We survived our first sleepover and while I am still running on Starbucks and had my first 2 hours of sitting thanks to an early morning flight today it was a great success.
Paris was the theme and we kept the party small.
MB invited 5 of her friends over and 4 of them were spending the night.
We started off with a little paper sketching, Barbie fashion style, while the girls arrived. Once everyone was there the girls go ready for the runway. Equipment with adorable tutus and necklaces they went into MB’s dress up box and came out for the camera. I love how they kept asking for another shot even when they didn’t change things up a bit.
After dress up we worked on bracelets but that was a fail as the knots wouldn’t stay….but it kept them busy re-beading till the pizza arrived.
Pizza, lemonade, apples, and carrots were the menu- I just couldn’t get the Parisian creative juices flowing enough to follow the theme and Friday night at the pumpkin patch when I asked TB about dinner he was in full agreement that we just order pizza! After pizza came the cupcakes…I baked them myself this year and am pretty proud of how they turned out!
After that we cleaned up into PJs and settled in for a movie. I lucked out none of them had seen Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 which was MB’s pick (I figured it was fancy like Paris) so for 90 min I just heard talking dogs and giggles. We followed that up with an episode of Family game night and then it was off to bed.
The girls settled in and one was out like a light the other 4 asked to talk for a bit…I gave them 15 min and listened while they sat and played a game of telephone…so sweet and I could hear the whispered words from down the hallway 🙂
Then it was lights out…well 15min later I had pitter patter of little feet at my door….this was most of their first sleepover. So I headed back to bed with them all and told a story of 5 little princesses and their favorite things…when I finished I only had 2 left awake and one of them was mine. We laid there in silence and then it was just MB up…so I tucked her in and went to bed myself…10:44 to be exact. No complaints.
The next morning I snoozed by 6:30am alarm and then was greeted to RISE & SHINE by the girls at 7am. While they got ready and packed up their stuff I make pancakes and bacon…the girls enjoyed the pancake bar and were all over the bacon. Then they played bopit for a while and in MB’s room for an hour as the parents slowly arrived. I was amazed I must admit that over an hour in the room with 4-5 girls and not one issue or tattletale episode…ahhh!
As the last girl pulled away….my mom arrived! What a day.
MB summarized in her journal that the worst thing about her birthday was that “her friends couldn’t stay longer”….I wonder what she will want to do next year!