I decided to do a Rainbow theme, because that is what I think of when I think SKATING!! :D Yes, I was an 80s tween, and loved roller skating!!
I found a free .SVG file for a roller skate and used my Sure Cuts Alot software to cut out lots of different colors on my Cricut Expression!!
Then glued coordinating wheels and stoppers on the front of the skates, as well as printed labels with all of the party info. Don't you like how I used SK8...she did turn EIGHT after all!! :D
Then I got to work!
Pom Poms made from yarn of all colors for the girls to wear on their roller skates!! FUN! FUN! I searched online and found a way to make the pom poms with cardboard circles and I was off....WOW that was ALOT of work!! Then I remembered that I had bought a pom pom maker thing-a-ma-jig that I found clearanced out, a couple of years ago....MUCH EASIER!!! Although I did get blisters on my pinky from pulling the yarn tight enough to tie up the poms!! Battle scars! :D Next, I made some ribbon hair bands for my Birthday Girl!! And then we "practiced" our party craft of stringing pom poms for boas and bracelets. I needed to make sure it was something eight year old girls could do, and have the attention span for!! They did and we had lots of participation! Mostly bracelets, but a couple actually sat still long enough for the boas!!
I also made sleep masks for all of the guests! Which they all LOVED...but really didn't use since there was NO SLEEPING!!! They had more fun wearing them as blindfolds and chasing each other....or their favorite activity of the night....stair SLEDDING!!
I assure you that no one was injured, and there were THREE adults supervising this CHAOS!! Thanks Momma for being here and HELPING me!! LOVE YOU!
Of course the birthday girl got a pair of Minky ruffle pants, well more like capris...she didn't want them dragging the floor!
And speaking of the FLOOR!!
This is the bedroom floor right before I went to bed...sorry, couldn't hang with the 8 yr olds...I was TIRED!! :D
So all and all, a GR8 party!! The girls had so much fun skating, or in most cases learning to skate. Then running, screaming through our home trying to get away from my husband, the crazy photographer...although they stopped every now and then to give a pose!! We did some singing and dancing on the Wii...LOVE Disney Sing It, and Boogie Superstar! We also did a little Dance, Dance Revolution thanks to my BFF finding the Dance Pad and giving it as a Birthday Gift....she ROCKS!! Everyone left happy and I was informed by most of the parents that the girls went home and took LONG NAPS!!! I can't imagine why!! HA!!
I also had an order through this Blog last week...YAY!! I actually finished it and got to the post office, during all of this party planning....go me!! This week I am working on more Minky pants!! Very busy...sorry I PROMISE I am not ignoring my sweeties...I'll catch up soon!! Until later...