Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to You {A Rooftop Party for a Little New Yorker}

This shark-themed birthday party was absolutely darling. Manhattan mommies go all out, and I love it.  My favorite party elements included the darling favors, the fabulous homemade cake, and the fishing game, which was a childhood favorite of mine.  I also loved the simple kids activities like the soccer goals and the tunnel, and the kids loved them too!  

One thing this party lacked was presents, which was absolutely genius.  The "no gifts" request meant no new treasures for this family's NYC apartment (let's face it, they're all small!), and the gifts that came from mom and dad and grandparents later were even more special. It also put the emphasis on the celebration rather than the gifts. I'm definitely going to start implementing this! 

This birthday boy seemed to have the best day ever at the center of it all.  Which is exactly how it should be when you're turning three.
 




  


 


 

 



 
 

 


 








(apparently one was enough)

The End (you suburbanites have no idea how easy you have it when it comes to al fresco gatherings)


5 comments:

Alisha said...

Absolutely adorable party- love your pictures- and dang! They have twins too?! Busy mama! :)

Megan and Ben said...

What a fun party for Henry - and all the lucky guests! Thanks for giving me a front row spectator spot at the party. Loved seeing Tiff and Gib doing their thing in their element. Seeing Tiffs smile,and her beautiful family, and even the party favor name cards (her handwriting) made me miss her even more. Thanks for sharing.
-meg

Brooke said...

They have grass on the roof?! Everything about this party was pretty amazing. THEN I saw the picture of the twins. Seriously you guys must have extra chromosomes there in that city!

Tiffany said...

Love you Meg! Lesley Thank you SO much!!! Love your photography!

Melanie said...

I loved this! It was so fun to see Tiffany, Gib and their darling boys.

We've always done 'no gifts please'. It's the only way to go.