slumber party planning

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Izzy decided on a small slumber party for her upcoming 7th birthday.  I was ELATED!!!  While I have enjoyed her large birthday parties with several friends and parents, planning can get a little stressful.  I’m looking forward to this more laid back party.  Even though it’s not going to be extravagant (not that the others were, but you know what I mean) I still want it to be special.  She has asked for a Sleeping Beauty theme, so I’m going to go that direction without making it obnoxious.

INVITES:  I’m really digging the ease of Paperless Post evites.  They have beautiful options at great prices and several that are FREE.  Couldn’t be more quick and simple.  I chose this one and had it customized and emailed out in just a couple of minutes.

CAKE: I love this sweet cake with a nod to Sleeping Beauty that could really be for any princess party.

ACTIVITY:  While they’re waiting on pizza to be delivered I thought they would have fun coloring these princess themed pillow cases.  Izzy is freaking out over it and I can hardly keep her from coloring hers in already 😀  I purchased the fabric on Etsy through Southern Stitch Fabric (looks like she’s out of the castle fabric now, so I’ve linked to another supplier on Etsy below) and stitched the pillow cases up using the tutorial on The Mouse House blog.  Seriously, how fun is this!!! 

MOVIE:  Izzy requested a showing of Sleeping Beauty.  Done!
ACCOMODATIONS:  They must have an epic blanket fort.  MUST.  Somehow I will make this happen.  Twinkling lights and everything.
FAVORS:  While the pillow cases are technically party favors as well, I thought I would put together these fun sleep masks for the girls because, I mean, look at them!
This brings back so many memories of sleeping parties from when I was young.  All the giggling, dancing, acting goofy, and staying up all night.  Having said that, I hope I survive the night!
What’s your most fond memory of sleeping parties?


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    love those pillow cases! i think you forgot the bottle of wine you will need for after the party… good luck!

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      You are so right!!! Gonna be a long night.

  2. Mindy Avatar

    We used to have to RENT a VCR for our slumber parties. Lol
    No Maleficent? I LOVE that movie.

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Oh my gosh, yes!!! Izzy has a love/hate relationship with that movie. Always wants to watch it but then has nightmares.

  3. Amy Avatar

    You are such a fun mom. Going to look at those pillow cases now. So fun.

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      YOU are a fun mom. I bet you'd take Sammy out to TP 😀

  4. Amy Avatar

    You are such a fun mom. Going to look at those pillow cases now. So fun.

  5. Freckles Chick Avatar

    I never got to do the sleepover thing when I was that age! It was a cultural thing but man did I wish! Can you BELIEVE how amazing I still turned out?? Don't answer that. Man, all that fun I missed, especially if they were anything like what you have planned for Izzy girl. #willyoubemymom

    PS. LOVE your new (to me) headshot over there on your sidebar, gal! Ferosh.

    1. CrazyWonderful Avatar

      Well that just plain sucks! And yes, total miracle you turned out awesome 😉 Most fond memories from my sleepovers were things like going out and toilet papering houses (why do our conversations revolve around TP lately??), and making up dance routines and recording them while wearing the lovely exercise attire of the 80's. We should totally recreate those!!! I can see the news headline "Two Mom's Caught TP-ing Houses While Wearing Neon Leotards and Leg Warmers"

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