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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Slumber Party - Grown Up Style

My mom's best friend (and the kids' honorary grandma) just turned 60. My mom, of course, wanted to do something special for her and when she asked for my input the first thing that popped into my head was "slumber party!" :) I admit, there are parts of me that long for those long ago nights of girl talk and junk food. So that's exactly what we did.

The Decor:
-have you seen this table idea? It's making the rounds in blog land, at least on the party circuit and I think it's totally cute - make the table look like a bed by adding a pillow at one end. Simple and effective - right up my alley. We kept the rest of the tablescape pretty simple because we were doing fondu for dinner and didn't want a lot of stuff in the way.
-downstairs we set up our munchies. We had caramel corn and regular popcorn too.
-and a "just for fun" table to help set the mood, with games, movies, and the matching sets of pjs that we used for party favors. (side note - those tissue paper pom poms did not turn out anything like they did on Martha Stewart's site. ugh)

The Party:
-as I said, dinner was cheese fondue and strawberry salad (lettuce, craisins, strawberries, candied pecans and raspberry viniagrette dressing)
-dessert was a raspberry cream thing (no name because Mom got the recipe from a friend who had served it at Bunco) - very light and yummy. It has a graham cracker crust and the filling is mini marshmallows, melted with a bit of milk then mixed with whipped cream (unsweetened) and raspberries.
-we then went downstairs, changed into our party pjs, then sat around talking and doing each other's hair. We also had supplies for manicures and a ton of game options but in the end we just decided to watch a movie. That took us until midnight and at that we were all ready to turn in. (I had sent my dad to my house with the kids and needed to relieve him anyway. Good thing I hadn't left him alone with them all night because I found him sitting up with my little one who was all stuffed up. So I spent another half hour getting him all set up to sleep better)
(mint truffles on the pillows, of course)
-First thing this morning, the kids and I headed back over to my mom's house for breakfast - strawberry/banana crepes MMMMMM.

Know what I'm doing today? NAPPING! :)

Linking to: Weekend Wrap Up Party (Tatertots and Jello)


~SHANNON~ said...

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I hope you will stop by my blog too!!


Jen @ said...

How fun! I want to go to a slumber party!

Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!


Sandi said...

very cute! i love the PJ's as a favor!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

So much fun! I want to come!