Sunday, October 13, 2013


As my daughter gets older thematic parties will soon be a thing of the past. I think, to my dismay, this year will mark the end of an era. She's turning 11. I suspect that Mom's quirky parties will no longer have their place in this young girl's (nearly young lady) life. I will have to stay cool...hmfff...

So, for a grand finally, I've tamed things down a little. A little less effort...but longer time with friends.


Subtle, yet feminine and also more age appropriate. 

Bought hot pink invitation cards, googly eyes, and construction paper at The Dollar Store (ta dum). Cut a black piece of paper and glue to the front of card. Add googly eyes to give impression of eyes in the dark.

Work on the text....say whatever you want to say. Mine includes what the activities will be during the evening. Pizza and movie on a big screen and girl time. I did mine on a pillow image. Use any background you desire! I've asked them to bring their own pillow and blanket (sleeping bag). I plan on giving them a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, brush in the their loot bag. 

Just to add a little softness I've added feathers sticking out of the pillow. As per usual, I've goofed on the dates (I really have to get rid of that funny calender I have hanging on the kitchen wall...urh). If you've been following me, you know that personalizing is key to making your guests feels special so, don't forget to write each guest's name on the invitation somewhere (envelope in this case)!

The SLUMBER PARTY lasted 19 hours but, it was the easiest party to host! As my daughter turns into a pre-teen the less her friends need to be entertained. Girls after all will be girls and do what girls do

The party started off slowly and calmly while waiting for the pizza guy to get there. A quiet game of Monopoly...sometimes not so quiet but hey, it is a party.

Yay! Pizza! - The two Victorias (hands up) are very happy!

A little Monster's University on the big screen to polish off that candy!
Opening the gifts

The famous candy cake (instuctions on earlier blog post)
The girls with the help of Victor destroyed that cake in less than 30.2 seconds in a very noisy way!
Making snowglobes
The whole living room turned into a giant bedroom! Good night! (yeah, right)

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