Can I just take a moment to say I don't know how the Sonic in Hampton Cove stays open? Jackie has been by there when they've been out of ice cream and I stopped there to get a bag of ice, because we all like the ice from there, and wouldn't you know it, their ice machine was broken. I mean, really? The food at that Sonic isn't great either. There will never be another Sonic as great as the one in Five Points, which apparently is never going to reopen because it's been closed for over a year. Moving on...
Ashlyn had three friends over and they were all eating pizza and chicken wings when I arrived. Ashlyn looked super cute in a white dress with blue leggings and Jackie had braided her hair and it looked adorable. Next up was birthday cake. Ashlyn had picked out a cake from Publix that had a cute topper which Jackie washed off and pinned to Ashlyn's head so she could wear it as a crown.
Jackie came up with the most fantastic idea for a party game - she bought a One Direction (the hot new boy band) poster and taped it to the wall. Then she put lipstick on the girls, blindfolded them and had them walk up to it and smooch it. It was a new twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey and it was hilarious. By the time the night was over, the girls had put on more lipstick and kissed that poster all over - it was covered in lipstick. The girls also did some dancing and squealing and y'all they were so much louder than the boys were the night before. Jackie and I did not recall being that loud when we were kids but our moms will have to verify that for us.
When we were kids, we would tie-dye t-shirts at Jackie's birthday parties and Jackie carried on the tradition at Ashlyn's party. We rolled up and put rubber-bands around the shirts, laid down some plastic in the garage, brought the girls out and set them loose on tie-dyeing. Jackie had bought these kits which came with bottles so there were eight different colors for the girls to choose from for their shirts. It probably goes without saying that they got a little crazy with adding color.
After tie-dyeing, Ashlyn opened her presents. She got a shirt and a pair of jeans from me, a shirt from her friend Claire, a gift card from Target from Maddie, and some nail polish, hair highlighters and other such girly things from her extremely hyper friend Rachel. While she was opening gifts, Maddie's dad came to pick her up - she was not staying over because she had a sore throat (I think this is what she said).
Next on the agenda was nail painting. Jackie painted all the girls nails with this really cool polish that formed a wave pattern on the nail. It turned out really cool and I actually ended up buying some of this polish for myself because I thought it was pretty awesome. Hopefully I can do my nails without polishing all over my fingers.
I left soon after the nail polishing was complete. I told Jackie I should have brought my things to stay the night because I was having so much fun - maybe next year! After I left the girls made s'mores and I'm sure had a ton of more fun. Jackie said Rachel woke her up at 1:30 a.m. wanting to go home because she missed her mom but Jackie got her settled in on the couch and she fell back asleep.
It was such a fun birthday weekend for the kids. I hope they enjoyed their parties as much as Jackie and I did!
Blowing out the candles on the cake
Blindfolding Ashlyn for her turn at kissing the One Direction poster
Ashlyn kissing the One Direction poster