Planning a birthday party for the day after Halloween is a bit exhausting. But, having that extra hour of sleep was a huge blessing! This year Sierra’s request was for a spa-themed birthday. She gave me plenty of time to come up with ideas, but for some reason this was a tough one for me. And, it snuck up quickly; (How is it November?) As is always the case, things came together and we had a great time.
Since we had about a dozen girls coming, I decided to have four stations so that they didn’t have to wait too long for any one activity. The stations were: face painting, (care of big sister Natalie), nail polish, (care of our favorite teenagers), spa sandal decorating, and face painting our paper model.
Goody bags were care of Oriental Trading.
Party food is usually my favorite part. In this case, it is what prompted the entire theme. Sierra saw the marshmallow/ tootsie roll “nail polish” pictured in a magazine and decided that was what she wanted for her birthday party…. hence, the theme.
Another favorite part of parties is having Sierra choose friends, then opening her presents with them. I think it makes the guest feel special along with Sierra, (and provides for good pictures). This year my oldest wrote down the gifts while my next oldest folded tissue paper and organized. All I had to do was sip coffee, nibble on cake, and take a few pictures. Aw, the joys of having “older” kids!
Hope you had a fun-filled spa day, my sweet six year old! It was so fun to see you so mature this year. You welcomed guests, tried to make sure everyone was included, and were such a gracious host.