I absolutely love birthday parties, and celebrating the birth of my daughter is the best celebration of them all! Theme parties are always a favorite, and for Kennedy’s birthday, we chose a Magical Mad Hatter theme. I have always been fascinated by talented magicians, and Harry Houdini was the original. What better setting for a magical tea party then an estate bearing his name? The grounds are divided into multiple tiers, and each one offers something more unique than the last. The children were entertained by an unbelievable magician and a team of amazing fairies who dressed them in tea party attire and lead them in magical games. Kennedy adored the fairies and has asked they return for her next birthday. While I was toasting Kennedy’s birthday with the adults, the little ones were on a fairy led treasure hunt through the intricate grounds of the estate. The kids had a blast which is the best gift a mother could ever ask for.
This was one of the first exposures Kennedy had to the camera crews, and she was shy when they were around her. At the request of many mothers in attendance, I kept the cameras away from the children as much as possible and therefore the majority of the footage is of the adults.
As I mentioned, my grandmother gave me a ring with a tiny diamond in the middle when I was a little girl. My grandmother is no longer with me, but the ring and beautiful memory remain a part of my life. My childhood experience and the fact that Kennedy loves wearing Mommy’s jewelry inspired me to give her a special piece of her own. She wears her Barbie Rocks necklace on holidays and special occasions, and I hope she will treasure her first piece of jewelry as much as I do mine.
Although the puppy was not an agreed upon gift, he sure is cute! Lots more to come with the little furry fella.