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harrison + henry's birthday party • midland, tx


A few months ago I got to photograph brothers Harrison and Henry, who were soon to turn 3 and 1, respectively. Then, just a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling to Midland to document their super special combined birthday party.

Harrison loves firetrucks and everything to do with them- so they brought in a vintage firetruck, and an actual working firetruck for the kids to explore. The tables were decorated with firemen memorabilia, and Harrison even got to play in a custom-built, 2-story firehouse. In addition, they created 7 other playhouses (an art studio, doctor's office, and general store, to name a few)- complete with furnishings appropriate for each and roads to make the little city complete.

Henry was dressed in a custom-made vintage inspired onesie, perfectly fitting with his Peter Rabbit theme. As friends perused the rows of planted herbs and cabbage, he got to have some one-on-one at the petting zoo (from Sprayberry Corrals & MiniPals), which featured a miniature pig, ducklings, rabbits, goats, and a minihorse. 

The kids weren't forgotten when it came to the food, either- they were offered a choice of chicken nuggets in chinese take-out boxes, mac and cheese, potato salad, and coleslaw served up in jars, or brisket. Each custom cake perfectly fit the theme, as did each of the favors, right down to the "firemen rope" licorice and "carrots" made out of Goldfish crackers.

The gorgeous cakes and were put together by Leslie Rabenaldt, of All Occasions Cakes. All the fabulous details and event planning are the product of Shellie Alvarado with You're Invited By Shellie. They pulled everything together so seamlessly. I loved getting to be a part of this special day! Enjoy the photos!