Hotel for Dogs was the theme! I took them to see that movie..very cute! Then we walked over to Pet Stop to look at the animals. Picked up some pizza on the way home. Over the years I have learned the older they get...the less girls at the party the better. I have had some great examples to watch thru the years in the Youth ministry and one of the things I heard over and over...less girls...is better. This year Brooke only got to bring 3 girls. Like my last post...where I am trying to stick to a budget...I am trying to be realistic about bdays. I love celebrating bdays...if I had lots of money...I would have the most lavish bday parties for me kids. So I have learned to invite less and make it great for that kid. When you get to many girls together it usually equals...drama...hurt feelings...opinions...and your daughter can't entertain more than 3 anyway! Anyway...I gathered copy paper boxes...thanks to Nana...and let the girls make them into Hotels for their stuffed dogs...they had a great time!!! Then I cut fleece out and made their dogs a blanket for the hotel. We painted a dog bone...made from sculpty (?) and tied it on a ribbon and made a dog collar for their dogs. Then the best part...we had an ice cream parlor!!! Oh my!! Every topping I could think of...they had a blast decorating their ice cream creation! Another thing I have learned is...kids don't eat cake usually...make it creative...then they will...don't waste your money on a cake. So that was her party...super fun!!! They stayed the night. Easy...super great girls..with no drama!
For Brooke's bday this year we are redecorating her room. She picked out a new comforter and sheets...I can't wait to show you...I love it and wouldn't mind it in my room.!! As soon as I get a day off...it's my next project! So I am done with bdays until 2010, WOW!! It is always so crazy in Jan. I really can't focus on anything else that month. But I love doin them and love it when my kids have a great time...and laugh!