Happy 3rd Birthday Princess!

Hi everyone!

Well, last weekend the Princess turned 3! We had just a little family get together. We had been asking the princess what kind of cake she wanted and she kept telling us strawberry and she wanted it to look like a petting zoo. Well, alrighty then! We were all set to make her petting zoo cake. We went to the grocery store to get supplies. While we were walking around, the princess spotted these princess cupcakes. All of a sudden THAT is what she wanted. No strawbery cake, no petting zoo cake. "Puhhhhleeeeze, can I have princess cupcakes?"

Lucky for us, we found 2 dozen of these cupcakes marked down for quick sale. They were cheaper than making her the cake. So, cupcakes is was!








We had our little birthday party at my brother's house. It was just family but, that doesn't mean no food. LOL I don't think my family can have any kind of get together without food!

I made a pasta salad. I used these fun shaped and colored pasta shells. My mom had gotten them for me awhile back and I kept "saving" them for a special occasion. And finally realized every day is a special occasion, especially a 3 year olds birthday!



Chips with some dip is always somewhere among our get together food. I got this package of Chile Con Queso dip mix as a gift at Christmas. Served with tortilla chips. ( nice and spicy!)




My mom made spinach and parmesean cheese pinwheels and a large salad.




You will notice that I used all my finest cheapo plastic dishes. Hey, it was snowy and icy out which means as little breakables to transport as possible! LOL I also made a large crockpot full of sloppy joes.



We all had lots of fun and the princess, as usual, made out like a bandit! Uncle "Honey" (my brother) bought her a new Pink Princess bike with training wheels. She loves it!



Please join me at these fun parties!

Blue Monday

Mosaic Monday

34 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet Princess! The cupcakes looks perfect for a 3 yr old princess.

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  2. Awww, Happy B-Day Princess! Looks like a great time with plenty of fun things to eat! Lovin' the pretty noodles, they scream party:@)

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  3. I love the cupcakes! The Princess has great taste! If you remember I had princess cupcakes for my 60th Birthday! She looks so cute on her new bike! I can't believe she is 3!

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  4. What a fun party! Happy Birthday to your little princess, our little ones are only a few days apart! Those noodles were super cool too! {I find myself doing that too, saving stuff for a "special" occasion} gotta stop that and enjoy it while we can!

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  5. Happy Birthday to the Princess. She is adorable and the cupcakes were so cute. Take care and have a great week.

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  6. Love the funky pasta. All the food and fixings look like they were fit for a princess.

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  7. Darling bike. Happy 3rd birthday to a sweet Princess, who deserves all the cupcakes on the planet!
    I love that age!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  8. Sending birthday wishes to your Princess, she is gorgeous...Have a wonderful week with your Princess!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to THEE Princess! The cupcakes look familar as that is what our Granddaughter picked her last BD! The food looks yummy and I'm sure a good time was had by all..
    ~~HUGS~~

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  10. Happy Birthday to your adorable little princess. We had our share of princess cakes when my daughter was little. At 23 she is still my little princess. Enjoy your time with her, they grow up so fast.

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  11. The cupcakes were meant to be! Happy birthday to the Princess.

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  12. Those spinach and parmesan cheese spirals look yummy. What a lovely party. Lucky girl!

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  13. Definitely a party fit for a princess!! I'd have picked those cupcakes out too!!! She's precious!!! Love the pasta and ALL the food looks delish!!!

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  14. Wow! She did make out like a bandit! LOL! She looks like a very happy girl. All of your party food looks so delicious. I love the idea of using the cute pasta for a birthday party too. Great idea!

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  15. Happy Birthday to the Princess. Tell her as a gift I'll be sending snow!
    Of course that means she can't ride the fabulous bike outside soon...
    Family and fun and that festive pasta (have not seen that around here) what more could a Princess ask for?

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  16. Happy birthday to the Princess. The cupcakes looked yummy and I love pinwheels.
    Glad that everyone had fun and food.
    Have a great day.

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  17. Food for stomach is good! When it comes to food for thought, consider helping her collect and enjoy postcards, stamps...=> early start for general culture. :)

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  18. Howdy Diann
    Oh my happy 3rd birthday to your sweet princess. Already a girl after my heart with her thrifty change of plans to go with cupcakes :)
    Happy Blue Monday to you and yours.
    Your foodie images are fantastic ,making me hungry just lloking at them .
    Thank you for sharing this beutiful moment with us and may the little princess have many more special birthdays to enjoy.
    Blessings for the rest of the week
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  19. That sounds like a perfect party for a princess.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

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  20. That food looks delicious! I'm kinda disappointed that I didn't get to see what a strawberry petting zoo cake looks like! ;) Happy Birthday to your princess!

    Kelly

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  21. The food looks awesome. What adorable pasta. I didn't even know they made pasta like that.What a wonderful birthday party your little one had!
    Really like your blog!

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  22. Happy Birthday to the princess! It looks like you had a great party, and I adore that pasta. Diann, I've never seen anything like that before. WOW! It's so pretty, and all of the food looked delicious. And the princess is as pretty as can be and looks happy with her party. The perfect recipe for a great day!

    Speaking of which, Happy Blue Monday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  23. Happy Birthday to the Little Princess! Looks and sounds like she had a wonderful party! The pasta was perfect for her party!

    ~ Tracy

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  24. aww...Happy Birthday to the Princess! The pasta is darling. And nothing but the princess cupcakes would do for such a sweet little girl! Isn't it funny how our kids just know what they want? Glad you had a great party.

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  25. Happy Birthday to your darling little Princess, Diann! How much fun. It was only about 15 years ago when my son celebrated his 3rd birthday. LOL... time does fly by.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  26. All the foods look so wonderful, and the cupcakes are deliciously tempting!

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  27. How precious she is...and loved! Everything looks wonderful and I know you had fun! Happy birthday to a pretty princess! ♥

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  28. Wow happy birthday to your sweet little princess!! The food looks very yummy!!
    Blue Monday

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  29. Princess looks adorable on her new bike...Happy Birthday Princess!

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  30. Awwww, she is so adorable! Happy, happy birthday to your sweet princess!

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  31. Belated Happy birthday to Princess! She is so pretty and so adorable! What a fun party! The food looks delicious and the colored pasta and cupcakes look so beautiful...Christine

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  32. Happy Bday or belated bday to your little princess! I can see why she would like those cupcakes, they look delish! So does all the other food.

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  33. Happy Birthday to your princess.

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