Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cheerleading Party!

Since a few of you have asked about B's 9th birthday party, I thought I'd share a few of the pictures and a bit of the details. After spending the summer in a pom-dancing class, she decided to have a cheer-themed celebration. We invited about 12 girls (including our four) and one very good-natured boy, who helped run the concession stand, applied the football tattoos, and came wearing his sports jersey so that we could cheer for him at the appropriate time. When the girls arrived, we corralled everyone in the living room and provided hair accessories and lots of glitter gel and hairspray. No one got out unglittered (even me!). Each child was working on creating their own team pennant as our surprise guest arrived.
As soon as the first girl noticed the fully-uniformed cheerleader making her way up the front walk, the room filled with shrieks and giggles. Our cheerleader is an eighth grader from our parish school and brought all the girls outside to teach them a cheer or two.

The Boy and his friend (the older brother of one of the guests) declined our invitation to cheer with us, but entertained us all with their football prowess in the background. We finished up with a trip to the concession stand, stocked with red and white boxes of popcorn, blow-pops, bags of M & Ms, and Kool-aid koolbursts. And if that wasn't enough sugar, we headed back outside to open gifts and ate up a platter of confetti-cake cupcakes topped with phrases such as "GO TEAM" and "RAH RAH RAH".
Not bad for a never-been-a-cheerleader Mom, eh?

Yes, much to the chagrin of the parents the party favors included pom-poms and megaphones.
(You'll notice the Boy with the token other boy at the party trying to take the girliness level down a notch with some full-contact sports and such)


Julie Cooper said...

Love the b-day theme! What a ton of fun. Makes me want to stand up and cheer! Happy 9th Birthday, B!

patjrsmom said...

How are you??? I've been stalking your blog waiting for a "new house" update! I hope everything has been going smoothly. We've been praying for you guys!

Jane and ark crew

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the bday party pics, Jane!!! I've been waiting for them. Looks like a lot of fun was had by all-even the big boy!


Julie Cooper said...

Hi Jane,

I promise to blog soon with an update. I've just started seeing straight. Plus our internet was down for quite a long time. Anyway, all is good here. Thanks for asking. You blog posts are so great! The one you posted today is VERY VERY interesting about the pres of PP.