Thursday, December 15, 2011


The girls walked in to the room and the table was all set for their Christmas party.  This years theme was Christmas penguins.

The girls found their name cards and sat down.  We had a yummy dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and drinks. 

After we ate, everyone moved over to the craft table that was set up with all the supplies for each girl to make ornaments. 

They cut, glued and watched their ornaments come to life.

There were several laughs and giggles over some of the ornaments they came up with.  The first one they made was a snowman face. 

The noses were what brought about the laughs.  I told the girls they could cut the noses down but no one wanted to.  They liked the funny noses.

A few did decide to leave the nose off all together.

Skylar made her nose go sideways.  It looked cute that way.

The other ornament we made was a cute Christmas Penguin.  Of course, to go with our theme.

These girls really have some talent. 

They are very creative.

Each girl made darling ornaments.

They all looked different, but all were cute.

I think the girls all were very pleased with what they made. 

Some how Jesse got away without me getting a picture with both of her ornaments.  Hey, doesn't her snowman look like a penguin?  How fun.

After crafting, it was time to do the gift exchange.

Rather then draw names, like last year, the girls all sat around the table with their own gift.  Then we played a game.

I told them a Christmas story.

Whenever I said "right" or "left" in the story, the girls would pass the gift they had to either the right or left.

The girls had fun doing this and laughed every time they heard the words would come up.

Some of the times they even had their own gift back.  They were worried the story was going to end and they would have their gift.  So, they wanted to quickly pass it either right or left as fast as they could.

Some times the same direction would be said again and again.  This of course caused more laughter.

Then finally the story ended and the girls got to open the gift that they were left holding.  Everyone liked what they got.

When everyone was finished opening their gifts, I gave them their gifts from me.

These girls know me so well.  They knew inside the gifts would all have a Christmas penguin theme. 

It was fun listening to them as they pulled out each little item and got excited over them. 

They were all so thankful for everything.  They made me feel like I bought them each a thousand dollar toy.

It was then time for dessert.  We had cupcakes, peppermint ice cream and a star shaped sugar cookie.

As the girls ate they sugar goodies, they went over what gifts they got from each other.

They talked about what they wanted for Christmas.

Then the sugar high started to hit and they got silly. 

Trinity started singing Christmas songs but made up the words.

She had the whole group cracking up.  I don't think I've ever seen these girls laughing so hard and they have done some pretty hardy laughs before.

All to soon, our time was up and we had to clean up and pack up to go home. 

Look at these girls.  Aren't they the best group of girls you have ever seen?  No wonder I love spending time with them.  How could you not be happy with them around?


  1. Fantastic planning and beautiful party . really looking good and cute kids. awesome sharing so thanks

  2. I really like the way that you did the gift exchange. Do you happen to have the story that you used? If so, could you email me the link, file or story? Thank you!