Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Turtle Rockin' Birthday

They all flock to *Turtle Rock,On Turtle Rock they play !

Shortcake thought Turtle Rock was the perfect place for a birthday party! The waves in the background were made with some wrapping paper we found. We tucked some little cardstock turtles into the waves and hung some Styrofoam turtles like the one above from the light over the table.

I totally recommend making your own party hats! We made ours using these basic instructions. The Professor even joined in by making one for Shortcake's doll.

We had turtle races, too. The kids picked their competitors out of the waves and colored them. First we thought that the slowest should win but then realized how long that could last.

And of course, we had to make a turtle cake. Shortcake fell in love with this one when we were looking for ideas together. Mine had to have big brown eyes though, just like my big brown-eyed girl! Bigboy announced upon seeing it this morning, "I get to eat the head!!!" Um...ok.

Turtle Rock is the perfect place
It’s the perfect place to be.
Turtle Rock it’s not too hot
And it’s not too cool for me!

*If you don't know where to find Turtle Rock, then you need to get yourself to a library or better yet, just order it and you can visit as many times as you want. You will want to, I promise!


  1. Another creative party and a beautiful cake to match it. Happy birthday to Miss Shortcake!

  2. I love it! You could be a party planner for a livin, you're so good at this. Happiest of Birthdays to Shortcake!

  3. So sweet and creative. Love it!

  4. Happy Birthday, Shortcake! Did you have frogs and lizards and snakes as well or did you keep it to friendly turtles?

  5. Oh my goodness.....that is SO GORGEOUS!

    Happy Birthday Shortcake!

  6. Oh My Gosh! I LOVE IT!

    I believe you've held the very first Turtle Rock Birthday Party ever ~ I am honored!

    Love the party hats!

    Rachel Coleman


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