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Easter/Birthday Party

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This year, we decided to celebrate Finnegan and Ellis’s birthdays on Easter. Katie was in charge of decor and dessert…and we hosted the party and did the meal. The day worked out really well and the weather cooperated perfectly. We had around 45 people, and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. My oldest brother Brandon, thankfully, brought his bounce house which entertained the children for 5 straight hours. We had 12 kids under 6 years old, so we were in need of lots of entertainment.

As I said before, Katie did the decorations and the dessert. You can see her pictures and blog post here. She took some really nice pictures of the kids playing and of the adorable desserts she made. She spent hours decorating the cake and cookies, making the cheesecakes and stuffing easter eggs. I didn’t get any pictures of the Easter egg hunt, but the kids sure loved it!

Our major accomplishment for the party was the braided and smoked pork tenderloin that Paul spent Saturday making. We decided to work ahead of the party this time, so we made mashed potatoes, cut up carrots and other veggies and prepared the meat. Everything turned out wonderful and we were less stressed because it was basically done before the day even started. Big plus for us!

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Here is the braided and smoked pork tenderloin. I will post exactly how we did it in the near future. It was delicious.

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Paul preparing the meat.

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The salads and appetizers.
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The adorable birthday babies. I can’t believe my baby is already 6 years old!!! Their uncle is photo bombing the picture as you can see.

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Party people and enjoying the birthday lunch!

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The gift opening.

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Katie’s adorable sign for the party.

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The dessert table on the deck.

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Cool table liner with the kids names.

Check out Katie’s website to see more pictures.

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