Brelynn, Lucy, Lilli, Elly, Sydney
Kamryn, Maren, Addison (+ Javier), Lauren, Ashley
This Saturday Lilli celebrated her 7th birthday with 9 of her closest friends.
The party was from 5 to 7, which nearly killed Lilli having to wait all day. But, for me it was the perfect time. I was able to spend all day getting ready, which was good because I had literally JUST started planning/preparing that morning. It's so not like me to not have a 'plan' or even a theme picked out for that matter months ahead of time. I kept telling myself that I was going to keep it low key and I did...and it was absolutely perfect. Lilli was SO happy and judging by all the screaming and giggling going on, her friends had a pretty fun time, too.
When the girls arrived, they all ran out to the back yard and jumped on the trampoline.
When they were jumping I realized that some of them may not know each other since it was a combination of Lilli's friends from school, preschool, dance..ect. So, I had them all sit in a circle on the trampoline around Lilli and then take turns saying their names, how they knew Lilli and then something nice about Lilli or what they liked best about her. Their answers were so sweet...mostly that she is really funny, caring and kind and they all love to play with her.
Then we head inside for pizza, doritos and juice boxes.
While Adam and I cleaned up the table, the girls went downstairs to dance on the girls' stage in their playroom. When I went down there to take some pictures, I saw that they were all standing in a single file line, taking turns on the stage. I was expecting complete chaos, but they figured out the best way to give everyone a chance all on their own. So cute!
And those pictures?? All blurry, of course!!
After the danced off their pizza they came back upstairs for ice-cream. We decided to forgo a birthday cake/cupcakes this year and just go with a fun sundae bar with a bunch of Lilli's favorite toppings. It was a huge hit with the kids and not a single one of them asked for cake.
Adam got Lilli a little piece of chocolate brownie so that we could sing happy birthday and she could blow out her candle, but it's actually still in the fridge waiting to be eaten.
After ice-cream, Lilli opened her presents. She received so many fun gifts from her friends. What a great group of girls.
After presents, we played Happy Birthday BINGO and got about 4 games in before parents started arriving to pick up their girls.
Overall, the party was a huge success. Lilli was happy and is so grateful to all her sweet friends for coming to help share in her special day.