The entrance to the party,
and the walls, too.
The food was all round, cheese or pepperoni pizza, turkey and swiss roll-ups, cherries, blueberries, tangerines, Krispy Kreme donut holes, carrot and cucumber coins with dip, Chinese sweet buns. Oh. And my husband had to order buffalo wings from the pizza place, too, which were decidedly un-round, but they came in a nice round tin and were mighty tasty, so I forgave him.
The cake decorations did a slow slide down the sides of the cake because it was so hot, but Rebecca loved it anyway, sweet girl. Thanks to Amy for the fabulous idea of rolling out Starburst candies. I used three different sizes of bottle caps as cutters. In the background you can see the cups that the kids decorated with dot stickers, so they had a warm-up craft to do right when they walked in the door, and it also helped prevent the waste that always comes with "wait, was that my cup... or was it that one?"
I found these practice golf balls and colored balls at the dollar store, and bought a couple dozen of each, strung them up with crochet thread, and hung them wherever I could, cutting them all down right before the party was over. There were two tins (polka-dotted, of course) filled to the brim with hundreds of pom poms in six different sizes, googly eyes, the best glue ever, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, sticky-backed foam, and a pair of safety scissors. The kids made ladybugs, turtles, snowmen, aliens, cats, mice, pictures frames, and so much more. Everyone got to take home a brightly colored drawstring bag filled with their creations, candy buttons, and as many donut holes and balls as they could carry.
But I think this was my favorite picture of the day, white girly sandals all lined up in a row. Happenstance. A barefoot party, fun indeed!