February 10, 2006

Barbie Sleepover


After asking my soon-to-be 5 year old daughter what type of birthday party she desired, she wanted her friends to come over, play Barbie's and have a sleepover. Knowing that most 5 and 6 year olds are not ready for a "sleepover" at a friends house, I came up with the idea that we could have a mock sleepover. On the invite, we requested that they bring their favorite Barbie and to wear pj's. We invited her girlfriends AND their Mommies at 7pm. I had pizza & goodies for the girls and goodies & cocktails for the Mommies. The evening started out with manicures by my mother, Pin the "Sleepmask on Mia" (my husband blew up a head shot of Mia, we cut out "sleepmasks" large enough to cover her eyes & wrote the guests names on them). I made the cake out of 2 sheet cakes cut up and fondant icing. My husband helped carve the "hardwood floor" on the platform of the cake and the "quilting" of the bedspread. Mia did not want to cut the cake, so I made pink with orange sprinkles cupcakes for all the girls. I purchased pink with orange polka dot paper goods from Caspari. For the swag bags, I purchased small canvas tote bags, applied the first initial of each guests name on each bag, and filled them with heart shaped glycerine soap with Mia's name that I made, a washcloth, a toothbrush & toothpaste, hair elastics, and candy, all color coordinated with pink & orange, of course. The party was about 2 hours and the best part was that the girls were already in their pj's!




6 comments:

morinn said...

I love your blog! you seem to be a nice mommy and a very caring and creative one! take care ;)

Steph said...

Wow! You made my day. Thanks!

mamafabun said...

You are so creative and I love it! Very inspiring!

Steph said...

What we wouldn't do for your children! My husband even got involved on this one! Thanks again for taking notice!!

yezenia said...

Found your blog by way of the Martha flickr group.

OMG, awesome slumber party idea!

Steph said...

yezenia-hey thanks! so nice that you noticed!!