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.