Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday Girl !

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Dahlia is 8 !!!

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My buddy Helen gave me ths suggestion for a birthday theme. And I loved it!!! So did Dahlia.

So, I set up a studio space, under the sky light in the loft and hoped for some sun. It rained and was dark all day but I set up some lights and we had ourselves a ball.

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The girls were workin' it!!! I thought Dahlia and her bff Angel were the only ones who knew what to do when a camera is in their face.

But all these girls had their best "Diva" attitudes with them and they really knew what to do.

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We spent over 2 hours just making up and dressing up and dolling up and poseing. (Is that a word?)

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I kept hearing little shrieks of "oh Dahlia....this is the best party ever.....can we come back every Saturday.....I just love your house..........."

I had to was so cute. And Dahlia lapped it up.

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I got no other shots but this cupcake shot because part of the loot bag was a picture of each diva ( mean - party attendee) was an edited image of each little darlin'.

So while each girl decorated their own picture frame I was busy downloading some 3oo images and finding the perfect one for each girl. I then edited them and printed them up, along with a few group shots for each girl (on my new - oh, I love it - grovey photo printer).

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So, while I was busy at the computer, I only heard total glee from Dahlia's little birthday gang.

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My big girl is 8!!!!

And how we love her!


Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday, Dahlia!

Oh, what a sweet and utterly neat idea for her 8th birthday party! :)

Briana's Mom said...

What an amazing fun party! Love all the gorgeous pics! What a fantastic party idea. :D

Heather said...

Hi Wanda! New to your blog! So happy to be here! Dahlia is gorgeous!! Happy 8th birthday! Hope she has a phenomenal year! Eight really is great!

Marla said...

Oh how ridiculously fun and creative!! I love it!! Happy Birthday to your little beauty! I always forget how close in age that she and my Jaden are.

M3 said...

Happy birthday Dahlia!!! Wow, eight! So glad you had a whopping fun party. :-)

Dita said...


That is an absolutely BRILLIANT idea!! Your upstairs loft is perfect for a studio (I should know!) I cannot believe how adorable all the shots are of each of the girls and the group shot is priceless! You must have kicked it into high gear to edit all those images for them to walk out with. You are the COOLEST Mama EVER!

I can't wait to show WonderBoy these pictures....and I have to say, Dahlia looks 12 in some of them!

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Dahlia, we love you oooooddddlllleeeesss!

Dita and the Darlings

I just love my photo printer too!
Look at that little Dita Wannabe with the dark hair crossing her legs in the bottom left of that collage....she cracks me UP!

Gail said...

Happy Birthday Dahlia!!! Looks like you had the BEST party...EVER! You mom is amazing and incredibly creative to think of this...

Love this idea Wanda, the girls obviously had a blast, as I'm sure you did too!

8 is one great age in my opinion... :)


Tina Michelle said...

THat looks amazingly fun! Happy Birthday Dahlia!

Susan said...

Happy 8th birthday Dahlia! Great party theme. I need to come up with a new one for Cara-Li. Planned a ski party but she broke her arm yesterday :(

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Birthday Dalia! Wow did you have your hands full. Love that idea. I bet those girls were beyond excited to play along. I hope you were able to enjoy yourself between taking photos, editing and printing. It's amazing what we do for our little ones isn't it?


Lisa said...

Oh Wanda, you just outdid yourself again! What a brilliant suits you to a suits the pretty birthday girl and it suited all the other darling gals too!

Glam-a-licios fun!!

Happy happy HAPPY birthday to your sweet girl!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness Wanda! This looks like the MOST amazing and fabulous party EVER! I love that you did this! The girls look like they had a PERFECT time.

Tell me more about your printer! I love that you are so happy with it!

This post made me smile from ear to ear. I can not believe she is 8! 8 is crazy old! She is perfect and I am so glad you get to be her Mama!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, and PS! Wanda, maybe this could be your business thing! You know how everyone has a specialty? Yours could be child diva parties! how great would that be?

DawnS said...

FUN FUN FUN!!!! What a great party, perfect for that age for sure! Happy Birthday Dahlia! 8 is just sounding so old :( Ry keeps reminding me that she is now closer to 8 than 7!

Lori Lynn said...

What a fabulous party! I bet my almost-8-year-old would love it!

Happy Birthday Dahlia!

Carol and Taylor said...

I'm going to store this little idea for a party, away in my bag of tricks. Happy Birthday, Dahlia!

Terri said...

Your the coolest Mom ever!!! What a great idea for a party! I think I'm going to have to steal that idea one of these days!

A big Happy Birthday to Dahlia!!!! She gets prettier and prettier every day!

Maddy said...

What a great idea! I was thinking about doing something like this for MHP and I'm glad to hear it was a success with your "divas" :) I will definitely have to give this a try in the future! And congrats on the photo printer - you lucky, lucky girl!

Happy Birthday Dahlia!! Glad your birthday was a blast!

Jodee said...

What a fabulous party idea! It looks like the girls had a blast! It's great to be eight!

Leah and Maya said...

Happy Birthday! what a fantastic idea, and how fun! I bet they LOVED taking their pictures home with them.

the greek chinese connection said...

Wanda, I agree with every single comment above.

I'm just so happy I got to be part of it. My Angel had a blast and so did I. Watching the smiles on all their little faces was so precious.

Happy Birthday to our sweet Dahlia...she's just so grown up...sometimes my heart cannot take how quickly time is passing. But I do love all the memories we are building together.

The pink connection ROCKS!!!

Dahlia we love you and adore you.

Wanda you are amazing.

luv u


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...


You completely outdid yourself with this party......OH MY WORD, what a wonderful idea!!

From the looks of these beautiful photos, these girls had a complete ball playing dress up. YEP, they all look like they have a little Diva in them:)

I would gather that you had just as much fun, if not more watching this all transpire behind the lens..... You totally rocked it girl!!

Love every last picture.....and that invitation.....AWESOME!!

Have a wonderful week with your family. So lucky you are on break right now. I would do anythiung for a break:)



Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Almost forgot..... Happy Belated Bday to Miss Dahlia......the most beautiful Diva of the day:)

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to her! You took some awesome bday photos Mom! I LOVE that chair shes sitting in too! So elegant and perfect for portraits!

Mahmee said...

What fun! Those are some fun and fancy photos. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl!

Mama Hen said...

Happy birthday Dahlia! What a fun party! The pictures are fabulous! Happy birthday!

Mama Hen