Waverly’s Third Birthday Party

Our Waverly Maye turned the big THREE over the weekend, we had the best time celebrating her with an ice cream party!  Waverly loves sweets, so we knew this theme would be perfect for her, we had the party in the late afternoon & only served desserts, but a ton of them.  Of course, the main attraction was the ice cream bar, we had vanilla, chocolate, & strawberry, an assortment of toppings, & both cups and dipped cones for people to choose from.  We also did a small candy bar in the colors of the party, rice krispy cones, pink fudge, marshmallows, fruit in waffle cones, cake balls, brownies, chocolate-covered pretzels, & lots of cookies.

So many sweets, in addition to the sweetest birthday girl, who absolutely loved it all! 🙂

This was the first year that Waverly really understood it was her birthday & that everyone was coming over to celebrate her, I absolutely loved waking her up Saturday morning to tell her it was her party day!  She was beyond excited, she must have asked me to repeat the list of names of everyone who was coming a million times, & pranced around the house all day long with the biggest smile on her face while we got things ready.  It was a ton of work (especially with a new baby in the mix), but so entirely worth it, she really had the best time & will be talking about her day for months to come.

After singing happy birthday (which she loved this year, after refusing to let us sing last year!), the kids all changed into their swimsuits & played in the slip’n’slide, little pools, trampoline & bounce houses we set up out front.  They loved it, all of those things are totally Waverly’s jam, so she was all about it & I hardly saw much of her. 😉  By the end of the night, we put one exhausted little lady to bed, before continuing her birthday celebration the next day with a trip to the waterpark & dinner with just the four of us.  Waverly had the best weekend, it really was the perfect celebration for our sweet, sweet girl.

Waverly Maye, we love you so much & can’t wait to continue to watch you grow!

Waverly’s Dress & Bow, Jadeite Cake Stand,
Teal Cake Stand & Gold Serving Trays, Target Previous Seasons

Lastly, the BIGGEST thank you to my mom, mother-in-law & sister-in-law for all their help with this party. I needed them more than ever this time, & as always, they were willing to do anything I needed to make it happen for the little lady we all adore so very much.

Happy week, friends!


  1. July 28, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    What an adorable party! It looks like the birthday girl had a wonderful time!

  2. July 28, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Beautiful decorations and such a fun theme!! I love it and wish I could eat one of those ice cream come cookies. Glad she had such a great day.

  3. July 28, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    What a sweet party (pun intended)!! Love the idea of the ice cream bar. What a fabulous idea! And the colors are just perfect.
    And, I just love how Waverly was so into her day. Sounds like she had the best time ever!!

  4. July 28, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    So adorable!! Those balloons are so perfect too! Definitely copying this for Odette next year 🙂 XO, Kelly

  5. July 28, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Such a perfect birthday party! Her dress is just darling and the treats look so tasty!

  6. July 28, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Love that you posted this! We are doing a sweets theme next month for our girls 2nd birthday!

  7. July 28, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    such a sweet party! love the theme and the letter balloons are a great idea.

  8. July 28, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    LOVE it and all of the details! And especially the balloons spelling her name. Great job!

  9. July 28, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Looks like a fun party! All the sweets look amazing and I love the balloons spelling her name! Did you make all those sweets yourself?

  10. July 28, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    It looks perfect! I love all of the ice cream cones! Now you have me wanting them 🙂
    Love the family photo, too–absolutely adorable!

  11. July 28, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    This is definitely my kind of party! I love anything sweet give me all the ice cream and cookies. Happy birthday Waverly!

  12. July 28, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    What a precious theme! Im with Waverly, sweets are where its at! Her dress is darling. Happy 3!

  13. July 28, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Way to go, Momma! What a super party, and Waverly looked beautiful, as always!

  14. July 28, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    What a super cute party! So funny Katie from …for Lauren and Lauren just threw their daughter an Ice Cream party this weekend too. Great minds think alike! You did an amazing job with the food/decorations!

  15. July 28, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    What fun party! You pulled it together perfectly! And those ice cream shaped cookies are the cutest!

  16. July 28, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Amazing!! I love all the pretty details! And Waverly looks like she had an absolute blast! Excellent job, mama!

  17. July 28, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    please don't tell me you made all those desserts and pulled this all off yourself! you're upping the ante for new moms!! 🙂

    • July 29, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Oh no girl, definitely had some help from my mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law! Otherwise, this never would have happened! Haha! XO

  18. July 28, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    What an amazing party! You definitely outdid yourself! Happy birthday Waverly!

  19. Anonymous
    July 28, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    GAH. Come plan our birthday parties!! So, so cute mama!! Happy third big girl!

  20. July 28, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Aww happy belated birthday Waverly! The sweets table is so cute! I love the balloons that spell out her name too 🙂

  21. July 28, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Her party looked like so much fun!! I bet she had a blast. I am so curious about the ice cream cone rice krispie treats. Do you maybe have a recipe for them?

  22. July 29, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I love the balloons spelling out her name! 🙂

  23. July 29, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    You crushed it! Love the ice cream party!

  24. July 29, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Such a fun party idea! It looks so pretty and sounds like it turned out to be the perfect celebration for your sweet little lady. So glad you were able to have helping hands this time!

  25. July 29, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Looks like an amazing party! I love the picture of the 4 of you!

  26. July 31, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    This party is so wonderful!! Everything is amazing. What a lucky Waverly! The picture of the four of you is a total framer 🙂

  27. August 1, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Looks like you guys had the best time celebrating your sweet three year old!!! We had a little family get together with an ice cream social theme for dessert and Mason was in HEAVEN! Ice cream is his favorite and he wanted to eat it all. So exciting she was so into her day. I feel like he finally understands birthdays too and understands opening presents and he was all about his birthday too. So cute!

  28. August 2, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! You did such a great job!

  29. August 4, 2015 / 1:24 am

    All sweets! Now that is a golden idea =) What a pretty little party dress too. Sounds like a wonderful party.

  30. August 4, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I love everything about this party – great job! And Waverly in that dress – so, so cute! Hope Waverly had a fabulous birthday!!! That picture of the four of you is just perfection!

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