Come As You Are Party
Cathy in Fort Wayne, IN USA
For my daughter's 11th birthday, I planned a "Come as you are" party. We sent out invitations stating that the party would begin at 2:00 p.m. but instead, I secretly called all the parents and said I would like to pick them up around 7:30 a.m. The birthday morning came, I crept into my daughter's room with the camcorder rolling and woke her up. She was very surprised when I told her that the birthday party was right then and we had to go pick up her friends. She got into the car, in her jammies, and we went to each of her friend's houses. We went right in to their bedrooms and woke each of them up, and made them get into the car (their parents had secretly packed clothes for them so they wouldn't have to stay in their jammies the whole time). We came back to our house and I made them a wonderful breakfast of French Banana Pancakes and Cinnamon Rolls. They played games, opened gifts, and watched the video of each of them being woke up - it was hysterical!! I also made them lunch and then we sang Happy Birthday. They were all here till around 1:30. These are all very close friends of my daughter and they all had a wonderful time. It will be fun to look back at the video in a few years and have a good laugh!!