I survived Hannah & the Party

We got about 4 inches of rain this past Saturday from the last little bit of Hannah.  It was in the forecast all week- for my daughter’s birthday and pool party.  Needless to say I had to switch party gears from a simple outside pool & ice cream party to and indoor party with decorations and activities for 11 girls!  I have been totally stressed out!

This is what I have been doing for the last 4 days:  party prep!!!


75 balloons throughout the house, plus streamers

A fabulous Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Pennant banner, exclusively designed by my daughter.

So what did they do? They stamped!

Each party attendee received a pink pony webkinz as  their party favor in a plain card stock box that was fashioned from a 12×12 piece of card stock with colors selected by my daughter..  They punched a tag and a large wide oval from various pieces of scrap paper(selected by my daughter).  they stamped with tagger’s dozen on the tag, adhered them together and made a pony ribbon collar.  They wrote their name on the back so we knew who’s pony was who’s and then tied it around the pony’s neck (in a bow) with a large piece of ribbon.(also selected by my daughter)

they then decorated the box with stickers.  you can see a little bit of them here in the picture

They played pin the cherries (Tart & Tangy) on the ice cream sundae.  See the above picture of the hand drawn ice cream & dish. Sooooo last minute I was coloring as fast as I could !!!!

they made BLING bead bracelets and made ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings! They played Freeze dance and opened presents too!  It was a great day!

Recipe:  a birthday girl, a party and lots of paper crafting supplies.



  1. April411
    September 8, 2008 / 12:42 pm

    Jill,It looks like the party turned out great! I bet the girls enjoyed themselves even more then if it was a pool party. Congratulations on a quick and fantastic turn around! I love the pennant! Can we do a class and make one? Love it!Congrats again!Marie

  2. Mary
    September 8, 2008 / 7:07 pm

    JillYou are AMAZING!!! Looks like fun!

  3. Anonymous
    September 10, 2008 / 4:42 am

    What a dream party of any little girl. What a great time I'm sure they all had. May have been stressful for a while but you made a life time memory for each child there. I have (4) girls with three of them leading their own lives. How fast they do grow up. Thanks for sharing her special day with us.Kathy Brown

  4. Stephanie
    September 17, 2008 / 4:58 pm

    Wow what a great party… I miss my kids birthday parties….(pouting) they are 24 and 19 now… Enjoy the years, they fly by.

  5. Terry Molineux
    October 18, 2008 / 10:41 am

    Jill you are one amazing woman with LOADS of talent. Wish I had some of it….these are so adorable and your daughter did a great job! These girls must of talked about this party for days!

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