For the girls' birthday party, I wanted to have a musical theme because of Melody's name and because Miriam in the Bible led the Israelite women out with a song and tambourine (Exodus 15:20-21). I came up with the idea to make a cd as the birthday invitation. I looked up lyrics on a Christian lyrics site to find songs that had the word "melody" in it. So the title of the cd ended up being "Miriam's Melody."
I always try to make the food match my theme for the party.
Jambalaya - because of the song "Jamabalaya" but after the party Luke told me that I had it because it had "jam" in it. White beans - beans, beans, the "musical fruit"
Bugles and symphony bars
Kitkat keyboard - I saw this idea on the internet. I used the white chocolate and dark chocolate kitkats. We even had 88 keys.
The solfege table...you know DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, TI, DO!
DO-ritos, RE-zins (chocolate & yogurt raisins), MI-so dip with "bell" peppers, FA-lafel chips with "hum"mus
Mini chocolate cupcakes shaped like a musical note and Melody's cake shaped like a quarter note because it gets "1" beat and sprinkled with candy pearls because her middle name is Pearl.
We made the microphone cupcakes into the shape of a "7" for Miriam.
Melody with her cake and big sister Micah blew out the candle for her
Melody wasn't too interested in her cake. I don't think she liked the texture of the pearls.
Some other random shots
I need to hire a photographer for the party because by the time the party comes around I'm too tired to take pictures. I just want to visit and fellowship with everyone that's at the party. So my pictures were not that great! I guess I just need to take them before everyone gets there.
At least Ms Sherry took some of the party too