Piper really really really wanted a slumber party for her birthday. After talking to a couple of moms I decided to try to talk her out of it, to my surprise, it was actually quite easy. I told her that if she had a slumber party, she could only invite a couple of friends, but if we did a "Late Night" party then she could invite all of her friends (still a lot). I also told her that we could have them come in their pajamas and it could be kind of like a slumber party. She liked the idea, so on the invitations we wrote:
*Well will have pizza, play games and watch movies.
The party was scheduled from 6:00 - 10:00ish. Out of the 13 girls that were invited, 11 showed. One was out of town and the other actually got sick in the car on the way to the party. I Had ordered Domino's Pizza because they had 3 large pizzas with one topping for $7.00 each, so we had two pepperoni and one cheese. It arrived at about 6:10. After everyone introduced themselves to each other we got started. We ate pizza and had Orange Fanta.
After we were done eating, we played games. I had six games set up around the living room: Bendominos, Blink, Connect Four, Pick-up sticks, Jenga and Mancala. We spit up into teams and played games, after about 8-10 minutes at a game, we would rotate, what fun this was!
Then we played the gift game. They all sat around the table and took turns rolling the dice. If they got a seven (how old the birthday girl turned) then they got to pick a gift off of the table...or they could take a gift that someone else had already got. This was so fun, all the gifts were good, but most of the girls really wanted a rail twirler.
After the opening of presents, they all got comfortable downstairs and watched "Matilda."
The first girl left at about 9:30, and the last girl left at about 10:30.
We had so much fun! I would recommend this type of birthday party to anyone who has a little girl.