Saturday, October 27, 2007

It was SPA-tacular!

Alyssa had a GREAT birthday today. It all started with her favorite breakfast of German Pancakes. Then we prepared for the spa themed party!! It really was one of the best parties I've ever thrown. It went so smoothly and was fairly easy. Of course it helped that I had 6 adults running stations. I want to give a big shout out of THANKS to everyone who helped today. I couldn't have done it without you!!!!!

Mmmm german pancakes with powdered sugar and syrup.

Alyssa and her cake. (It's finger nail polish in case you can't tell).

Jarom made these cute "appointment" cards for each girl telling them which station to go to next. He asked Alyssa what she wanted to call her spa and she chose "The Pink Panther". I thought it was quite catchy myself.

The craft station, run by Bailey's mom, Jill. The girls got to bring home all sorts of goodies, hair brushes, mirrors, head bands, finger nail files, candy lipsticks, so they needed a bag to carry it all in. At this station they decorated their bags and ate appetizers (lunch meat rolled up and held together with a toothpick, ritz crackers with a dollop of cottage cheese, grapes, strawberries, bananas, and lemon water).

Aunt Mimi gave the manicures. The girls got their nails filed, hands lotioned with yummy smelling stuff, and nails painted with little jewels placed on them. It was so cute how whenever they left this station, they would hold their hands so daintily.

Aunt Emily ran the hair station. She did such a cute do on all the girls and then finished it off with glittered hair spray. I think they loved all having the same hair.

A foot massage and toe nails painted done by Deidra. My girls keep talking about how Aunt Deidra gives the BEST massages. (Maybe I needed to get in line!)

Alyssa getting a facial (green tinted cool whip and cucumbers). I took a picture of each girl in this stage that I will use to print the thank you cards with. They giggled and giggled at this station.

After we washed the "masks" off, I put eye shadow, blush, and lip gloss on them. They each got a hand mirror to look at themselves. It was so cute how they would sit and admire how beautiful they looked.

Look how pretty they all look. (I should have taken a before picture.) And they felt pretty too. You could just see it in the way they walked and held their painted hands so delicately.

Watching the presents being opened. Look how cute their hair looks all done the same way. SO FUN!!

Her big surprise present was a new bike. Her old one got stolen this summer, right out of our front lawn. We moved her up to a 24" one and it's almost too big, but she's only going to get bigger, so soon enough she'll fit into it.

Make a wish! What a GREAT party this was. I hope all the girls had as much fun as I did.


LouandAngela said...

WOW! You're amazing Elena! Can I come to the next birthday party you throw?

Lee Ann said...

that looks like sooo much fun! I'm sure my girls wish their mom was as creative and organized!

Will you send me your recipe for German Pancakes?

Jonathan & Rachel said...

What a super cute idea! You are such a GREAT mom! I love, love theme parties and this is definately one to remember-thanks for sharing! Looks like she had such a fun party!!

becky ward said...

What an awesome idea! I wish I could have gone to the "spa" on Saturday. The cake is too cute, and I love the name Alyssa picked for her spa. Way to go Elena! THat is a party all those girls will remember.

Jennifer P. said...

Aaaaah! That looks like it was such a fun party! I'm trying to think of some boy-themed version of that party and I can't do it! Im sure you'll forever be the mom who throws the parties all the kids want to come to. What a fun, fun birthday memory for Alyssa.

Elise said...

What a great party! That is such a perfect idea-- the girls look so cute-- especially the birthday girl! What a great mom you are!!