I am posting this as a part of Blest's Take Your Kid to Blog Day, which she hosts every Friday, giving us blog moms a reason to gush and share about our kids. It's fun to let the kids visit the links each week, too.
Amanda has been planning her eighth birthday all summer.
Here are some of her notes, typed just as she wrote them:
Subject: Amarican Girl Pagama party
Sisters Margo and Katie ______
What to do:
Which movies: Felecity, possibly Wizard of Oz movie
1. Play pin the smile on the doll (pin the tail on the donky)
2. Play spin the doll. Spin the doll to get prizes.
3. Make cupcakes shaped like dolls.
4. Put on our pajamas.
5. Start a surprise pillow fight.
6. Decorate cupcakes.
7. Have fashion show.
8. Eat dinner.
9. Eat cupcakes.
10. Play with dolls.
11. Have doll costum contest.
13. Ballon pop (poping ballons with our bottoms)
Beside each item there is a detailed time allotment. The planner goes on to include an invitation planner (what cards will look like, styles of letters, and styles of envilops).
This is how the finished invitation came out (except that I cut the bottom off accidentally in my first ever attempt to scan something).
The text reads: Bring your American Girl doll (or you can borrow one). Also bring your pajamas (because my party is a pajama party). It's on Fiday September 8th, and it's at my house (address). Call us at (phone number). Come at 5:30. Ends at 10:00pm.
I couldn't make this stuff up. We are not following the agenda exactly as planned, but I do think that she came up with some good ideas. Some others that we might do are Doll Hide and Seek (they hide the dolls and someone has to find them), and she left out that they are making the doll costumes themselves.