Monday, April 04, 2011

How To Have The BEST 8th Birthday EVER!

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Step 1: Build a runway. Oh yes, the best "Sweet & Sassy" style parties MUST have a runway. Borrow curtains from a friend and ask Daddy to build a small platform. Cover it in fabric and the more twinkle lights the better. (You also might want to lock the cat in a room because they will attack the fabric and twinkle lights.)

Step 2: Invite your friends, but also invite your Gee and Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Bonnie's friend Jenny too. This is very important. These girls got glamore skills and they will doll the guests up. Gee does nails, Jenny does SPARKLE make-up, and Aunt Bonnie will style everyone's hair however they wish. (special note: girls with straight hair will want theirs curly, and girls with curly will want it straight.)

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Step 3: Make fascinators for as your party craft and TUTUs are the awesome-est party favor. Okay, so the fascinators might not want to stay in your guests hair, but you can quickly turn them into corsages or add them to the waist band of your tutus.

Step 4: Turn the DANCE station on Pandora and R.O.C.K.I.T.O.U.T!! OH YEAH!! (group hugs are a must)

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Step 7: Choreograph a sweet show for the parents when the return at pick up time. And your group routine should have a conga line, best friend catwalk pairings, and individual pose striking too.

Step 6: Take lots of photos and video! A video mash up of the party photos and videos makes for a really special thank you note.

18 comments:

Barbara Collins said...

That party is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

mairedodd said...

looks like everyone had a blast! including the cat... hope there was lots of cake left over for the boys...

Candie Cooper said...

This is the sweetest post ever! I especially liked the part about inviting the extra party guests-gee and aunty bonnie and aunt bonnie's friend... I bet they had just as much fun as the girls. Too cute, Kerry!

Dyche Designs said...

Too cute, looks like everyone had an amazing time.

somethingunique said...

Hi Kerry, why am i not surprised that such a creative person would have such a creative funtastic party everyone looks like they had a great time!!! Happy B-day to the special party girl. ttfn L:)

Cinder says said...

Adorable!
Brings back memories of the "home made" birthday parties that we had for my 3 girls. (My youngest is turing 18 next month......don't blink, it flies by way too fast.)

So nice of you to share this fun celebration!

gr8findings said...

So cool ... I definitely would have wanted curly hair, too ...

Beadroe said...

What a special party. She is a lucky little girl.

TesoriTrovati said...

What awesome memories you are making! And the sweetest things are home-made, like the catwalk and the flowers and the tutus. Such a delight to be 8!
Enjoy the day!
Erin
P.S. That pretty bangle up top! I have that! So super gorgeous!

Courtney said...

What an awesome party! Congratulations to both of you.

Brandi said...

How FUN is this?! I wanna have a runway at my next party...

Cindy said...

Kerry, the party looked AMAZING. I love all of the details. I just know Lauren and her friends had the best time ever, and they're probably talking about it right now at school! Love the paper flowers (and the picture of your Mom), the catwalk, and that great picture of Lauren strutting her stuff!

Janet said...

LOL Sweet!!

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

What a wonderful mother you are! Sometimes routine could make you wonder if you are doing a good job raising your children. But moments like the ones you just created for your daughter are what will define the beautiful childhood she had. Congratulations to both of you, 8 years ago you became 3 times mother and your daughter was welcomed by a loving family.

Sally Anderson said...

What a great party idea! I passed this on to my 2 daughters who are mothers of 2 much littler girls. I hope they file it away for the future. So cute and so fun (for the girls and the spectators!).

Carol D. said...

So when are you having a grownup party just like this and inviting all your blogging buddies? Wouldn't we just have the best time? hehehehe

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

That looks like the best girl birthday party ever!!! It must've been quite full of laughter and squeals - Awesome!

Kerry said...

thanks so much everyone!!

oh, and how awesome would an adult version be?!? especially having a glass of wine instead of root beer. oh the momma giggles to be had.