Thursday, October 15, 2015

Anne's Tie-Dye Birthday Sleepover

Anne had three girls over for her birthday sleepover party. She chose a tie-dye theme after seeing some tie-dye paper plates. So we decided to tie-dye shirts as the main event. I was relieved to find easy tie-dye kits that could be applied with squeeze bottles. This was so much less messy than my childhood memories of tie-dying. (We did this project outside.)

The shirts came out great. I have a high-efficiency (HE) washer so I could not preset the water level. I rinsed them for about 20 minutes under cold water in my utility sink and then 5 more minutes or so under warm water (until the water ran mostly clear). Then I washed them without detergent on the permanent press cycle and then one more time on permanent press with detergent. They seem to be run free.

We had pizza for dinner followed by a three foot long ice cream sundae (with three types of ice cream and caramel sauce, hot fudge, whip cream and cherries), as well as a tie-dye cake. We bought a gutter and end caps as the "dish" for the ice cream sundae.

The girls spent some time painting their nails. They then moved on to general goofiness. 

Finally, at about 10 pm we started watching the first Harry Potter movie. Dean joined into the fun and watched the movie with the girls.

Boomer (dog) decided this was his spot and stayed there with them all night. 

After the movie, the girls giggled, jumped, talked and read until almost 2 am! I didn't think I was going to outlast them! YIKES!! In the morning, dear husband made pancakes and bacon. I finished processing the tie-dye shirts so the girls could take them home. The girls also made autographed pillow cases. Each wrote her name big on a white pillow case and then autographed each other's. They came out cute. 

Happy Birthday to my TWELVE year old! How did that happen?!?!

Blessings, Dawn

1 comment:

  1. Happy, happy birthday! I loved reading about all your tie dye ideas, especially the ice creams in the gutter!!! I am so pinching that for my girls' birthdays!