Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Spa Sleepover...

I haven't posted too many creative things on My S.O.S (haha, I just realized that's the acronym for my blog....how frippin' fun!) ...I used to write for CreativeMomCafe.com, infact CreativeMomCafe.com was designed for me by 451press so I could come to the aid of the creatively challenged. I guess since I was writing for them, I just kept all my creative ideas over there...well, I have resigned my position as Creative Mom at 451 so I assume you will soon be inundated with creative ramblings from my way-too-creative mind!
Case in point...
My daughter had her SPA sleepover lastnight. It was a hit. The girls had so much fun and I survived. The baby was sick - of course and my husband and oldest went out for the evening so they didn't have to deal with the estrogen-filled Pjs!
My daughter, "e," decided she is beyond streamers and typical decor as she is turning the ripe old age of 9! So, because she is such a coordinator (it's just her personality) she decided poinsettias would be her decor. She drew me a full diagram of the room to be decorated and how she wanted it to look. We are quite the creative team so I felt happy to oblige. Here is our room at "SPA - e" ...
What is a spa without those big fluffy white towels for your head while you get your facial? How boring is a big white towel? What happens when you have two creative spirits planning the party and lots of really cute ribbon...oh, and a sewing machine?
Well, sewing lessons in place of a craft and REALLY.COOL.SPA.TOWELS, of course!
What about favors, you ask? Well, I found these really cute silver mini-duffle bags and I filled them with body butter, bath gel, body spray, bath fizzies, etc. And what is a duffle without a little bit of personalization? A hot pink paint pen did the trick!

Notice the green & red placecards on the plate? Yeah, that would be my overly-creative 9 year old! She had a blast the night before the party making herself at home in my big tote of scrapbooking papers and supplies!

It was a lot of fun! Not a lot of sleep but quite a few lasting memories. Of, course we had a squabble or two, you can't have THAT many females in a house without a hurt feeling or grumpy 'tude!

My two testosteronies returned from a rowdy production of Treasure Island just in time for my husband to see one of the girls hop from the coffee table OVER the back of the couch...our kids aren't even allowed to put their feet on the couch...I thought he would have an anyurism!

My hubby retreated to bed. My son threw on his PJs and joined the party! The girls (& boy) were up until I insisted on lights out and sent the small testosterone to his own room at 1:45am. The coughing, snotty one woke up at 6:45am!!

What a party! Mommy needs a nap...trouble is, the sleepy girls just left and the FAMILY party is in just a couple of hours. Yawn!

Where's my caffeine IV?

10 comments:

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea. Today is Taylor's B-Day and she is 9 also, but she wanted a bowling party (bleh). Worse yet, most of her guests are boys!!!!!!!!!! She is an athlete and her friends are her (soccer, basketball, softball) teammates! I wish she were more girly!

Tracy said...

{bowing at your feet}
I'm not worthy.. I'm not worthy.
Caroline's birthday is next month. Do you hire your skills out?

Seriously, what the two of you accomplished is really amazing!
How many kids slept over?

Too Little Time said...

What a great idea for a party! Look forward to all your creative ideas :) - Karrie

Shally said...

Very cute idea. My girls are still young, but I am going to remember this to do for them later on!

Heather said...

Too cute! You and I could get into all kinds of creative trouble if we lived close. This whole creative ideas...decorating...artsy fartsy stuff is so up my alley. By the way, where in TX is Julian from?

Pam said...

Wow! I am more than impressed! I am creatively challenged...so I will be soaking up all the ideas you have to share! Sounds like a great - but tiring - time for all! What fun!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

6 girls and my two sons....
my husband is asleep on the couch right now...must be so tiring being a dad.....sheesh!

Shellie aka La Vaquita said...

That sounded so fun. If your DH had an aneurysm over one hop he would DIE at my house ! LOL! Get some zzz's now.

Sherri said...

Madison would have loved that!!! What a great party!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Oh that looks like that was a wonderfully fun time!

I have just the one daughter,18,now ...but we had a lot of parties and sleepovers as she was growing up!

One birthday we had 22 girls over. No sleepover that year!