16 May 2010

party!

edited to tell you my daughter was deemed the most gracious seven-year-old ever in the history of the world for her behaviour during the party--particularly during present-opening. And not just by me!


friends from UK/Russia, USA, the birthday girl, Russia, Holland

Our party was exactly what I wanted it to be--fun for Lexi.

Her four classmates arrived and we decorated picture frames and made beads-on-pipe cleaner bracelets.



We played some dancing games, had a photo-puzzle scavenger hunt, played pin-the-butterfly-on-the-flower,


and then everyone sang to Lexi (all she wanted was a cake, for everyone to sing to her, and to dance) and we had strawberry cake and fruit.

After cake, we played hot potato to open gifts. Yes, we opened gifts. The girls were all excited to see how Lexi liked their presents.

We got the bracelet makings out again and that kept everyone busy and happy until the they had to leave. We didn't even play the balloon game I had in reserve or paint faces or make the flowers to decorate the wall or eat ice cream. NO ONE wanted ice cream--not even my little one. Go figure.

Thank-you notes are in-progress.

21 comments:

Lindsay said...

So glad to hear that Lexi had a great party and enjoyed herself. She totally deserves it! Happy Birthday again to your little princess.

Tina in CT said...

Sounds perfect for Lexi, the girls and you.

Did the mothers drop off the girls?

June said...

Sounds great! Glad she had a fun time.

Barb said...

Yeah! Sounds exactly how it was supposed to be! Looking forward to the pictures!

Lindy said...

So glad to hear that Lexi had fun at her party. The crafts sound perfect... I was wondering what you would do. I'm sure Lexi was happy with her strawberry cake. And, yes, opening gifts is a good lesson in graciousness!! Can't wait to see the pictures.

beckyww said...

Big doings!

Maura said...

So glad it went well. Best that Lexi enjoyed the party, and of course her friends had fun, too. You did a great job of creating a kids party for kids! (Did any parents stay anyway?)

Can't wait to see pictures. :-)

Kathy Friend said...

Can't wait to see pics! Glad it was such a nice party!

Fran said...

Sounds just perfect. Can't wait to see your pics.

Kay B said...

Sounds like the best birthday ever!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Sounds like it was just perfect. Listen, if no one wanted ice cream you were a hit. A rockin, rollin HIT! Awesome!

NOw, about your pics. PLEASE! I'm dying and I can't stand it. I just know they are adorable!

nicole said...

aww i love small quiet parties they mean the most..i was thinking today about your one post about keeping lexis world small..i agree when i was a child i had a few fav toys (still have them)and played with them carefully and loved them all..her partie will be the same in her mind a nice quiet partie with her mama..and you can see in her recent pics and videos she has come alive.when she says mama thats so beautiful she really is seeing things for the first time things we see over and over she hasnt seen really not haveing been in the orphanage..your doing an awesome job kate she has unfolded like a flower.bigg huggs from canada..

Jane and Jim said...

Sounds like a most perfect birthday - just as it should be.
Can't wait to see pics!

yjwebers said...

The party sounds perfect! Well done! Love, Nif

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

Sounds lovely :)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

AHA! THANK YOU! See, I was right, the pics are awesome!!!

Gosh she is just so pretty. Her happiness and confidence just jump out these days. You are the best Mom!

Debbie said...

Love the pictures of the party! Looks like it was a blast for Lexi and her friends.

Annie said...

The funniest thing to me - if someone said "Pick out the American girl" - I'd pick Lexi!

Annie said...

I hope you did that darling Russian birthday game/song about getting BIGGER and TALLER.... I just love that!

That, and the Russian birthday song. I have it on a CD and for a few years at least, got away with bringing it to school to play on birthdays.

kate said...

Annie--nope. No Russian songs or games. That would not have made for a happy day for Lexi.

Nationalities of the girls are:

Brit/Russian, US, LEXI, Russian, Dutch

Jenni said...

Looks like a wonderful party!