My youngest turned eight this past week and for her birthday she had her first slumber party.
Her party was a 50's party complete with soda shop, pizza parlor, and "money" to shop with. Of course, all the little girls were dressed for the occasion.
The shelves were stocked with all sorts of sweets and treats.
There were pink gumballs, licorice, pixie sticks, candy jewelry, bubbles, pastel mints, lollipops, and rings.
Of course, everything had a small price.
Our menu for the evening was displayed on a chalkboard for all customers to see.
No soda shop is complete without a variety of milkshakes.
The records were displayed in my dish drainer.
My husband's old coke cooler held the glass bottled sodas that we drank with our pizza.
The girls loved these little bottles.
(I sent a bottle home with each girl with a sprig of lavender to give to their moms)
This big round tray was painted black and had Faith's Greatest Hits painted on it. I cut a circle out of sheet music and glued in onto the middle to look like a record.
Great place to hold the milkshake glasses.
The center piece of the table, I struggled with. We ended up putting the cupcake holder in the middle of the table sitting on top of some small records and an Elvis record case. (can't hurt Elvis, you know)
We also traced some records onto the paper table cloth we used. I personalized each traced record with the girl's names and some sort of music genre. They loved seeing their names.
The girl's place setting was marked with a pastel little bag which held their play money for shopping.
This next idea was something that I googled and wanted to share a little how to on...
Take an old record and place it on top of a metal bowl and place the bowl on a baking sheet.
Put everything into a 200 degree oven for about 8 minutes until you see the record beginning to "flop".
When you see it looking like this below, take it out and with an oven mit, begin to shape it into a bowl.
This is what your record bowl will look like...
Sorry, my photo is fuzzy but at least you get the idea.
These little rock and roll girls had a splish splashing good time.
Let me just tell you that one of their favorite parts was me and Beth taking their orders just like they were at a real pizza joint. I even had a menu book that I wrote their orders down on.
We also had them tell us what they wanted from the "store" and they got to "pay" for it.
They loved it! What little girl doesn't like to play restaurant, dress up and store all in one evening.
And, to top it off, they had tons of candy, milkshakes, cupcakes and pizza.
Remember, this is a once a year thing so we had to do it up right.
And, no, to answer your question, there was not much sleep had, but that's okay, it was worth it to see how happy Faith and all her friends were.
Slumber Party 2010...check mark...done
Going over to The DIY Showoff tonight. Come with me.