BLOGGER TIME SUCKING WARNING: LEVEL ORANGEOh the birthday parties we've had! June is EVERYONE but the little petals birthday,so forgive me while I wax poetic over birthdays present and past.Walk with me down memory lane ,birthdays just happen to be on my mind!
Crooked Halo is eleven years old! She was the 1st grandaughter,and believe me,she made many people VERY happy all those years ago.Starting with her ,now, very experienced mother(AND experienced birthday party thrower).This year she wanted a hotel slumber party get-away.Though almost every year prior we planned for months,I somewhat begrudgingly surrendered the planning to the hotel .
We went with a Spa theme.6 little girls to watch!AAAAAHEEEEE!!!My camera lost battery power after the mud mask was on.Closing the door on the mess,I retired to my own room ordering a glass of Chardonnay from room service.......and finally a peaceful moment to rent Pans Labyrinth,with the realization,I shall probably be out of the birthday planning business for my oldest child.
Last years Harajuku themed party is actually what finally got me on the internet.I had to find someway to create Sushi Cupcakes!
Plus find a few sites to instruct guests on how to dress in the colorful Fruits fashion(you may click to enlarge any image).
My little one even got in on the fun with a bubblewrap skirt,designed by big sissy!
Our big activity was to create a "fruits" inspired neclace using everything but the kitchen sink!
Here I am in action instructing the girls on the history of the Harajuku district,and how those one of a kind colorful looks came to be.
I loved the goodie bags,made from beautiful asian images and brown paper bags.
My favorite theme was "Project Birthday Runway".
Naturally the dress was "fashion outragious",with decorations from my magic closet.
the little girls working on "the grocery store challenge".
...and later the paperdoll challenge.
They chose dollies instead of models,and oh yes,there was a velvet button bag!
The year before that it was "that 70's,whats your sign?, birthday party" .Parents often joke that "under no circumstances" should you lose the invitation,to Crooked Halos party,lest you are unable to play along properly.
This time they RSVP'ed with there zodiac sign,and left with a mini lesson on their own birthday.
What I want to know is ,how did Rebecca know I had a birthday this week?
Look what she sent me!Thank you sweetie! She said she was thinking of turning it into a X-mas tree skirt. Well,I think I shall use it a X-mas eve hostess skirt. Thats a party I still get to have!