We sent out invites a few weeks back, and in a wild turn of events, every single girl that we invited was able to come! I had to pull out an extra table at the last minute, but it was so fun to have so many friends to celebrate with. The invite was designed by my sis, Ellen with creative input by Lily.
My children were BEYOND excited and changed into their pajamas the moment they got home from school. They also "helped" setting the table, which included Violet eating SEVERAL donuts from the tops of mason jars.
We had breakfast for dinner with stacks of pancakes including lots of topping options, baked egg cups, bacon, fruit in waffle bowls and mini-cinnamon rolls, with milk and orange juice to drink.
The girls dug in, and most girls' plates looked similar to this. Bring on the sugar coma.
We followed this nutritious fare with birthday cake, waffle cookies and sparkle bark.
(These cookies are just regular sugar cookies baked in a waffle iron and finished off in the oven, then dipped in glaze and sprinkles.)
After dinner and dessert, we headed downstairs to watch the Parent Trap. (The Lindsey Lohan version, which Lily referred to as the "one where they look like girls the whole time," since in the Hayley Mills version they cut the hair so short.😂) There was a Popcorn Bar awaiting the girls, and Lily had styled the room with stuffed animals and blankets from around the house.
(notice the snake and slipper styling . . .)
Watching the movie with a group of young girls was pretty entertaining, and they all were roundly grossed out by the kissing at the end. We headed back upstairs to open presents and wait for parents!
This group of girls was so sweet and polite! They were almost all dropped off and did really well. We sent them all on their way with a cookie to remind them of our love!
As always, I really do love to throw a party, and I especially love to celebrate my precious children. Happy Birthday, Lily. We love you so very much.
To see past Spenst birthday parties - click here!