For Lorien's 8th birthday party, she wanted to do a Hello Kitty themed sleepover. I had almost forgotten that the 8th birthday was the "sleepover" birthday, but Lorien reminded me. I guess she's been counting down the days for MONTHS until her 1st sleepover.
So, for the party, I made her a cute Hello Kitty cake of course. I had fun with this one. It was pretty easy, but still took forever. But the end result was great. I loved it & so did she.
Lorien was SO excited to wear her new Hello Kitty outfit Nancy gave her. We even flipped out her hair super cute for her party. She looked adorable.
I decorated the house in lots of pink, green, yellow, & purple. Hello Kitty loves all colors so it was pretty colorful. I loved all the pastels.
Lorien REALLY wanted to play some sort of party game that was Hello Kitty, so I made her a
"Pin the bow on Hello Kitty"
game. She thought that was funny & couldn't wait to play it with her friends.
|The goody bags were Hello Kitty & were filled with Hello|
Kitty goodies & trinkets.
Lorien was SO excited when her friends started arriving. We had 3 girls from church come, & the rest were from her school class. We had 9 girls total (plus my 5 kids. . . making 14 kids in the house at one time). Needless to say, it was chatty, cute, & giggly.
For dinner we ordered pizza from our favorite pizza place out here & served it with Lorien's favorite fruits: grapes, strawberries, & blueberries. The girls LOVED IT.
|Lorien LOVES Hawaiian pizza with Canadian|
ham & pineapple.
After dinner we started our Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty game. The girls thought the bows were hilarious & wanted to take a picture posing with them. It turned out super cute.
We blindfolded all the girls & Trek spun them around, walked them around the house, & confused them until they had no clue where they were or what they were doing. Then we let them loose to pin the bow on Hello Kitty. A LOT of the girls didn't even come CLOSE to the right wall even. It was pretty funny when they took their blindfolds off & they realized they weren't even in the right room. I loved how much these girls giggled at everything. They thought it was REALLY funny.
|That's a LOT of Hello Kitty Bows.|
After lots of Hello Kitty giggles, we moved into the living room to make rainbow bracelets. The girls always LOVE doing crafts at parties, so this one got them nice & quiet for about 20 minutes. They really enjoyed it & the bracelets turned out really cute.
After bracelet making we went back to the table for Hello Kitty cake & ice cream. Lorien couldn't wait to blow out those candles & eat the bow off Hello Kitty's head.
Poor Cadence, Taya, Bladen, & Craiger. They had to enjoy their food on the floor since we had SO MANY GIRLS come. They didn't mind though. Everyone was laughing & having a great time.
After cake & ice cream we opened lots of fun presents from Lorien's friends.
|Haley gave Lorien a Hello Kitty messenger bag.|
|Giselle gave her a Hello Kitty scrapbook kit|
& a HUGE thing of sidewalk chalk
|Mary gave her a cute sweatshirt & a Hello|
Kitty PEZ dispenser.
|Brooke gave Lorien adorable Hello Kitty slippers.|
|Victoria gave her a scrapbook kit.|
|Corinne also gave her a scrapbook kit. Lots of|
fun crafts for Lorien to do.
|Liberty gave her a Barnes & Noble gift card.|
Lorien ended up buying a Joke Book, a cute little
novel to read about Lego Friends, & an American
Girl paper doll set with her gift card.
|Lia gave Lorien a glow in the dark soccer ball.|
After opening presents we watched Brave in the living room while I gave manicures to all the girls. They loved picking out their favorite nail colors. They also loved the glitters I put on top of the polish to make them really sparkle. I love girly girl things like that.
After the movie, we moved everyone upstairs to get ready for bed. (It was 10:00 by this time) We love the toy room in this rental house. It's HUGE & we'll miss it when we move. It was the PERFECT space for a girly girl sleepover. Once all the jammies were on, I gave each of the girls a diary to decorate. They could use markers, glitter, & foam shapes to design their PERFECT diary. They had a blast putting them together & then writing in each other's books.
After diaries, I popped some popcorn & put on Tinkerbell & the Secret of the Wings for their bedtime movie & snack. I loved the SILENCE in the room during the movie.
After the movie I let the girls tell ghost stories until about 1:00, then I told them lights out for good. Being a bunch of little girls, that of course didn't happen, but it's one night. No big deal. I think I finally heard the last noise/whisper at about 3 am. I was going to be a ZOMBIE the next day.
I woke them all up at 7:00 am (payback for keeping me up til 3am) for breakfast. It's amazing what a room full of girls can do to a room. Trek & I had to laugh at what we found when the room was emptied. That's a bunch of girls for ya.
For breakfast I made them pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, & orange juice. They especially loved the strawberry & blueberry syrup for their pancakes. It was fun. I love doing breakfast for lots of people. They loved it.
The girls all left around 9:30 am in good spirits. They actually looked a little tired, but they were smiling so that's good. We spent the next 4 hours CLEANING up the shredded paper, popcorn kernels, spray paint in the carpet (don't ask), & the 2 "accidents" that happened during the night. I know it sounds awful, but they really did have a great time & made great memories together. We only do the sleepovers for the 8th birthday so I don't mind a huge mess once for each kid. Lorien had the time of her life & she LOVED every second of her special celebration. I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.
Happy Birthday Lo. We love you.