Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

We celebrated my oldest daughters birthday today. A little early but she wanted to have a small party (which we haven't done in a number of years.) Her actually birthday is the 28th. We decided on trying to do an English Garden theme. She did a few games with either words from birthday, party, or words related to England. She also did another game with British literature where she read a quote from a book and her guests needed to guess the book and the author. After that they played a simple version of pictionary just for fun.

Her sister Natania and I decorated the basement in as many floral type things as we had. I bought some fabric, tulle, artificial flowers, and xmas lights. Thankfully those were at the stores very early this year. I did not want to hunt for those among our Christmas decorations - we have many, many boxes. Here are some of the photos:

I had her cake made at Sam's club and it was really good and a good price for the size that it was. A couple of the girls last minute couldn't make it which was too bad. I certainly couldn't have made this:

We also had a small section of a table with a few different types of candies - some hershey kisses, skittles, sweet tarts, dinner mints and life savers laid out in a variety of floral dishware. This was to be the "Sweet" in sweet sixteen. The girls had small purple bags to fill with some candy to take home.

A tribute to a sister. . . Arianna came up with this last minute and asked one of their mutual friends to help her with it.

She tried to put this to a rap kind of beat but here are the words:

S-i-x-t double E - N
thas right
she'z my best friend
cuz Gabrielle b the 1 who putz the smile on me
Mz. G-A-B-R to the I-E-L-L-E
We rappin' to say Happy B-day


Mrs. E. said...

What a wonderful way to honor your daughter! I love how you decorated. . .and those chairs! Perfect!

Janene said...

This was definately a party she will remember forever!
Everything looked amazing!!!!!
Happy Early Birthday to your daughter.

momma24 said...

That was beautiful! What a wonderful way to celebrate with your daughter.

Holly K said...

I found your blog through BlogFrog and wanted to come by and say welcome. Thanks for sharing those pictures of your daughter's sweet sixteen. I have three teen boys and I have finally accepted that I will never throw a frilly, girly party with lots of flowers and pink and purple decorations. Sigh :) So thanks for sharing YOURS!

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