurny! So glad Ashby had a super, fun Frozen pool party with her friends! 🙂

  • Brooke Richardson June 4, 2018 at 6:24 am

    What a perfect party, so sweet!!!! Love Ashbys big smile in these pics, you can tell how much fun she was having.

  • Erin Port June 4, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Such a sweet and fun party!!! Love all the sweet details and it was just what she wanted 🙂 We have a Poppy the Troll party coming up over here :)! xoxo ERIN

  • Chane June 4, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Ashby’s smile in that one pic says it all. Did you give any party favors, I know you normally do but wanted to find out what is cute for this type of party?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 4, 2018 at 7:14 am

      I did! I gave each family one of those “bunch o balloons” sets. My kids are obsessed with ours!

  • Angela Ellingson June 4, 2018 at 7:25 am

    What a fun party!!! That is impressive the theme didn’t change all year. That girl knows what she wants! Love her smile!!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 4, 2018 at 10:41 am

      I’ve probably heard her talk about this party 4 million times. And that’s a conservative estimate. 🙂

  • Laci June 4, 2018 at 7:30 am

    What a perfect day for the best girl!

  • Skimama June 4, 2018 at 7:37 am

    She looks so adorable sitting with her legs crossed. 🙂

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt June 4, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I love the Frozen party and the fact that she picked it out a year ago! Girl knew what she wanted haha!!
    MeetTheShaneyfelts

  • Amanda Wilson June 4, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Did the big kids give you a hard time about missing the party?? We have started to try and do we hints with just the littles but man do the big kids put up a fuss!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 4, 2018 at 10:40 am

      Neither of them invited her this year..so they didn’t have much room to fuss 😉 . We’ll all celebrate on her actual birthday together though!

  • Tara June 4, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I can’t believe you have celebrated 4 birthdays with her already! I feel like I was just reading about your China trip last week!! Time does seem to go by quickly but I have enjoyed all of the adventures of miss Ashby including her big smile getting even bigger!
    Love you all for being the family that you are and sharing such inspiring ways to enjoy a beautiful life together!

  • Carter Abbott June 4, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Where is your outdoor table from?? We are in the Dallas area and are in search of patio furniture – and I love the detail of yours! Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

      It’s from Hemisphere’s Furniture.

  • Tish Ferry June 4, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Sweet Ashby’s smile says it all! And that Madeley is such a character! She’s so funny!
    Simply Tish

  • Barbara Parnell June 4, 2018 at 9:52 am

    What a fun day! Those signs are amazing!

  • Olivia June 4, 2018 at 10:07 am

    You can just tell that Ashby has the sweetest soul. Happy birthday sweet girl!

  • Erika Mills June 4, 2018 at 10:19 am

    This is so fun!!! I love your pool layout and Madeley’s tan has me green with envy!!!

  • Patty June 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I ADORE how Ashby crosses her legs like such a little lady while she’s eating. What a princess indeed! Happy birthday, sweet girl!

  • Kelly Franks June 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    SO much fun! Griffin’s face in the pics of Ashby and her cupcakes were all so funny. She was is in her own little world.

  • Andrea June 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Shay!
    Beautiful party for sweet Ashby!
    Random question, do you know where you purchased your outdoor table and chairs? We are in the market for a new set and I love yours.
    Thank you!
    Andrea

    • Mix and Match Mama June 5, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Hemisphere’s 🙂

  • Katrina June 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Kind of an odd question, but what is the style of brick you have on your house? We are about to start building a house this month and I absolutely love your brick!! 😍

    • Mix and Match Mama June 5, 2018 at 5:34 am

      The brick is pretty basic, what you see is that we had the “smear the mortar” that’s a technique. They can do it to your house too!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick June 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    That is my kind of party!! Such cute pics of all those sweet girls!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Nadine Hartnett June 4, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Ashby!! I just love her smile! And time sure does fly…boohoo!
    (On another note, you have me hooked on Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads for the body. But It seems the ones you recommended are no longer available and what is available is the DDG ABGP “Self-Tanner for Body” in “Intense Glow”. Do you know if this is the same product with new labeling or is it different?)

  • Liz Thorson June 4, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I’m so happy Ashby was able to enjoy the birthday party she’s wanted for a year and what a gorgeous day it was, too! Was Bowen there? I think I saw one picture of him in the pool? I loved the precious pictures of dainty Miss Ashby, blowing out her candles! She’s such a dear girl, I’ve gathered via you, Shay!❤️🎂❤️

    • Mix and Match Mama June 5, 2018 at 5:32 am

      He was! He and Clayton were the two boys at the party 🙂 .

  • Leslie Clingan June 6, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Happy birthday to that sweet angel baby! When I think back to the beginning of your journey with Ashby, it is amazing how well she has adjusted to all of the changes in her life. What a tribute to your family’s love and support for that little doll.

  • Michelle Carnes June 12, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Happy Birthday, Ashby! She is just too adorable!