That means the days of me being able to plan whatever kind of Birthday Party I want are gone...she is actively involved in all the decision making. This is not easy for me, but I'm learning to let go. It is - after all - HER party. I may have to start throwing parties for MY own Birthday.
It was agreed - that this years theme would be a Nancy Drew Mystery Party. She has had a sleepover party the past few years, and wanted one again, but I was able to convince her to do an afternoon party instead. It's less work for me - and she can invite more friends. We're working on compromising - so far, so good.
The invitations have been mailed - now we are waiting for responses to see who can come. There were even a few boys invited this year. Oh my - I'm really not sure I'm ready for her to grow up just yet.
Each guest was mailed a File Folder with their "character" name (chosen from the Books - of course).
There will be a Mystery that needs to be solved, and the guests will be invited to help crack the case.
The Folder is filled with lots of important details about the case.
A Note from Nancy Drew herself (AKA - Little K).
The Secret Password (written in Invisible Ink). No one will be admitted to the Crime Scene unless they know it. The invisible ink is actually just lemon juice. When you add heat to the paper (with an iron or light bulb) the writing turns brown. Hopefully the guests will be able to figure that one out on their own.
The Ransom Note from the Kidnapper.
Everything was mailed in a Top Secret Envelope.
We're working on the Decorations, and setting up Clues to the Mystery. I had grand plans on making a vintage Nancy Drew style dress, but I don't think that's going to happen. The cake has to be made, and an old fashioned lunch menu created. Lots more to be done - so I better get busy.