I survived! The Best Birthday Party Ever-Completed!

Oh my…what a day!  I came down with a terrible cold last night and 10 little girls laid seige to my house this morning-it was…memorable.  We really did have fun, but, (WOW!) I’m glad it’s over.  

We did a Crazy Backwards Birthday.  The girls all had to have crazy hair and wear colorful or backwards clothes.

All of the 6- and 7-year-old girls were so cute and sweet, but one of my daughters friends had a laugh that morphed into a sound identical to my 2-year-old’s cry!  Ahhhh!  I kept looking around for injuries, only to find the source of the “cry,” laughing hysterically.  I’m not sure if she was intentionally doing it or not, so I didn’t ask. 

The Biggest Hits of the Party:

  • The girls all wore name tags with their names spelled backwards.  Have you ever spelled your name backwards?   In all my 35 years you would think I would have tried this, at least once.  My name is Eanaj, by the way.  We also had a Nodnol,  Nagaer, Nalyd, and my husband was Tterb.  The amusement of their new names lasted through the entire first hour of the party.  Who knew?
  • The favorite game of the morning was definitely Hot Potato Baby.  The kids passed around a baby toy as the music played.  When the music stopped, the person holding the toy had to take a bite of baby food.  The girls giggled through the entire game. Everyone had their own spoon and some of them, surprisingly, enjoyed the mashed green beans. 
  • Because it was a backwards party, my daughter gave each of the girls a present to open when she opened their presents.  These gifts were straight Dollar Tree’s party favors section, but the girls loved them!  I heard about half of the girls say, “this is the best birthday party ever!”

Except for myself, all of my family is finally healthy after a three-week-long sick bug pass-around game.  So, as you would expect, my husband has now taken my three oldest children to a germ loaded inflatable jumping place.  I’m betting at least one of my kids will be sick again by Monday.

I didn’t ask permission to use pictures of the kids so here are a few birthday party pictures, minus all extra children.

My favorite crazy hairstyle

Did I mention my daughter LOVES treats?

My sweet girls, after the bash

Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  I will not eat yucky leftover birthday cake just because it is there.

On a sad additional note, I have failed.  My daily organizing and sweetness goals were crushed yesterday after a hard fought 7-day-long streak.  In honesty, I am not too devastated.  I will still continue in my quest to organize the house, but being nice all of the time is too draining.


  1. Sounds like a great party! I love your ideas, Fun!

  2. What a great party idea! I may have to write this one down to use in a few years when my girls are a little older.

  3. Hi I am a new follower and I am looking forward to reading your blog. So cute, my goal is to have better birthday parties for the girls this year. The boys dont mind as much. Have a great day!

  4. Those are great ideas for a party, I think my younger daugther would love those (although she'd probably do the hair thing for about 2.5 seconds, then quietly and firmly remove whatever I'd put in there)! I read some more of your older posts…too funny and so true. I am definitely a mom of the “grumpy grateful” variety!

  5. What a fun planned party! Great ideas!

  6. awesome idea! :0)
    my name would be Ardnek

  7. Sounds like it was perfect!! I bet the little giggles and laughter were all you needed to know it was a success! Great job and hope you're feeling better!

  8. What a fun party! You're creative and hard-working. I'm not: my son's 6th birthday party is next weekend and it's at the children's museum–they take care of everything, even the cake!

  9. Love the baby food game idea!! I also really like the last pic of your girls together-I love how you have styled their hair-so cute!

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