Monday, September 22, 2008


My daughter Katie celebrated her 11th birthday last week. It is hard to believe that our little mid-life surprise is that old. It really seems like a breath ago that she was born and changed our
lives forever.

She wanted a slumber party. So, we went to work and planned one. First we found an idea for a purse cake and made it for the party:

We decided that the party should be a spa party of the homemade variety. We did foot soaks in the bathtub with our honey foaming bath oil (Katie is on the right):

We also did facial scrubs and facial masks with honey/oil hand treatments thrown in. And, of course, the prerequisite cucumber eye soothers:
And, here is the present opening. What a fun night for some little girls who have one foot in the world of dolls and toys and the other in make up and girlfriends.

They stayed up until 6:15 am! I dozed on the couch and checked on them once in awhile. They had such a great time laughing and whispering and staging an unbelievable fashion show. I promised no pictures of that would ever see daylight!
The idea of a slumber party makes a lot of moms shudder. I'm one of them. But, for a small amount of money and a lot of sleepiness the next day, it is a memory your daughter and her friends will treasure.


Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Oh V, how FUN! I love it. Slumber parties were the best of parties. Happy Birthday, Dear Katie!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe she's already 11!!!! These pictures of Bri make me want to cry for some reason.

-This is Becky Cottom bu the way :)

Tanya said...

Awww, how fun! You are such a fun mom and I love that cake! I've always wanted a girl to do stuff like that with!!