Since it was Ella's golden birthday this year I had been brainstorming big surprise party ideas but it got tricky. School started way earlier than normal (only 3 days after her birthday!) and we were out of town until the day of her birthday, not to mention half of Katy leaves for the summer to escape the heat. None of my ideas seemed to be working out so I decided to ask Ella her opinion and it was a good thing because she had some ideas of her own. Her best friend Megan's birthday was only a few days after hers and they wanted to invite almost all the same people (from their swim team) so we decide to do a joint party. It ended up being such a fun party and so easy for us moms to put together so it was a win-win :-)! The kids swam, ate, hung out and had a blast...perfect!
I took some nicer photos of the girls before all their guests arrived :-).