On Saturday we celebrated Georgia Grace's third birthday with a cheerleader tailgate party! Cheerleading is one of her favorite things right now and she decided a cheerleader themed party would be fun. From that we ran with the tailgate idea and it was my favorite party to plan thus far! I only wish the weather had been more favorable so we could have used the yard and the boys could have played football, but it was still an extra fun day celebrating our girl!
It is just a fact that her birthday parties will be a large event until she is older and gets into more of a friend sleepover party age. We have a big family and I always invite all of her preschool friends plus our church friends and just regular friends. There is no way to shorten the guest list until she is older so big blowouts are how we roll.
My friend Sara made the party invitations and they were perfect. I think the cheerleader cartoon even looks like GGH!
Good morning, birthday party girl! It's your day to celebrate! In unrelated news, we are still in our crib. She asked us one time "How do I get out of here?" and we told her to wait for Mommy or Daddy to come get you and that was it. So we are riding it out until she expresses interest in a big girl bed. She is happy, safe and sleeps well in her crib-why mess up a good thing? :)
Cousin Payton came over to help with some party prep Saturday morning. She couldn't be at the party so she joined us for the pre-festivities. So thankful for her and how she loves my babies!
Tailgate time! We actually lucked out with the rain because it rained before and after but not a drop during the party. We still moved the food into the garage to be safe but it was nice being outside for sitting and using the bouncy house.
I found the football field tablecloths at Walmart for $1! Mom borrowed the pom poms from the high school (she is a high school teacher). I made the utensil/straw holders out of empty cans and everything else we had and reused.
Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, pigs in a blanket, chips, fruit, cupcakes and cake were on the menu.
My small, easy craft project for the party-pom pom cupcakes. Georgia Grace helped make them so they were made with extra love.
Sweet cheerleaders and sports fans sitting at the kid's tables.
"Cheerleader cheerleader rah rah rah"
I love my spirited girl!
Her Ma got her an official cheerleader outfit as an early birthday gift. It has the bodysuit, bloomers and pom poms. She was ready for a sideline!
A classic picture of Georgia. She plays with her ears all the time. Sometimes it is because she is sleepy, sometimes she's excited, sometimes she's nervous. This is a very common sight for her ;)
Sweet Jack boy enjoyed being loved on and passed around all afternoon.
He sported his best UK attire for the party.
Four Porters enjoying the festivities. I loved that nearly all our party people participated in wearing their favorite team colors.
Her favorite part of the party-having "Happy Birthday" sung to her. Her face and expression was just pricless.
The sweetest dimples I ever did see.
Our big three year old. Love her so much!
Three years of celebrating our girl. I can't believe how much she has grown. We have had pumpkin patch, fall festival and cheerleader tailgate parties. The partying is more fun each year as she gets older and her personality grows.
I'm blessed with the best family to do life with.
Her sweet friends and cousins ready to party. Lots of UK/Butler County blue in our crowd :)
My favorite picture from the day. While I was gone to get extra plates she snuck a spoon from the container and started eating icing right off the cake! Oh well, it's her birthday and she can eat icing if she wants to :)
Bouncy house fun! She had two requests for her party-cake and a bouncy house. I can handle that.
She very thoroughly opened and examined each gift. I know it tested the other kid's patience but I was proud of her for showing interest in all her gifts.
She decided to read one of the books she opened HA! We saved the rest for later.
She even tried some of them out for quality :)
To go with her cheerleader outfit she received her own "Georgia" megaphone.
She thought telling everyone thank you in her megaphone was hilarious!