A Milestone Birthday. A Time of Celebration.
A Before-the-Sun-Up Breakfast Party Complete with a Treasure Hunt is Perfect.
Early. Yes. Sleepy Heads all around. But Ramped Up with a Hunt for Treasure.
Oatmeal. Flaky Croissants. With a Side of Donuts. 🙂
I Have Come to Realize that in a Family, Doing Something Two Times Creates a Tradition.
A Crack of Dawn Birthday Celebration is One of Our Family Traditions.
I know…a Tad Nuts…But Hey…It Works.
Even a Tradition requires a Full Week of Planning.
Shopping for Gifts for the Party Girl is a Family Affair. TJ Maxx Works.
Mr. Doodle is an excellent Clothes Shopper of Teen Atire. Who Knew?!
Gifts are Wrapped and Labeled with a Number.
Secret Hiding Places are Discovered for the Gifts. Poetry Clues are Written.
10 Clues for 10 Gifts.
A WoW Centerpiece is Crafted…Cost…Free.
What You Need: Branch from the Yard. A Fancy Pitcher. Rocks. Napkins. Ribbon.
Set the Branch upright in the pitcher. Stabilize with Rocks.
The Black Cat Napkins are from TJ Maxx’s. Hole punch the top. Thread a ribbon. Hang.
Sun Not Quite Up. The Table is Ready.
The Treasure Map Clues.
A Rousing Hunt…Gifts are Everywhere…Under the Bed. In the Sink. Inside the Wok.
By 7:30 AM…Party Phase One is Over…Off to School and Work.
Then On to Party Phase Two.
Birthday Dinner. The Birthday Girl’s Choice…Buca Di Beppo.
Grazing Past Heavy Hitters on the Way to the Kitchen Table.
The Party Table Awaits.
The Best Seat in the Place to Watch All the Swirling Action.
The Party Girl and Her Court.
The Parade of Food Begins.
Every Dish En Route to the Dining Room is Presented to Us.
The Party Choices…Spaghetti and Meat Balls.
Shrimp with Penne Pasta.
And Always Save Room for a Birthday Dessert.
With Rousing Birthday Singing and Dancing.
By the Wait Staff.
And a Lighted Candelabra for Making Special Wishes.
A Magical Day. From Dawn to Dusk.