There was some hand-wringing over the rain early that afternoon, but right around 2, (as if on cue), the skies cleared away huffy rainclouds and the sun shone on London and her guests all day long.
detail photos on left by Jessie Matz; others by lauren de rosa
London, of course, was a blur, and in between womanning the popcorn maker and checking on fuses, I barely caught the little fireball in action. But there was everything you could want at a kid's party. Pony rides, and all of the pony’s friends – geese, camels and lamas, a baby cow and baby goats. We had fun painting faces, spinning cotton candy and of course, popping the popcorn, and did I mention there was a superb live band playing bluegrass tunes that kept us rollicking into the early evening? This party came complete let me tell ya! Great tasting hot dogs and hamburgers and vanilla cupcakes that just melted in your mouth. And a sweets table that just made you want to jump in.
You can tell I and everyone else there had a great time. I have to say a zoo party really brings kids into their element. Their peaceful, yet rambunctious and free-wheeling spirits really gives you a shot of joy. Lots of smiles, lots of good times, and I only saw a kid trying to climb the bunting pole once. Success! Oh, and the birthday girl was downright darling.
photos by lauren de rosa
You only turn 2 once and you certainly had a great kickoff to two London!
Happy Birthday sweetheart!