|Ever see a princess on a tire swing?|
We decorated crowns with jewel stickers, markers and glitter glue, which takes forever to dry and magically ends up on everyone's arms and hands. Next time I'll stick with the stickers. (Ha! next time... I'm so funny) We blew bubbles and played a few games. We ate lunch and then we opened presents. Do we leave that at the end to build up suspense? I found myself having to explain often during the day that it wasn't time for presents yet and I couldn't really answer why. She survived anyway and was soon in that present opening zone that makes their eyes glaze over and they start tossing presents already opened out of the way to make way for presents not yet opened.
Oh, I made that ribbon crown the night before. I thought it would be a quick project, but it took me a while. Here she is showing the ribbons in back. I think it tops off the ensemble nicely. I guess my late night was worth it.
So now I heave a big sigh and listen to the noise makers that my husband insisted on buying. That is, until they get "lost"... Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!
Now go to sleep!