My daughter and her friends arrive wearing pajamas. They stuffed cute animals they selected, then got to pick outfits for them. They had their hair styled and the staff did some face painting. They made their own lip gloss and enjoy a pretty spartan meal over an elaborately decorated table. They then got to dance and have fun. The girls had a blast!
My daughter did a great job! Not only did she have a lot of fun, she went out of her way to greet everyone and made sure they were having fun too. Considering that she had friends from camp, friends from her old school, and friends from her new school, she went out of her way to introduce her friends to each other. The kids did a great job mingling and everyone had a great time!
As with all parties, not everyone was able to show up, and we had a couple of last-minute cancellations. One of her friends was pretty sick, and her birthday is the day after the party! My daughter felt so bad that she was missing out on her party AND her own birthday celebration, that she made sure a stuffed animal was made for her! The party place forgot to provide an outfit for the animal, so my daughter was looking for an outfit to give for her friend's stuffed animal. She found that an American Girl outfit fit the stuffed animal. I pointed out that the outfit cost $28 and was too extravagant. I assured her that her friend will like the stuffed animal as it, but my daughter is determined to make an outfit or do something!
I can't get over that my baby is turning 8! I also can't get over how much she's accomplished over the last few years! She's turning into a beautiful young lady with an amazing heart!
I couldn't be more proud of her!