Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Better LateThen Never

I'm running quite late these days. As it turned out having a graduation and an open house in the same month as Miss 10's birthday didn't bode all that well for her having a birthday party. I promised her we would get to it once school was out, and we did. It took her a long time to decide who to invite and what to do for her party. In the end she chose a "Red Carpet" theme and we sent out invites and waited for the RSVP's. Apparently in the 10 year old set an RSVP reply isn't mandatory and an invitation is optional. We had one guest show up who wasn't sent an invitation. How does that happen? Fortunately Miss 10 was a gracious hostess and gave up her goodie bag, craft project and dress up extras that we had purchased so that the extra guest could participate. I was very proud of her.

The girls started the party by putting on their red carpet event dress up clothes. In the invitation we specified dress up box clothes, not current dresses that they owned, but still we had a few with just a dress from their closet on. The girls walked the carpet, stopping to pose for the paparazzi (Miss 14 and I) while they snapped photos. Afterwards was a fancy tea party and a craft project for the pictures we took. A spontaneous parachute game took place and then another red carpet event. For this event the girls got to dress each other in specific themes and then I voted on which team won each theme. Naturally I made sure each group won the same amount of times. I'm nothing of not fair, right? After a treasure hunt there was a big wet sponge/water fight until parents showed up to break up the game. Of course I couldn't be left dry during this event, so I ended up nearly as wet as the girls. Fortunately as I was attacked with sponges I had a hose in my hand. Ahem....



2 comments:

DeeAnn said...

This sounds like the best party ever! I wish I could have been around to participate. Fun, fun fun!! I love all the photos. What creative girls they are!!

JO& said...

What a creative birthday party for a wonderful ten year old!!