Well, my Diva is 10! And I pulled off an exceptional time for her and her two friends. I am not a big believer in holding an "invite-everyone-in-your-class-and-get-all-kinds-of-crap" birthday parties. Instead, I like to keep their celebrations intimate and memorable. Hopefully, she'll remember her tenth birthday. I sure will!
We started off going to a hotel where I had already decorated and filled with balloons and junk food.
Then we went shopping to, where else ... Claire's! And then to Build-A-Bear.
The perfect little girl shops! Then we went to dinner at the hotel, and they all ordered BEER (root beer) and I had a glass of wine. They sang Happy Birhtday and gave her chocolate ... of course, her favorite food of all time!
Afterward, we went swimming, hot-tubbing and we even hung out in the sauna.
Back in the room, they begged me to give them massages, so I pretended to be a masseuse while they drank root beer from wine glasses and tried to be glamorous.
Then, we watched Twilight, which I hadn't planned on watching until I read the book, but it was AMAZING! I can now see what all the hype is about! Edward!!!
The next morning, when Diva officially turned 10, we celebrated with room service ...
... and then I let them swim some more, and later we went to Target. It was exhausting handling three cute 'tweens, but a lot of fun. Later that night, we had pizza and a cake with family and her friends, and I fell asleep cuddling and spooning my little girl.
I cannot believe she has graced by life for a decade. I just hope when she's 13 or 14 or even 16, she will still think I am fun and want to spend her birthday celebrations with me!
Cuz I love my precious little birthday girl!