A Party in Paris

My cute little niece Nina turned 8, so my sister Heather planned a Paris party to celebrate! She asked Brad and I to dress up in some of our past Halloween costumes for a surprise guest appearance, and of course we accepted. You know us, we’ll take any excuse to get in costumes! We snuck in the front door as the kids were in the basement. I stood in the family room ready for my act, as Brad slipped into the pantry. <— What a good sport! The girls came upstairs, and the look on Nina’s face when we locked eye contact was priceless. I had such a hard time not busting up laughing! My short performance was basically made up on the spot, but I think the little ones enjoyed it. They went around showing their best Mime impressions after. πŸ™‚ Then came my favorite part of the party, when Brad bursted out of the pantry with a Mrs. Doubtfire voice:
But can you believe all the work Heather put into this party? Look at that mural the size of her wall! And how cute is that birthday cake made of crepes!? Talent I tell ya, Talent.
To see more of Heather’s amazing birthday parties, take a peek at her blog.


  1. April 24, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    ok, cutest birthday party ever!
    and i'm lovin your costumes! so cute!

  2. April 24, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    so adorable, as always! you guys are the best!

  3. April 24, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Have I mentioned how great you two are?

    What a party! Clearly the creative gene runs in your family πŸ™‚

  4. April 24, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    WOW! I feel so warm and joyous after reading your blog. That birthday party was probably the cutest thing I've seen, props to your sis for making that happen!
    You & your hubby are beyond precious. I can't even handle it. If you want to be like my life coach or long distance mentor pen pal, please know I would gladly accept. You seem like such a wonderful human being!
    Enjoy your day & Thanks for the post!
    Rebecca <3

  5. April 24, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    sooo cute!!! What a fun party! πŸ™‚
    Brad did a great job haha!
    your sister is talented! What a fun memory for your cute niece πŸ™‚

    oh and the little boy shooting the spider webs. soooo darling

  6. April 24, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    Aww she looks so happy! πŸ™‚ Everything looks stunning and like so much fun!

    I really admire the way youΒ΄re docummenting your life. ItΒ΄s just so creative and positive, and I can tell you really enjoy it!

    Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  7. April 24, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    Sooo now you gotta tell us about y'alls time in Europe!

  8. April 24, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    oK!! Can you guys throw me a party?! This is to DIE for!!

  9. April 24, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, I wish my parties were this cool!

  10. April 24, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    AHHH Haiz!! I have to re-create this party for my future daughter someday. Maybe a Degas ballerina inspired one also??
    Your video in Paris just killed me, I miss it so much! Next time you two go PLEASE let me know!! Loving your posts! keep em comin! xoxo j'taime toujour mon ami!!

  11. April 25, 2013 / 12:04 am

    you're too cute! what a lucky niece πŸ™‚

  12. April 25, 2013 / 12:43 am

    how sweet of you and I'm sure a fun experience to be involved in making the day so special for your niece. πŸ™‚

  13. April 25, 2013 / 4:07 am

    Wow, that was really beautiful and very creative! I'm a big fan of your blog Hailey, greetings from Mexico City πŸ™‚

  14. April 25, 2013 / 5:00 am

    hailey!!!! that paris video may just be my favorite video you two have made, like ever.

  15. April 25, 2013 / 7:10 am

    Hailey…I love you!! Thanks for the shout out, and for being such a FUN auntie and uncle to my little ones!

  16. April 25, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Oh how adorable!! I love your videos and how much you and your hubby smile!! It's always fun to follow the blogs of happy people. Also, that party was adorable. And I might add that you make an beautiful mime!
    Tessa Lynn

  17. April 26, 2013 / 9:15 am

    Brilliant! I love it! πŸ™‚

  18. April 26, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Oh my gosh your video of Paris is the cutest! I am so sick for Paris right now! I need an annual trip!

  19. April 30, 2013 / 4:20 am

    cutest aunt and uncle! love your paris video! so fun!

  20. May 1, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    hahahaha that birthday party is so great

  21. May 8, 2013 / 4:16 am

    Well, that is the cutest idea I have ever seen. I should have done that for me this year! I love it.

    Love, Richelle from Lynn + Lou

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