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We had the best time at Marlowe’s fifth birthday party, celebrating her love for Mexico! Since she was finally “Cinco” this felt like the perfect birthday to bring out all her faves, and my baby girl had the best day ever. We loved celebrating with everyone, and the kids danced all afternoon to the DJ. Marlowe handpicked most of the Disney songs herself, and it was so fun watching all the kids sing every single word. I wish I could be at “The Club” twenty years from now when all these kids are partying and the DJ puts on “Baby Shark” for a throwback. The crowds go wild! LOL.
For food, we had Taco Loco, a delicious family-owned operation out of Connecticut serving up delicious tacos and frozen margs. We also had the most gorgeous cake by Confections By Crystal. She always knocks it out of the park, but I loved the detail on Marlowe’s cake this year! I really wanted to display it at the party instead of keeping it in the fridge all afternoon, but it did start melting in the 100+ degree day. Don’t worry, it still tasted perfect! This was the first year Marlowe didn’t freak out when we sang her Happy Birthday, and was actually beaming during the whole thing. As her Mama, I so love seeing her celebrated by the people she loves, it makes my heart so full!
The kids danced, played, had cake and tacos, jumped around in the bubbles from a bubble machine, and got their faces painted in a mix of Dia De Los Muertos skulls, and beautiful delicate flowers with glitter. I couldn’t believe how people hung and partied in the sweltering day, it was the sweetest show of support for our girl!
As a thank you, I love giving a family party favor that kids will really use. Melissa and Doug is our fave toy company, and we gifted each family with a box of instruments to keep the party going at home. My kids have loved this toy set for years, so it made me happy to include it for our guests!
My favorite part of the party was watching Marlowe and Major dance together and play so nicely with all of their friends. Even though this was a party for Marlowe, it made me so happy and proud that she included her little brother so sweetly in all the festivities and made sure everyone played with him too. I just love her so much, and I can’t believe she’s FIVE! Now to freeze time…
The progression of Major’s face paint LOL
hahahaha omg I’m so glad somebody noticed that. It was so hilarious…
Gorgeous party! We did “1st fiesta” for my daughter’s 1st birthday.
What a happy day!!! Your family’s joy is infectious. Love the theme! Hahaha Major’s sweaty face paint ?
Thank you! Omg I know his face..lol
Love the theme, such pretty colors.
Bright and bold…just like her! Ha!
What a beautiful party! So colorful and just makes you happy. I agree – so nice to see that Major had just as much fun celebrating Marlowe. They are lucky to have each other.
Adorable! So special for your daughter and family.
What would you have done if it rained? We want to have an outdoor party for my soon to be 4 year old but her birthday is in late September and the weather can be so up in the air that time of year in Chicago.
What was the time frame of you party and was there a main event or games or kids playing on their own?
Thanks! We had tents, so unless it was a lightening storm we would have just stayed under the tents. Major’s bday parties are always the third week in october, and I usually have them indoors, or an indoor/outdoor vibe so we can enjoy a nice day if we happen to have one!
What a wonderful party! Everything was beautifully done and it looks like everyone had such a great time. I keep going back to look at that cake. Yum!
the cake was SO good. Crystal is amazing!
I love Julia photobombing you guys in the last photo! Such a great idea for Marlowe’s birthday party! Happy 5th birthday!
Beautiful party… pics… and vibrant colors… love it all! Woo Hoo Marlowe is 5!!!
The face paint coming off Major’s face is the sign of a GREAT PARTY. I freakin love it! All of this is so colorful and beautiful and happy!!
Loved all.the decorations. So fun! Great job Eva. You outdo yourself every party.
Such a sweet idea! She looked so happy and you can tell everyone had a blast!
PS Are you sure Prudence didn’t help pick out the cake ? it has all those gorgeous colors just like your home!
Marlowe holding Kyle’s face ?? Such a fun, colorful party!
Love, love, love the idea – the cake, the colors, the food – Yum!!! I could have Mexican food like, Err-Day!!! My friend loves Melissa & Doug for her son too – I got him a similar gift for Hannukah. Great party, as always. Thanks for sharing.
They really do have the best toys!
Loved the pictures the first time I saw on your IG and love even more now that there is more detail on how beautiful it all turned out.
There is nothing like seeing the joy of a 5 year old on their special day. Great job mama! ???????
I absolutely love following your family! I know you have experienced a lot of negativity regarding this party theme and I find it unwarranted. I don’t understand why people think they can be so unkind just because they are anonymous online. Please know that most of your followers are kind. I try to only use Social Media for positive – as I feel you do.
P.S. Happy Birthday Marlowe!
Always a gorgeous party! You know how to do it up! Happy birthday, Marlowe!
Best Birthday party ever!! Loved every minute of it and thank you for including me and Olivia!!
What a Beautiful Party filled with love & celebration for your girl! Such fun ideas!
I love all the pics and theme! The cake was perfection. Such great birthday inspo!
What a cool theme! Love the decorations and the cake is to die for!
Absolutely lovely! What an amazing theme for your amazing daughter. Love that this theme could work for any age, but fitted Marlowe’s 5th Birthday to a tee!