So continuing on with Jennifer of Double The Fun’s Night Owl Slumber Party (you will be able to purchase the whole party plan on her site very soon)! If you missed the dessert table segment, you can find it here. I swear the more I stare at this party and its details, the more I fall in love with it. I am amazed at Jennifer’s ability to plan out every detail and make everything look so cohesive while obviously throwing a super fun party. Here is her description of both dinner and the activities:
Dinner was “make your own pizza” but I totally could have skipped this! The girls were so ready to get to activities and sweet treats, that even though they said they were hungry, they hardly ate a bite!
But at least the dinner table looked cute with our “Whoo Wants Pizza?” sign! I put all the pizza fixings on my fondue lazy susan. (It’s only the first time in 16 years of marriage that I’ve used the fondue set!)
My favorite touch may be the button napkin rings. I found buttons pre-strung on wire at my local floral warehouse and just wrapped these around each napkin. These come in all sort of colors and I’ll definitely use this technique again.
Our activities were classic sleepover fare: facials, painting nails, decorating pillowcases, photo booth and movie time.
The facials were a hoot (pardon the pun). I made them using plain Greek yogurt, honey, and cocoa power. The concoction was cold, so all the girls were giggling fools as I brushed the masks on. The robes and headbands were essential for keeping the chocolate mask off the girls’ PJs.
For nail painting, I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Polish. This is not a long-lasting polish, but it goes on in one coat and dries in one minute, so it’s perfect for little girls who can’t keep still until their nails dry. (We have a huge collection, because I tend to use this polish as a stocking stuffer.) I tried my hand at little owl designs and they actually came out OK!
The pillowcases were leftover from my Nancy Drew Mystery Party (also using Lindi’s printables). The girls decorated them however they liked using fabric markers.
The photo booth is another piece of fabric with a rod pocket sewn in. (It’s left over from my Wizard of Oz Party.) I pinned pennant banners from Lindi’s collection to the front of the fabric, and the girls posed with owl masks (also by Lindi).
Photography: Viridian Images Photography (www.virimages.com)