It’s a Flower Party

Happy Birthday Autumn

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers brought in the start of Autumn’s third year of life. We celebrated Autumn’s birthday with plenty of laughs, fun, family, and friends. It was a very simple but perfect occasion for Autumn.

From her strawberry cake breakfast to her favorite Caspar Babypants songs, we aimed to make it her day. She did very well and as soon as everyone left around mid afternoon, she dozed off for 2.5 hours. After naps, we went outside and planted some flowers in the rain.  It is such a joy to see your daughter jump into each little activity and enjoy it how in the planning stages you imagined it all. Today marked the first day of another great year for Autumn.

Here are the many ways we themed Autumn’s party with flowers:

  • Flower Invitations: Laura created flower invitations. Each pedal was rotated open to make a flower.
  • Gifts of flowers: We encouraged our family and friends to give gifts of flowers. Autumn enjoys being outside in the garden planting with Mom. Our friends Jill and Rob did this for their daughter’s party and we thought it was a great idea.
Some flowers received at Autumn's party.
Planting flowers


  • Paper mache Flowers: 20+ paper mache flowers of all different colors decorated our house. My mom and Laura spent a bit of time to create these beautiful flowers. They were great to give to guests as they left. Also, they now add a colorful touch to the kid’s room.
Paper mache flowers


  • Painting Flower Pots: A flower party with planting flowers wouldn’t make sense. Each child received a small flower pot to paint. Once the quick dry paint was dry, flowers were potted for each child to take home.
Autumn with her cousin Kaitlyn
Painting flower pots
Planting flowers


  • Pin the bumblebee or ladybug on the flower: Based on the game pin the tail on the donkey, we made a large flower for children to stick bumblebees and ladybugs on. The kid’s loved it.
Autumn pins the bumblebee
Ethan pins the bumblebee
Eli pins the ladybug on his nose.


  • Musical Flowers: Similar to music chairs, but instead we printed off a bunch of flower pictures and laid them on the ground to create a circle. The kids would run, dance, jump around the circle as the music played. When it stopped, the kids quickly got on a flower. We never removed the flowers (like you may do in musical chairs). The children just loved the anticipation of the music stopping.
Musical flowers
Musical flowers


  • Dirt Cake: My wife hit the spot with this cake. This melts in your mouth. It’s awesome. Crumbled Oreo and sweet filling presented in a flower pot with gummy worms. Perfect! The recipe is found here.
Autumn blowing out candles
Dirt cake
Seriously delicious Dirt Cake


  • Strawberry Flower Cake: Breakfast cake is what this was all about. Autumn was so excited for cake that she insisted on eating this cake for her birthday breakfast. Sure, why not! It was strawberry jello/cake with whip cream and fresh strawberries on top. The recipe is here.
Flower cake with strawberries
Autumn helps making the cake
Cake for her birthday breakfast


Here are other photos from Autumn’s great day.

Happy birthday Autumn
Ethan and Autumn
Three generations
Three generations
Autumn and her Aunt Marylynn






4 thoughts on “It’s a Flower Party”

  1. These are great pictures!!!  I am so jealous… what a fabulous themed birthday party!  Why didn’t I think of that for Morgan?!  She’s turning 9 this year… I don’t think she will fall for it! But I might try anyway for my sake!  hahaha!  🙂
    You both did a great job.  I’m always so impressed with your creativity Brett and Laura!  Ethan and Autumn are very lucky children!

    1. Thanks Stephanie. It was a lot of fun putting together Autumn’s birthday. Laura really does the hard work in creating the theme and finding ideas to use. She is so good at it. I like to follow her lead in putting the “show” on. As long as we have smiles, we must be doing okay!  

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