Madeline is TEN!

Whoa now, see that headline?... my stepdaughter turned 10 on the 2nd. Where has the time gone?? I met her when she was a wee little thing (five and not yet even in kindergarten!), which means this is a milestone for me as a stepmom too - I've been in her life for (a few months shy of) half of her life! This may not seem like big or interesting news to others, but it is for me. The significance is huge- this little one stole my heart and I have committed my life to being the best Stepmomma I can be to her. She is an amazing girl and I am proud and honored to wear the title of "Stepmom".

This weekend, we threw her a big birthday bash - the theme this year was a painting party! I'll let the pictures do the talking....

Our "melted crayon art" cake we made
The kids making their initial art

Initial artwork!

Maddie blowing out her candles

10 candles for our sweet girl

Egg paint bombs!!

Collaborative egg bomb painting... SUCH fun to create 

Everyone enjoyed themselves and created some fun art. We munched on mini pizzas, veggies, and snacks. At the end, all the kids went home with an artsy goodie bag (paint, brushes, and a mini canvas) and a paint brush cake pop my mom had made for us. I am so pleased with how fun the party was... definitely one of our best!

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  1. Happy Birthday to your step-daughter. What a great idea for a party!

  2. This birthday party looked great! I also want to host my daughter’s sweet 16 birthday party in such a way and decided to book a local party venue NYC. Would like to use some of these ideas in that. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

    1. That's awesome! Thanks so much for the love and I am so glad I was able to inspire you, Wenni!