Monday, November 10, 2008

Memory Monday Halloween Sweet 16

Another "recent" memory for Memory Monday...
Date: October 31, 2008
PLACE: Casa De Girl Next Door
Present: Girl, Daughter, Son, Grandparents and about 30+ Friends
Occasion: Sweet 16 Halloween Party
After over a month of buying out every dollar store in creation, creating homemade decorations and giveaways from this House of Hell (scroll down to rant on Michael's....), kissing the feet of my Mother the Angel who baked the two cakes so that I could decorate them, allowing sleepovers on school nights so that the decorating could commence a day early. It Finally Arrived. The Birthday Party.







(The cakes my Mommy made and I decorated....)


Stinky the baby puppy dog (renamed for anonymity from here-to-forward - her real name is not stinky but trust me, she is a stinker!) took to growling at everyone including her own Owner Daughter b/c I wouldn't let her be put down. Oh no. Too much food and balloons and things to Eat and Die From:




Stinky is a Punkin!







Stinky Biting on Queen Bee's Angel Wings. Because Queen Bee Truly is the Angel Among Us...

Kids came and went under the watchful Eye of the Mom Who Knows all but sometimes chooses to pretend not to.

They ate food as fast as I could bring it out (no not Pizza but Tailgate rolls and lasagna!), played games, watched movies, and generally made me laugh.

Nice take on the Joker Character...


They greeted my parents with a firm handshake and a How Do You Do. These kids raised right and knowing that Mama GND would kick their butts if they forgot their manners.....


Grandpa gets into the Decorating.
The parents came and hang with me off and on through the night, lamenting and enjoying at the same time the passing of 16 years.

About 10 sweet kids slept over, so it was pancakes and strawberries (and coffee!!!) for 12 the next morning before soccer practice.


My Daughter, and her BFF's, both my "other daughters." Great kids....sigh.and my secret Boyfriend on the calendar in the back (a gift from Daughter....)

And Daughter and Son had it all cleaned up before my Brother and sis-in-law arrived at 2pm for the Next Night's events.
Yep For Real - I do love my kids. Happy Birthday Kids.


Daughter and the BFF as Batman and Batgirl. Too Cute for Words....



Sadly the only photo I got of Son being "Austin Powers." He was truly hilarious. Only a video would've done him justice anyway. He's one of those "voice dudes" who can impersonate anyone. He cracks me up every day, never mind Halloween!!

I didn't get Gram and her cake, just the cakes.

And the basement with the cauldrons and lights and spiders on the walls and spooky things everywhere? Nope didn't get a photo of those...sorry..... (OH I really am a Bad Photo Mom) But if you look in the background of Son's photo you do see some of the skeleton garland and such...




But TT did get the witches brooms lighting up the front walk (there were 4 in total)


10 comments:

Paranoid said...

Those cakes are seriously impressive. Whenever I try to decorate a cake, it ends up looking like I let M do all the work.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Such a great party. You rocked it for them. The cakes were quite impressive as are the costumes. So glad it all went well. They are good kids. You should be proud. Take care,
Suz


my verification word is: infartid.
how great is that?

Persnickety Ticker said...

The party looked like a blast! That one pic of the punkin eating the angel is pricessless. How did you get the bigger dog to do that "kill me now, I totally hate this" look on his face? That musta took some serious training...hehehe.

My word vert? semparka. Infartid-semparka. I think someone in the word vert programming department is bored or something.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Awesome party!

ChiTown Girl said...

Looks like an awesome time was had by all! I love Halloween, and Halloween parties. We had one for my son a few years ago (his birthday is Nov. 6) and it was, and is, still my favorite of all his birthday parties!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It looks like it was great. At least you only have to do that once a year!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love Halloween parties, and those cakes look fantastic!

Saucy said...

Wow you really did it up! Halloween birthdays must be a hoot. I also threw a party for my kid and her friends and I'd never done that at Halloween before so yes, I spent huge amounts of time in the dollar store and your place of hell known as the M word.

Mrs. G. said...

What a good mom you are. An evening to remember for sure!

Katy said...

Daughter has a late October bday too and it is so much fun to have costume parties for the birthday celebration!

Your kids are adorable and those CAKES, omg, they are awesome!