Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stick a fork in ME...

I'm DONE! The party last night was a huge hit and so much fun but oh so tiring. I was asleep before 10:30 and that is highly on like me. Anyway, her party theme was a "pretend" sleepover so no one actually slept at our house. I got the idea from a friend from church. Basically you do all the sleepover type activities then you send the girls home to sleep in their own beds. GG had 9 friends come so there was a total of 10 little girls...oh the level of noise was UNreal. I will boil the night down for you. They all got to our house about 4pm right after school was over. They came in and started to changed into their jammies. I laid out two sleeping bags in the living room and they all brought their pillows. I gave them a few blankets and put on Sleeping Beauty. I left to go get the pizzas and crazy bread. I left my helpers in charge while I was gone. There were 3 of them here so I knew it was under control. I got back with the food and the girls got a plate of food and took it back into the living room for a picnic dinner while watching the movie.
Once everyone was done eating we got down to girly business. Three of the girls did hair and me and my friend did nails. The hair took longer to do, of course! While we were waiting for all the girls to get beautified they played the hand clapping games. That is when the noise level went through the roof. As the last girl was getting done they started doing pyramids...too funny.

And here is a picture of the girls hair all done up pretty!
J came home with the other three kids and we did cake and ice cream followed by gift opening. Before we were even done opening gifts moms were starting to come to pick up the girls. I heard a few of them say that they didn't want to leave=succeesful birthday party.

This morning we got up and cleaned up from last night as I was too worn out to do it then and started getting ready for the family coming over to celebrate GG's 8 years on this big ole earth. I made lunch today instead of ordering we had baked mostacholi, ceasar salad, rolls, and pretzel salad (grandma made that!). Then we opened presents and had cake and ice cream. Everyone left around 2pm and we left for a friend's birthday party around 3pm. Like I said stick a fork in ME...I'm so done!

This little girl made out like a bandit. She got from her friends party; a gift card to Toys R Us, gift card to Walgreens, gift card to Limited 2, and a gift card to Culvers, she got a High School Musical water bottle, blanket, and bucket set, Hannah Montana shirt, friendship bracelet kit, HM key chain and coin purse, pajamas with matching socks, polly pocket horse ranch set, webkinz and webkinz outfit, puppy in my pocket (never heard of these before), gumball machine, note cards, finger nail polish set, gum, tic tacs, money to buy a webkinz, and a purse with American girl doll soap, lotion and glitter perfume. See she got spoiled! It was complete chaos opening the gifts that I have to watch her video to find out who gave her what so that she can write thank you cards! Then today she got from her family party; 3 shirts, a dress, shirt and leggin set, 1200 stickers, stickers and tatoo set, American Girl doll book, 5 books in the series that she is addicted too from our Family Christain Bookstore, a precious moments 8 year old figurine, bubble gum tape, two mini webkinz (so excited about them), and what she calls her favorite gift....(from her mom and dad)



A NEW BIKE!!!

Dear Birthday Girl,
Your daddy and I have enjoyed these last 8 years with you. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. We thank God for you daily. I really hope you had fun at your birthday parties. I want you to know how special you are to us and what a joy you have been to us. We love you so much sweet little girl...never stop being you. You are so loved!

8 comments:

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh my goodness your last "letter" brought a tear to my eye. Why does that happen to Mommies? I love the idea of a pretend sleepover. How much fun, especially for that age. The girls look so cute!

Tracey said...

She looks so happy! Glad the parties went so well. And take a break today, ok? You must be exhausted!!

Kristin said...

Fun, fun, fun! Tonya, You're such an awesome mom!! GG knows she's loved, not just 'cause you "throw" parties...that's just icing on the cake (no pun intended)!!! What great b-day memories she'll have. You guys are just party animals!!! As far as "taking" a breath...just a lil' one...'cause it'll be no time and you'll be throwing another party...ha-ha!

Kari said...

Ahhhh . . . now I understand "pretend sleepover." Darn it. I wish I'd read your blog before making plans for our upcoming bday celebration for Thing 1. I don't know when GG's actual special day is, but Happy Birthday to a very lucky girl, indeed! Cassidy's big day is on the 28th . . . my baby will be 10!!!!! Where did the time go???

hestermom said...

Looks like tons of fun!! What series is she reading?? The bike is awesome!

Happi said...

You did an awesome job, Tonya! So glad it was fun! If I had girls, I would totally copy this idea. Way to go!

Tonya said...

She is reading the series called The cul-de-sac kids by Beverly Lewis. She loves these books they are chapter books with about 75 pages. She will read one in about an hour and a half. She also checked out the Too Smart Jones series from our church library.

KC said...

Looks like it all went really well and they all had a good time.
Sweet Pea turns 7 on Thursday and is having a sleepover party on Friday.. Thankfully she isn't like her big sister who use to do sleep over with 25 girls LOL.. we will only have 4 over so it should be nice and easy.