Posted by: little sprout creations
August 16, 2011
A month before Rory Kate’s due date, I took Leah out for a very special day (filled with donuts and ice cream and build-a-bears) to celebrate her last month before sisterhood. We called it “sisters’ day” and decided that we’d celebrate it each year, at some point in August. We found out this year that there actually is a sisters’ day, and it’s even at the beginning of August. How absolutely perfect.
This year, we invited all of Leah’s fellow big sisters (and their little sisters and brothers – and even one big-sister-to-be!) over for an ice cream sundae party. Leah chose the colors (pink, pink and more pink) and helped out by putting invitations in envelopes, picking out ice cream toppings, choosing favors for her friends, helping with set up, and even helping with clean up. She’s a great buddy, and Rory Kate is so lucky to have her as a big sister.
Since we only had a few invitations to send, I splurged for the extra postage and made a square invitation. Super simple and perfectly pink.
We decorated the table with tissue poms galore, including two tissue pom garlands. Leah was able to help with some of the pom fluffing, which she really loved.
We set up the table with our ice cream (pre-scooped and re-frozen for easy serving) and toppings (pink m&ms, pink coconut, piroulines, and white chocolate chips.) We dipped waffle cone bowls in pink candy melts for an extra special yummy pink touch.
We served strawberry and chocolate-raspberry sauce in easy-to-squirt bottles with sweet little labels.
I mixed up some strawberry italian sodas for the mommies (sparkling water, half and half, strawberry syrup) with frozen strawberries as ice cubes. So yummy on a nice warm day.
Leah picked out some pink purses and awesome juice boxes for her friends. We also put together some string and fruit loops for the big sisters to make necklaces with.
To top it off, we listened to a great playlist of all “sister” songs. So, so fun.