Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Leila's 8th birthday slumber party

I cannot believe my baby girl turned eight last Sunday! Her birthday party was very low-key and simple, and exactly what she asked for. She wanted a slumber party, and a slumber party is what she got. I found THIS cute invitation, and started thinking...

A few months ago Leila handed me a little list with everything she was hoping for her party:
  • make your own pizzas and my spaghetti for dinner
  • little pink cupcakes from Lizzy D Minis
  • matching pajamas
  • and pancakes with sprinkles for breakfast.
Check, check, check, check. I added a few things too - eye mask decorating (with puffy paints) and t-shirt decorating (with fabric markers.) Here are their supplies:

When the girls arrived the first thing they did was decorate their t-shirts so that I could throw them in the dryer (and make the fabric markers permanent) before they went to bed. They also decorated their eye masks, but none of them were dry in time for bed (or even the next morning when their parents picked them up!)

Then they decorated their own mini pizzas. Papa Murphy's sells great little kits for only $3 each with child-sized personal pizza dough, cheese and pepperoni, but I added some other toppings for them to use too. A big treat for the night was soda - Leila had been begging for 7-Up and Rootbeer!

After pizza and spaghetti their t-shirts were done, and they all changed into their matching jammies:

And then it was movie time! They watched "Matilda"

Then it was cupcake time! Leila chose s'mores cupcakes with pink frosting. My friend Liz makes THE best cupcakes, cake pops and other treats! If you're local you can order at

And then it was time for gifts! This is Leila and her sweet best friend, Olivia:

After gifts they chatted, colored, and chatted some more. They had lights out at 11:00 (which I already thought was super late) but I had to go out again at 1:00am to go to sleep. But then again at 3:30am they were still up and chatting. I had to send out the big guns - Tony - to tell them to go to sleep. We didn't hear them again after that, lol!

I was up before anyone else in my house on Sunday morning (Leila's actual birthday) It was a sea of sleeping girls in my living room!

I'd already started making pancakes, and the girls starting waking up around 8:00.

These pictures cracked me up - they were doing a hair train!

I got pictures all throughout Sunday from moms of girls at the party, showing their girls napping, lol! It was a sweet, little party, and my girlie was thrilled.

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