Last night was my daughter’s 10th birthday party. That’s one down, two to go! All three of my children have fall birthdays, so I usually feel like I’m running a marathon from now until Christmas.
This is a big year for all three of them. They’re turning 16, 13, and 10! Usually they take turns having big birthday celebrations, but this year we want to do something extra special for each one of them. Fortunately, they each have a very different idea of what “extra special” means, and my youngest is the only one who wanted a full-on birthday party. I think it is safe to say that a full-on birthday party is what she got!
I have a strict policy about never having a birthday party in my home. I also try not to spend a ton on pricey birthday party venues, but this year I decided to make like Elsa and let it go…
No, I did not have the party at home. I’m not that crazy. I went ahead and reserved a spa and dance party at a local party venue. R has been to many parties at this place over the years, but she’s never had her own. She was over the moon when I told her about my idea. She has been eagerly anticipating this evening for weeks.
Well, last night was The Night, and 7 of her friends came out in the rain to celebrate with her. They had an absolute blast. They each got to pick out a fancy dress to wear. Then they had facials, hand treatments, and nail polish. After that they danced and walked the runway. It was loud, it was fun, and it was VERY pink.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the birthday girl. She is a total ham, this one.
My goals for today are to recover from last night and clean out our master bedroom closet. Then tonight we have a family reunion to attend, and we hope to get back home in time to see my son’s high school band perform at their cavalcade at 9:15. Here’s hoping the wind and rain calm down. Right now it looks like a nasty day for outdoor activities.
I hope you have a restful and productive Saturday!