Wow! Don”t these pictures make you jealous?! I wish I was little again so I can have a fairy princess cupcake party! Ms. R went all out for this party so as to capture awesome pics for when she will be featured in the “Our Town” magazine…so watch out for her and her fellow princess party goers! Ashley (my roomie) made the cake and cupcakes after attending the DMB concert….needless to say we wrapped the whole thing up around 3a.m. We work best under pressure:)
I can’t complain much when it comes to past Birthday parties as Mom and Pops spoiled me most every year. Here are the parties I remember best….
At 5 I had a tea party at Aunt Sandra’s house. I remember how special I felt eating the little deserts she had made while wearing my party dress, party bows, party gloves, party shoes, and of course the party socks with ruffles! I was especially delighted when I realized that the tea set we used turned pink when the tea was hot and later turned purple as the tea cooled. Man did I think that was the cat’s meow!
At 6 I had a spaghetti dinner/dance party in which all of my friends were required to wear their Sunday best. That’s right, I had a dress code. Mom made spaghetti and meatballs (because that’s the fanciest dinner a 6 year old could dream up!) then after we ate Dad slid the table out of the dining room and into the living room and Voila! a dance floor appeared! We spent the rest of the evening dancing to songs like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance.
At 10 my parents decided to let 20 of my girlfriends spend the night. What were they thinking?! Obviously they weren’t! However, it was smart of them to set up our pad out in the garage. One would think a garage would not be a very festive atmosphere for a birthday party, but we managed to make it look like a dream come true. 20 cots lined up…thank you Dad. Balloons and streamers galore. Mom hooked up the T.V. so we could watch “The Parent Trap” with Lindsay Lohan. We ordered pizza, had a water balloon fight, swam in the pool and giggled half the night while cousin Myranda slept:)
At 14 Dad took me and about 5 girls out to hunting camp. Although I am a girly girl at heart I am not afraid to get my hands dirty every once in a while. We brought dirt bikes and four wheelers, ate burgers and dogs, and had smores a plenty. We rode the dirt bikes to Lake Michigan and went swimming….brrrr! I still have pictures of that party. Just about every one of us had braces, frizzy hair, and not so hot outfits…pretty much we fit right in with the folks in Bliss MI. It was a riot.
At 16 my best friend Maggie and I thought we were going out to dinner with our Mom’s (our birthdays were pretty close together). I was growing suspicious when Mom kept telling me I needed to dress up. Who did I have to impress! I understood once the Limo pulled in the driveway! Mom and Donna surprised us with renting the limo to pick us up first and then drive around to each of our friends house and pick them up then take us to dinner at the Dixie in Mackinaw city. Afterwards we went home to spend the night in a suite at Aunt Doris and Uncle Clayton’s hotel. Once again we chose to stay up most the night and chat……….probably about boys at this point.
At 21……maybe we shouldn’t talk about it:)