The table was set to girly precision. Purples, pinks, greens and blues lit the room and danced around the table.
There is no greater thrill for the six year old girl than glass bowls, wrapped in ribbon and filled with candy.
The guests arrived all dressed to the nines. Skirts, dresses, hair bows and even a bit of glitter.
They smiled shyly as they each took a seat around the frilly table.
And at the head? The Birthday girl in a purple shirt, ribbon pinned proudly to her chest.
Cake was served immediately and each girl picked up her fork delicately.
The chatter was quiet and endlessly interrupted by delighted giggles.
And after the cake came the ice cream.
You can’t have a decent ice cream party without it.
Colorful goblets filled with ice cream and topped with more sugar than should be legally allowed raised the decibel level of the room to a new level. High pitched voices joined in a cacophony of silly laughter and girlish banter.
They ate with gusto. Tiny mouths lined in chocolate, fingers sticky, eyes glazed in a sugary daze.
And yet, there they sat so prim, each in her seat with a grin on her face.
When the ice cream was served, the room quieted again as young ones concentrated on eating their delights.
Then one spoke, breaking the silence.
“I need to go to the bathroom,” she said with a grin. “Or I’m gonna fart.”
Cue uncontrollable laughter. Hands clasped over mouths and feet kicking.
And the potty talk commenced as each enjoyed tossing in her own gem of a quote.
They’re so dainty and girly and…
I only got a few pictures of the awesome and girly ice cream party, but my friend Jenni graciously offered to photograph the whole event for me and she got some amazing shots.
I think you should check them out.
Then check out the rest of her site at Avodah Images because she is a spectacular photographer. I’ve heard her say more than once that when she’s looking through a lens she sees God Himself as the world comes into focus. I love her heart and her pictures.
You’ll love her too.
If you’re ever in Florida and want family pictures made, Jenni is definitely your girl. She knows how to capture that one special moment and forever immortalize it for you. What a gift.