Thursday, March 18, 2010

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On Saturday morning, I woke up to find Ashley sitting on top of me.

"Mommy, we have a girl date today."

And she was right.  We did. 

It was cousin Ellie's 4th birthday party, and I was planning to take Ashley and then stick around in case my sister-in-law Jennifer needed any help.  I'd been telling Ashley about it all week.

All the invitees were instructed to come dressed in princess dresses for a tea party extravaganza.  Ashley eventually settled on wearing a pink dress with a sparkly crown.  I settled on jeans and a sweater.  Truth be told, I really wanted to wear a sparkly crown too but I didn't think I could pull it off.  Plus I don't think they sell them at Old Navy.

Oh, if only I could go back to my childhood, when wearing sparkly princess crowns was socially acceptable. Oh, how I loved sparkly things!  Sparkly barrettes, sparkly lip gloss, sparkly nail polish...  Hmm.  No wonder I like Twilight so much.  I'm addicted to sparkle.

Anyway, once we arrived, Ashley forgot all about her "girl date" with me.  I don't blame her.  How can a mom in Old Navy jeans compete with 5 little girls dressed to the nines?  Plus there were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into stars.  And butter mints!

(I think maybe I ate too many of the butter mints.  Sorry, Jennifer.)

We had such a lovely time that I wish we could go a tea party every weekend!  Although next time, I'm definitely wearing some sparkle.

27 comments:

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Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

As my daughter tells me, "Anyone can wear a crown!". :D I love girl dates with my daughter. We have so much fun!! And that party sounded just perfect!

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MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Come on....you really should buy yourself a crown. One of my girlfriends bought me one (from the dollar store, I believe) for my birthday a couple of years ago. When I still worked, I perched it atop my computer monitor as a subtle little reminder to myself (and others...HA!). It now sits in my closet, where I glimpse it from time to time. And yes, I have put it on once or twice. :)

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Aging Mommy said...

Beautiful pictures, it makes it all somehow look even more magical in black and white.

I too am usually to be found in Old Navy wear these days - I don't crave a tiara, just something that isn't practical and inexpensive because you know someone's sticky little hands are going to be all over it! A pair of designer jeans, a lucky brand shirt, some new boots and a new coach bag, of the non-practical too small to carry diapers, wet wipes and everything else required when going out with your child kind!

One can only dream......

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BranderPaul said...

This is the coolest idea EVER. We should have a big girl tea party... except our tea will be wine... and yes, we will SOOOOO wear sparkly tiaras :)

Krystyn said...

What a fun party. We recently went to a tea party, too, and my daughter loved it.

And, I was the only mom in jeans.

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Sadia said...

Our local library held a Spring Break tea party! How cool is that!? It was on a weekday, or we'd have been all over it.

Wait, sparkly crowns aren't acceptable for 30-somethings? Psshaw!

liz said...

What a fabulous idea! I have 2 little girls, and they would LOVE that. That's a fun birthday party idea as well. Love the photos, too! What great memories.

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carissa @ lowercase letters said...

can i just say that girl dates rock?!!!! love them. especially when they include your mom's. there's just something about being with your mom... like for instance they like to spoil us!

MollyinMinn said...

Ah yes, something I never get to experience having three boys. So it was fun to read about it. What a cute idea!

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Heather @ Gerber Days said...

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mrs. b. said...

oh my, this is so adorable! girl dates are my very favorite thing in the whole world. but i always forget my sparkle too.

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I love the pics. A tea party sounds like lots of fun. Following from MBC.

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