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Sheridan is obsessed with owls so it was only fitting that we had an owl party to celebrate her birthday! It had a vintage, Anthropologie kind of a feel with doilies and handmade yarn pom poms, wood elements and funky fabrics.
I sent Michael, Matthew and Chasen on a Boys Night Out with a prepaid hotel room at the Hyatt, gift cards for the Tilted Kilt (Irish Hooters), IMAX tickets to James Bond movie and Mimi's Cafe gift card for breakfast the next morning.
Guests arrived and signed a scrapbook page and played a round or two of hide-and-seek while waiting for the pizza to arrive. The girls ate pizza and chicken nuggets from Pizza Hut and then went on a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood. The guests sang Happy Birthday and then ate the homemade feather cake.
Next, they put on some owl aprons and painted some original owl art work on canvases. After painting, they watched the movie "Legends of the Guardians" and then played some games.
The first game was to transfer M&Ms from one plate to another using a straw. The second game was to knock over bottles while wearing pantyhose with a tennis ball on your head. The last game was to move an Oreo cookie from your forehead to your mouth by wiggling your face. They also took a quiz to see how well they knew Sheridan.
The girls waiting until EXACTLY midnight to have their Midnight Snack of milk and cookies. I went up to bed at 1:00 and they stayed downstairs and watched TV until 4:30.
They were very difficult to wake up in the morning to have a sit down breakfast so they just ate on the floor as each parent arrived to pick them up. I made bacon, mini pancakes, hot cocoa and sparkling OJ.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Homemade Devil's Food cake and chocolate frosting feather cake

  • Party Favors

    Owl backpack, owl painting, owl necklace, owl pillow

  • Activities / Games

    Scavenger hunt, owl paintings, M&M game, Pantyhose/tennis ball game, Oreo cookie game, Birthday Girl quiz

  • Funniest Moment

    The girls waited until exactly 12:00 midnight to eat the midnight snack of milk and cookies

  • What People Ate

    Pizza Hut, owl cookies, homemade chocolate feather cake, mini pancakes, bacon, fizzy OJ and hot chocolate

  • What People Drank

    Juice Squeeze, hot chocolate

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