We just had the joint birthday party. Given that the girls birthdays are only 2 days apart I have made the executive decision that they will each get a birthday outing of their choice with 1 friend and a joint birthday party with family. Marla chose to go to the Minnesota Children's Museum for her birthday outing and we used that as Leah's outing as well. Maybe next year Leah can pick her own outing. We had an Under the Sea themed party....thank you Pinterest! Check out the pics:
General Decorations. Wall of pictures from the past year were attached to a fishing net. Marla won't let me take it down.
Close up of the food. Wal-Mart made the cake. Pretty cute huh! The Clams were so yummy. I bought store bought cookies and blue icing and just added a little Meringue Powder to make it a little stiffer.
I used my Silhouette to create this little scene.
Garland was created with the Silhouette as well. Cut all the circles out of double sided paper and ran them through the sewing machine. Honestly this was the cheapest and quickest garland I have ever made ($1.92)
Here is a close up of the fish lantern.
The table decorations. I spray painted a bunch of shells and beads from the Dollar Store.
Of course the birthday beauties!
Thank you Pinterest peeps for all the ideas.