Monday, November 24, 2008

Girly Girl Sports Party

As I mentioned in a previous post, "M" just celebrated her 9th birthday. This year she decided she wanted to have a "Girly Girl Sports Slumber Party". We made the invitations on the computer and asked her friends to meet at our our Sports Complex (a.k.a. our house) and to wear their favorite sports uniform. (The party was this past Friday.) My friends think I have officially crossed over into senility because 14 girls were invited and all were able to attend. We had about 5 more close friends we wanted to invite but I just didn't think our house could hold one more little girl!

The girls looked so cute in their sports uniforms - everything from basketball to soccer to dance and cheer. They started out the night coloring placemats I had made with their names on them. Then they decorated a coozie for a waterbottle and made a bead "necklace" for it. After that, they made mini-pizzas out of biscuit dough, sauce and toppings. After eating their yummy creations, we played a few games, opened presents and ate delicious cupcakes that my girl's grandmother (a.k.a. "Nanny") made.

After the "party" was over, the girls changed into their pj's then spread out their sleeping bags in our living room. They ate popcorn and watched Disney's Mulan. After that, I gave them about 30-45 minutes to play until lights out. Can you imagine 14 little giggly girls laughing, dancing, screaming and being so silly?!?!

Poor Steve locked himself in our bedroom and was probably re-thinking why he ever married me! The girls must have wore themselves out, though, because miraculously, most of the girls fell asleep by 11:00! That has to be a world record! The next morning, the girls were up by about 7 and wanted to watch Mulan II before going home. So they got to eat a pancake breakfast while watching the movie in their sleeping bags.

This was "M's" first slumber party and I have to admit I've been putting off having slumber parties just because of some concerns I have with them but I thought back to slumber parties I have had in the past and they bring back such good memories - so I caved. The girls seemed to have a fun time and it was all worth it to see the smiles on "M's" face.


kenziekylanmom said...

I know the girls had a great time. Thanks for sharing the video and the pix.

Heather said...

Wow! It looks like a fun slumber party--I am excited to go through this with my girls--some of my best memories are of slumber parties with my girlfriends.

4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, what a fantastic idea for a party! Looks like so much fun!! :o)

Leslie said...

You are supermom!! Looks like fun :)