I can’t believe Allie will be turning 8 in just under a week. And I also can’t believe I’m not ready for her birthday party. For you all that know me, you know I start planning her parties sometimes months (like 6) in advance. This year, we didn’t come up with a theme until about a month ago. I must say, it is going to be fab though. Today I’ve spent much of the day getting ready. Her theme is “Salon Bop”. We are having a salon birthday party. The invitations were mailed out as gift certificates to be redeemed only during the party time (hair, pedicures, before/after photos, etc.). Upon arrival the girls will check in. Once everybody has arrived the girls will be given a robe then head over to the photography studio for before pictures. There will be various sations set up around the house for glamour. At each of these stations, there will be some type of food (just like a regular pampering adult spa) such as sandwiches, fruit kabobs, veggies/dip, & cream puffs. One station will have frosted sugar cookie hands that the girls can decorate with frosting and candies. One station will have a word search puzzle made up by me (with attendee names and other party details). The last station will be to have your after photo taken. Then I will probably take a group photo. I will print off the photos and either send them home with the girls or with their thank you notes (depending on how much time I have).
The day will end with presents and cupcakes. It ought to be a swell time!
Today was a mad dash to get some of the details worked out. I made sugar cookies. 2 kinds of cupcakes. The menu. Word Search puzzle. The robes (which took me about 1 1/2 hours to complete). They are men’s t-shirts, cut up the middle. The bottom is cut off for the tie. Then I made a logo and iron it on to every one of them. The thing that took so long was ironing all of them. Wow, I’d almost forgotten that an iron isn’t only used for crafting!