So, Matti Jane turned 8 on September 23rd, so yes, I am over a month beyond in posting this. But better late than never, right!! Matti Jane had such a wonderful birthday party at Scarborough Farms that I may consider it for my birthday, hahaha. ‘
As usual, Kathy York, the owner of Scarborough Farm was absolutely wonderful and completely accommodating. I got to the Farm about an hour early and set up some personalized decorations to make it special for Matti Jane.
I got the banner here. And the nice thing about this banner is that I can use it year after year, regardless of theme.
Matti Jane loved the idea of flower arranging, but is also still in love with princesses and mermaids. So, for her favors, she gave her friends personalized mermaid bracelets. I got them here.
No shocker here, this adorable cake was made by Kathryn’s Crafty Cakes.
And, sticking with the Princess thing, Matti Jane also gave her friends gold glitter tiaras. I got those here.
Kathy’s barn is so chic and adorable on it’s own, but how cute does it look with the flower preparation ready and waiting for a bunch of 8 year old little girls.
Chatting with Matti Jane about having it at Scarborough Farms, she asked that Ms. Kathy give all of her friends a tour of the Farm because that is what Ms. Kathy does for us every time we come 🙂 It was adorable hearing the excited girls ask lots of questions. I would have to say the most asked question was “can we pick that flower to add to our bouquets??” And Ms. Kathy graciously told the girls there were so many flowers picked earlier that day for their bouquets, they would have plenty to choose from 😉
After the tour, we headed back in the barn do watch Ms. Kathy do a demonstration.
After the demonstration and explanation, it was time for the girls to create their own masterpieces.
How gorgeous are these?!?! The kids took so much pride in their works of art!!
From there, Matti Jane opened her presents, we had cake and shortly after that it was time to head home. Such a wonderful evening!! Sunday, September 23rd was her actual birthday (the party was on a Friday evening) and for her birthday she wanted to go to the Redskins game since she had never been. So a Redskins game it was.
We were lucky to tailgate and enjoy the game with our friends the Magees, the Shrivers and my sister and her husband met us there!!
Not only did the girls MEET the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, but they went ON STAGE with them and danced for 2 songs!!! Talk about an unexpected highlight!!!
As you can see, Matti Jane had an absolutely wonderful 8th birthday 🙂