As we have in years past, instead of putting balloons on the front of the house to signal 'this is where the party is', I use my silhouette and some black vinyl to decorate our front porch stairs with a birthday message.
For Grace's 3rd birthday, an arts and crafts birthday, the stairs simply said, 'Happy Birthday Grace'. Her guests posed, with fake mustaches, using the stairs as another prop for pictures.
For each of her parties, I have enjoyed incorporating the front of our stairs into the decorations. Not only does it set the tone for her party but it has also made for a memorable photo each year.
No matter how different Grace's birthday have been, or how much she has changed over the years, I have to smile that the one thing that hasn't changed is Grace remains barefoot.