Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Party time!

McKenna turned 13 last Thursday. Craziness! We all went to Cici's and then to an arcade for super fun times. But that was just family time. My mom and I planned for her to have a sleepover on Saturday.

So I spent Friday evening (until like 1 am, not even kidding) working on stuff for the party. I knew I had to get it all done that night cause I was attending a wedding the next day 2 hours away. So obviously when you have 6 13-year-olds at your house you want to load them up on sugar, therefore I began with the cupcake making:

 I actually made two types of cupcakes cause she wanted both chocolate and vanilla. I asked what color did she want me to use for her party and she answered rainbow.... (?) To honor this request, I made funfetti cupcakes, but went with blue frosting and blue everything else. I knew I needed a cupcake stand of sorts and we do not have one here. I remembered seeing on a blog a long while back how someone had just covered boxes with paper and used that, so I decided to give it a go. We had two perfect sized boxes and some blue wrapping paper so my mom and I wrapped up the boxes.
The wrapped boxes looked pretty good IMO. Ignore the crap all over the table, we're just keepin' it real over at our house. Trust me, it was gone by party time.

I dipped marshmallows on lollipop sticks in chocolate and also pretzel rods. They were really good, we had one or two (or, um, a few more...) that night.
The finished product!! I thought it turned out really nice. Now, we didn't just have sugar city here. My mom and I also made a fruit tray, veggie tray and had chips and salsa. I just forgot to take pictures of everything else. =[

I also made Pioneer Woman's tomato-basil pizza at McKenna's request. She LOVES that pizza and her friends really seemed to enjoy it.

For activities the girls had sidewalk chalk, string to make lanyards with and TONS of glow sticks. Seriously my mom and I got a billion of those suckers in all different colors. The girls had so many on and then wanted me to go with them outside. The neighbors were giving us some crazy looks, but they had a fun time so I don't care. =]

I love my sister!