Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Party at the North Pole

This year I told Zoey she could have some friends over for a mother and daughter holiday night of fun. 
I had seen the theme "Party at the North Pole" and just went with it. 

She wanted to invite her entire class, cheerleading team, Daisy group, old playgroup friends, and all of her other friends and cousins. We worked on her understanding the concept of a small group and finally she decided.  Unfortunately, between the stomach bug and the snow several girls were unable to make it but we still had a great time 

Just about every single idea can be found on Pinterest. What did I ever do before I found that site?

Reindeer Food Bar 

Labels can be found and printed on Pinterest. 

Gingerbread houses - hot glued before the kids arrived for durability. 

Place card signs with popsicle sticks and gum drops. 

North Pole cupcakes. 


Frosty's Favorite Popcorn 

Snack Table 

The girls working hard on letters to Santa. 

Painting ceramic ornaments. 

Most of these girls have been friends since they were a year old. 
Without them, none of us mama's would have become friends either. 

Seeing them hard at work on their projects makes it hard to believe that they ever were tiny toddlers wrecking havoc together during playgroups that would last hours because everyone was having a great time. 

Hard at work! 

Such great jobs they all did. 

We played pin the nose on Rudolph. 

The girls were giggling and laughing and having so much fun. 

Picture Time!!! 

I can't help but to think 11 years from now we could be looking at a picture like this in the yearbook - you know the section with all the old photos - as we prepare to watch our babies graduate from high school. 

Yeah, I am fighting back the tears. 

Ummm, why does 11 years suddenly seem so short. 
Can we freeze time?!?!

Reindeer Food!! 

Winding down, or maybe full of energy from all the treats is more like it. 

It was just a great night with friends. 

Have I mentioned - I love the holidays?!?!


Kasey A said...

I love this idea Melissa! Zoey is getting so big and I can absolutely see that photo in a year book someday! You really are so creative! I wanted to tell you the other day when all the kids had a snow day and lots of Moms were complaining you totally embraced having your babies home with you. I loved seeing that. That is how I want to be when we finally have our kids too!

MelissaNJ said...

Awww, thats so sweet Kasey!! The harder the journey to motherhood the more you realize just how special of a gift it is. I try to never take a single moment for granted because I remember what it was like praying to be a mama, the miracle that Zoey was, and the long journey to James. Your going to be a wonderful mother for sure.

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