16 April 2007

"Spajama" party


For Adriana's 8th birthday party we did a "spajama" party. Adriana picked pink and orange as her colors. Everyone came in their pj's, but did not spend the night. And they got pedicures. They also decorated pillowcases (plain white that I put pink ribbon around to dress up a bit) with fabric markers.


The invitations looked like this:
The table was made to look like a bed.


We served pizza rolls (pillow shaped), sushi (rice krispy treats wrapped in fruit-by-the-foot with a jelly belly bean stuck in the middle), potato chips, lollipops and cake.
The cake idea came from Family Fun... I had so much fun decorating it.


Orange balloons scattered the floor. Hot pink streamers, lights and lanterns gave the room a lounge-y feel. I got a few magazines (Highlights, National Geographic for kids) for the girls to thumb through while they got their toe nails painted, and they watched "Charlotte's Web".


This was probably my favorite birthday party yet. A lot of prep work, but the party itself was so enjoyable... not stressful at all.

20 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

I think I will have to steal some of your ideas :) !! I live through the creativity of others!

txmommy said...

that looks like so much fun. H is turning 8 this summer and we can't wait. She plans a different theme party every few days! It'll be fun to see what she settles on.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

How original! I LOVE IT! What a fun time for all of them! Those treats look so yummy! Great job on that cake!

Morning Glory said...

You definitely qualify for mother of the year! That's a really clever party idea, and she'll probably remember this one forever.

Carrie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! You must be the coolest Mom ever! I'll have to remember this party idea for my girls! And those invites are adorable! What a great experience! I'm sure your daughter AND her friends won't forget it!

Char said...

How fun! We've not had a party here since the luau 2 years ago. Macy's begging for a party this year. I may just have borrow your idea.

Julie said...

Wow! That sounds like a blast for those girls! Very creative ideas for table and cake. I can see how it would have been so fun to do!

Jen said...

What an adorable idea, I bet those little girls just ate it up!

And the cake...how cute!

Montserrat said...

Looks like the mom had as much fun planning the party as the girls did having the party. Cute cake!

utmommy said...

Sounds like a fun party! We might have to try this one!

Meemer said...

that looks like a lot of fun. i think i'll have to do it for my birthday

allysha said...

that's a really fun idea! I love it!

DAP said...

It sounds like it was a lot of fun for Adriana. Tell her that I love her very much and I am so glad that she was baptized!

I wish I was baptized again. I couyld really use it right now. Anyways! I love your blog and I will look at it as long as you look at mine! I love you!

Tammy said...

Oh, that's adorable! My oldest turns eight this summer, too! :)

And today happens to my youngest's fifth birthday (about which I posted).

I bet those girls all had such a blast! :)

scribbit said...

That is the cutest--love the invitation especially!

love.boxes said...

That is the cutest party ever! Love it!

FrogLegs said...

Gosh I want a girl, LOL!! :) We have great fun at Nathan's parties-- but, it's about getting dirty, eating bugs and so on. (Last year was Fear Factor) Love it all!

Lisa M. said...

stinkin cute-

I LOVE IT

Dixie Chic said...

I am SO glad I found your blog. (Came over from Lee's blog). I have actually been planning the exact same thing for my 6yr-old's party next month! Do you mind if I copy your ideas exactly? I LOVE the part about it being a slumber party WITHOUT having a sleep-over! :) I will now keep your link readily available and check in often. Your blog is awesome. I love it! :)

Lisa

Kimberly said...

I wouldn't call that a "spurt", I'd call it a "binge"! Wow!