Winter Wonderland Birthday Party

Yesterday I had the fun task of photographing a sweet friend’s birthday party.  Living in Phoenix, we don’t see snow very often (or ever), so they had the idea of making a “winter wonderland” in the park with fake and real snow for the kids to play with.

We set up a felt background with fake snow for a photo booth with a basket of mittens, scarves and hats.

Then we got out the “real” snow (from the snow cone place).  The kids had a blast making snowballs!

Leila was most interested in eating the snow.

My favorite quote of the day was from one of the kids yelling, “Mom, it’s REAL snow from the store!”

For lunch, we had little peanut butter sandwiches, yogurt tubes, applesauce and fruit for the kids.  The adults ate chef salad and croissant sandwiches.  My sweet friend Toni brought along some oil and vinegar so I could have a totally gluten-free salad.

After lunch, we celebrated the birthday girl with cake pops and presents.

What a fun party!  And a great way to break in my new camera.

  • Emily W November 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    What a fun theme! And you know how I love a theme party. May have to steal that someday. Great pics too!

  • Shelah Phillipsen November 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    What a fun day for the kids and adults alike. Such a fun idea. Love the pictures.

    What kind of camera did you buy, I am looking for a new one. I love the way it takes pictures.

    • inspiredrd November 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks Shelah! I bought a Canon Rebel T3. It’s refurbished so I got it for a good price, plus I had a coupon code from

  • Becca November 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    That’s adorable! And the look on her face when opening the video is priceless!!

    Tell the truth… were you sweating?!?

    • inspiredrd November 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Haha, actually it wasn’t bad but I did sweat a little 🙂

  • Beth November 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    This is deliciously joyful 🙂

  • Kristen November 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    That is quite possibly the cutest idea for a birthday party, ever! Love it!

  • Stephanie November 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    SUCH a wonderful idea for an Arizona party.

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