Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We celebrated Emery turning four a few weeks ago, and I sometimes find myself still calling her a three year old. I wonder if it's due to me wishing she still was that age because another year closer to turning the big five seems too surreal. With another birthday comes new phases, and new challenges, but also new adventures, and new experiences. As a mom, I feel like the seasons of motherhood change rather quickly and rather swiftly without me even realizing it in the moment. Then, bam it hits me all at once and I'm aware of the change taking place and I'm constantly learning how  to embrace it with open arms as nothing ever stays the same for our family. Not even the ages of our once babies.

For Emery's party we threw a "forest fairy party" using a neutral color pallet of white, gold, and natural elements like greenery, twig pencils, and floral crowns. I used mainly things we already had on hand, with a few new items thrown in the mix. I set everything up the day before the party with the exception of the greenery. since I knew it'd all wilt quickly, I saved gathering it all up until right before the party started. The kiddos and I foraged vines and branches from around our yard that we then tied twine around  and hung up on the walls using gold thumb tacks.  Watching Em's face light up as she spotted the perfect vine really was the sweetest, and I couldn't help but smile a little too. Letting Emery have a say in even the smallest details really added a touch of magic I think.

Celebrating Emery with our family and friends is always a gem, and I treasure the vibrant sounds of chatter and belly laughs that filled the whole house that day.

Cheers to a year of teaching Emery how to write her letters, impromptu dance parties, pizza nights, ice cream dates, playing with dinosaurs in the dirt, clipping roses from our flower beds, reading alice in wonderland at bedtime, jamming out to anything and everything on the radio, and giving the beloved puffalump her "baths" when she starts smelling loved.

I have a feeling this year is going to be pure bliss. I just know it, and I plan on soaking every second of it up, filing it under the "I never want to forget this" tab.

Items Already Had

Swan Vase/Planter // thrifted

Small Latte Bowl // Anthropologie

Little Fawn Figurine // Hobby Lobby

Bubbles // Leftover from our wedding

Cake Stand // H&M Home

Burlap Table Runner // Hobby Lobby

Jute Rug // Tuesday Morning

White Wire Basket (used for holding unwrapped gifts) // Target

Buffet Cart // IKEA

Modern Child's Chair // Hobby Lobby

Large Square Planter // CB2

Items Bought:
Twig Pencils (party favors) // Amazon

Fairy Wings (party favors) // Amazon

Wooden Cutlery // Amazon

Plant Based Plates // Amazon

Floral Gift Wrap // TJ Maxx

Floral Crowns // DIY

Emery's Wearing:
Fairy Wings // Pottery Barn Kids

Lace Dress // Thrifted

Sandals // Saltwater Sandals


  1. what a beautiful birthday. amanda! you're so amazing. I adore your ability to make new and old items go together flawlessly and the meaningful ways you include your angels. I wish I were at her fourth birthday party - I have yet to make one. but one day, we will reunite our kids and have a BLAST. love you, your blog and all of your decor.. but mostly you!

    1. Thank you, Linds! I so wish you could have been there too! We miss you lots! I love YOU!



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