Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone so long. It’s not that I don’t want to keep up with my blog. I do. I really do. But I’ve been so busy. Busy with what? Kids, work, life.
But most recently, planning a weekend long birthday party for my daughter. She just turned 16. It was crazy!! We had a 3 tiered cake that about did me in, paint wars, a colored powder fight, and so much more. But instead of just telling you, why don’t I just show you? 😊
Lake Wedington, AR. The scene of our epic bday party.
We rented a cabin for the entire weekend.
It was small but cozy, air conditioned (although it didn’t work very well) and clean, and the beds were surprisingly comfortable. No tv-the kids didn’t like that. We brought board games, a karaoke machine, and marshmallows to roast.
First up: unpacking. We packed way too much stuff but I’d rather have too much than not enough. Clothes, party stuff, prizes, games, etc.
THE FIRST NIGHT:
My daughter and her best friend belted out tunes to an energetic audience of 3.
Not long after, the ‘crowd dispersed and hit the hay.
The hubby woke everyone up by banging on pots and pans (This echoes inside a small cabin).
Delicious breakfast for a busy, busy day.
Next up, decorating the cabin for the party.
We all took to this with a smile on our face and a song or two blasting through the cabin.
Finally, We’re heading down to the lake for swimming and food! And a little music too.
CAKE AND ICE CREAM.
We had to keep the cake and ice cream at the cabin because they would have melted in a heartbeat. And I worked really hard on this cake. While it didn’t turn out as planned (I cried for a bit about that), my daughter was still pretty happy with it.
FUN AND GAMES!!
Game #1: Shake your booty. This game had everyone laughing so hard!!!
We actually had a couple more games to play but it was beginning to get late and the park gates closed at 8 pm so we moved on to the best part of the evening, the part all of the kids had been looking forward to.
PAINT SLIP N SLIDE:
How about a colored powder fight next? Shasta was the champion by the way. 😁
And perhaps the messiest and most fun, the paint war!!
Talk about a mess. But so much fun!! Afterward, everyone got sprayed down with the garden hose and showered. (Paint was still coming out of everyone’s hair even a day later.)
Then there was just us. The hubby had a headache so we had my daughter’s friend grill up some chicken for us.
A really good cook by the way.
Roasting marshmallows, ghost stories, and a light show ended the night. (At least for me. I crashed out at 1, the kids were up until the sun came up.)
All in all, I think my daughter had a great time and hopeful it will be one she will remember and cherish for many years.