Zeenah (officially 7 now) is beyond obsessed with Unicorns…..I think she counts unicorns in her sleep!!
Before we move to Canada (December 2016 ) she was so distraught about not being able to celebrate her birthday with her closest friends…I could totally relate to her as its such a big change mixed with so many emotions. I couldn’t bare the thought of her never forgiving me of depriving her with one last big bash. I tried to ignore it as much as I can but as the departure date was getting closer I decided to do something…..
So what did I come up with…..A “fake” birthday off course!!! As my house was chaos of boxes half unpacked and couldn’t bare the thought of planning a full fledged birthday I decided to actually give in and have it somewhere….. it was a mix of Unicorn and Spa.
I booked a full Spa birthday at Sparkle Nail Spa in Discovery Mall. It was a full day of pampering Zeenah’s closest friends followed by lunch at Chillis and obviously her Cake.
The girls were all pampered from head to toe! Nailpolish, hair, makeup and fancy tattoo art. I found the cutest thing when they all were attempting to carry Zeenah…..and she loved every moment of attention.
No birthday is ever complete without a family group picture….this in particular I love because you can see my mommy in the background!!!
She made sure I made a Unicorn topper and decorated with Rainbow Meringues……
I think I did good in Making Life Memorable twice over for that matter when it comes to her 7th Birthday!!!! Stay tuned for a post about her “Real” birthday with her New friends.
We Love having themed birthday parties and there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing it all come together.
This year Jennah chose to have a Queen of Hearts birthday party. A basic red & black with hearts, “How hard could that be??” I thought! Well in my head things always seem to start simple but I’m not one that does simple. I loooooooooooooooooooooove over the top! “Bigger” and “more is more” is my thing.
So I go old fashioned and grab a pen and paper and start writing my to dos.
1. Invitation & Guest list
4. Menu & cake
Off course I wrote that list but knew that things will definitely be added along the way.
First on the list invitations & Guests.
So I pull out the file on my computer with last years list and print it out. We had a few scratched out names and I also had to give Jennah her list of school kids that she made.
Then the fun part of designing the invitation.
I knew I wanted to have red envelopes and red cardstock for the card. So it was important to make a run to a stationary store before undertaking the design stage. I had to get the envelopes first because only then would I know what size to make the invite.
My second decisions was to design the card for printing on regular white A4. It would just make my life so much easier in getting the color scheme.
A few hours behind the computer and a little cutting here and there.
The final result of a few hours work was something I was very proud of!
7th Birthday memories are beginning to shape up. After all it’s about “Making Life Memorable!”