The simple dessert table: Donuts, including homemade mini donuts, salvaged cupcakes, gummy rings and candy dots.
Before I let the kids hype up on donuts, we started with a sit-down lunch. The circle-themed lunch included a variety of bagel sandwiches, fruit kabobs, round pretzels & Crunchitos, and pasta salad.
We whipped up a couple of batches of delicious Orange Julius’, using this recipe. Also, I was kind of in love with the personalized straw flags.
Once it got dark, the girls roasted marshmallows. I also set up a table for midnight snacks, which included more donuts, fruit, and popcorn. I made sleep masks for each girl to wear to bed. Instead of doing individual goody bags, I put several little trinkets in a candy canister and let the girls pick out what they wanted. This was also part of my rain back-up activity plan – there were bracelet kits, tattoos, mini-notebooks & pens, pencils & donut erasers, toe rings and ring pops in the canister.
After the girls put on their pajamas, they designed and decorated their own pillowcases. They loved making these and spent quite a lot of time on them. I purchased the simple iron-on transfers at Michaels and they made perfect pictures for coloring with fabric markers.
The girls finally went to sleep at about 2:30 (am!!), but were up bright and early for breakfast. I set out more donuts (naturally), but I think they were sick of them at this point. For something a bit more nutritious, they made yogurt parfaits, and hubby scrambled up some eggs. I purchased individual chocolate milks and orange juice. I knew we would be tired, so I planned for ease and simplicity.
I loved this party. I think all the girls had a great time, and the day flowed nicely. All of the girls got along and kept busy, which is just about all you can ask for when hosting a sleepover. My daughter is already planning for next year (I’m raising a little party planner, apparently), but I’m still recouping from this one!