Lia wanted to have a "home" party this year with friends and party games. We did a lot of brainstorming and came up with some fun ideas and hoped everyone would enjoy it. Here is the birthday girl with her #9 cupcake right before we sang to her.
Here is her awesome little group of girlfriends. We were so excited that everyone we invited was able to attend.
We did a mummy wrapping game where each team of 2 girls had to see who could wrap a roll of toilet paper the fastest. It was really fun... though I cringed a little at the waste of toilet paper! I played the Bangles Walk Like and Egyptian and the girls had never heard it before. It came out in 1986... ha!
Limbo was a hit! Everyone likes that game.
David and Emily put on a magic show for everyone! They even had stage names: Zim Zam (David) and Drizelda the Mentalist (Emily) I won't say it went off without a hitch... but the very observant girls enjoyed their antics and only foiled a few tricks. ;-)
Here they are playing spin the nail polish bottle. I had a ton of nail polish so each girl could pick a color and spin it. If the bottle pointed to you, the spinner would paint one toe nail. They played till everyone's nails were painted! We found this one on a google search of 'fun party games for 9 year olds' I would call it a winner.
And here is her Happy Birthday video. If she looks a little angry at the beginning it is because here siblings were threatening to sing the mean (annoying and traditional according to Emily)birthday song... the one that goes: Lia Nelli's a pain/ She sings like a train/ She is driving me/ insane in the brain.