Little mama was very specific about her birthday plans this year... Chuck E. Cheese's and a slumber party with her closest friends. Either option is daunting... I mean, Chuck's house on a Friday night with kids constantly playing Whack-A-Mole is enough to give you a headache. Throw in five adorable and exuberant 6-and-7-year olds and one might think I was trying to commit parental suicide. But nope... not me... bring it!
The first task was to pick a theme. Bryn is all into cats these days... anything "kitten" in this house is a good thing. So when she said she was "cool" with "Hello Kitty," game on. A little embossed glitter and a lot of bling later, these bad boys were ready for the mail!
It was party time last night. We made our way to Chuck E. Cheese's in Plano and I was pleasantly surprised - the hardest part about this first phase of the party was getting there in rush hour traffic. The party started at 5:30 and we had a wonderful party host who took care of everything. The kids had an absolute blast and it wasn't very crowded at all (surprisingly). The price was right, the kids were full and everyone got prizes! Winning!
|Found the perfect icing-rich cake at Target!|
I had a fun night planned for the girls when we got home...
First up - KARAOKE! When I told the girls they'd be able to jam to their favorite tunes from the Frozen soundtrack and Taylor Swift, everyone was excited!!!
After our jam session, we'd have a dance party complete with glow sticks! I mean... is it ever really a party without glow sticks?
Finally, they girls would unroll their new Hello Kitty slumber bags and chillax in the media room watching a favorite chick flick before dozing off to sleep. Had it all planned out...
Yeah, right... the birthday girl got hit in the mouth with the karaoke microphone - we were done after the first song; there was a huge fight over the glow sticks - who had more, who had what color... the dance party lasted about two songs; and after the movie, the girls decided the floor in the media room was too hard, so...
After a yummy pancake-and-bacon breakfast, we sent all the sleepy-eyed princesses home. Bryn was so sad to see her friends go (they really were great - things sort of went how they should with a bunch of little friends having their first sleepover - they were just over-the-moon excited). We made some memories last night... and that's what it's all about.
(P.S. Thank goodness birthdays are only once a year.)