It has been a while since I have posted photos from one of Anne’s parties. That’s because it has been a while since she has hosted a party. Well, if you consider eight months to be a while, that is.
Longtime followers of my blog have likely seen a number of posts with snapshots from one of my sister-in-law’s themed parties. She’s an absolute party planning pro and goes all out with decorations and food. This particular party was a very “sweet” occasion.
For the past few years, Anne’s daughter, who just turned six, has chosen her own birthday party theme. This year, she picked Strawberry Shortcake. If you have no idea what that is, you’re not alone.
Mr. Handsome thought the them meant that his niece likes strawberry shortcake and wanted to have it served at her party. Little did he know that there is an entire book series, and now a TV show, centered around a character known as Strawberry Shortcake.
The party was a lot of fun. It was outdoors on a hot day, and the invite list was limited to mostly family and a few close friends. Everyone was very respectful of each other, and the party did not go against the guidelines set by the state for gatherings.
Anne and her husband just moved, and their new house has a pool. They went back and forth on whether to keep the pool or fill it in, but the ultimately decided to keep it, which is great news for us! All the benefits of having a relative with a pool but none of the upkeep.
The few families with little kids swam in the pool before eating pulled pork sandwiches. It’s a surprisingly large pool, so families were able to stay in their own little corners.
Let’s get one more look at the cake. Anne made a “naked cake,” a term that I have heard many times but one that is new to Mr. Handsome. Let’s just say that he had a numer of new experiences at this party. It was also his first time eating a cupcake with pink frosting. I guess it was good preparation in case we ever have a daughter.