Over the weekend, we celebrated Waverly Maye’s fourth birthday with a brunch, donut style per her request! This might have been one of my favorite parties yet, donuts are one of our go-to weekend treats and I also loved seeing Waverly with all of her little friends who got to come. This was the first year that she really had a big group of kids her age and she was so excited, we all had the best time celebrating her!
I really wanted to find a fun way to display the donuts, & the cutest shop Freestyle Mom pulled through with the most adorable stand, I am obsessed with it! I also used a wine stand from our wedding to put donut holes in, and alternated with confetti, the girls loved getting to pick out their own cone. In addition to donuts, we did an egg & cheese casserole, blueberry muffins, yogurt parfaits, fruit kabobs, and little cups of different cereal for the kids.
Gone are the days of throwing out a few bottles of bubbles, a plastic pool, or sidewalk chalk to keep the kids entertained. My mom took charge of planning activities for the little ones, and I was so thankful, we pretty much waited until the last minute & I’m sure I would have learned the hard way if we hadn’t (with ten four-year olds, on a sugar high, with nothing to do). My favorite game was donuts on a string, we just hung donuts and let the kids go to town with their hands behind their backs and it was the cutest ever! We also had pinata, we let the kids decorate their own donut with icing, sprinkles and other treats, and at the end of the party, did a little painting with washable paints. I actually love this idea for even a fun afternoon activity, we just got super cheap foam boards from Micheal’s and put them up against our fence.
Inside, we did cake and drinks. We had both mimosas and then a little milk bar, with mini-donuts around the straws. I absolutely loved the donut cake, and also cannot take any credit for it, but it was adorable and one of Waverly’s favorite parts of her day!
I have vowed to plan only one party next year for both girls (I think it was sometime that morning, while four little hands were taking donuts off the stand as I put them on, I actually laugh now thinking back on what a circus our house had to have looked like pre-party).
But regardless of how exhausting stuff like this can be, it’s all worth it. Before long they will be in high school and wanting to spend their birthdays anywhere but home, so I’m going to soak this in while I can. And give them all the donuts they want. 😉
And lastly, thank you for your sweet birthday wishes for our big girl, it means so much!
Girls Dresses – Donut Stand – Tissue Garland