I've often said that my daughter can have anything she wants. This is due mostly to her "treating her daddy beyond what a daddy should expect from a daughter" behavior, being a good student, and being a good person. We don't spoil her. She actually has few wants. Trying to find out what she's wanted for Christmas and her birthday the past couple of years has been difficult. She doesn't want anything!
So, when she wanted a "spa" birthday party for her friends, there was no hesitation from us. We're not one to simply go to Chucky Cheese to begin with, but if this required some extra on our part, Jamie would get it.
And she did. Eight friends from school for a birthday party, spa night, and sleep over. We had the whole party planned out according to a loose schedule. There was food, of course, a mini snowman building gallery, crafts, bingo, nail painting, massage, music and dance, and other games. Everything turned out great. The girls had fun, we had fun, it was a huge success.
It will be tough to follow this up year after year. But, given Jamie's good nature and appreciation for such things, we'll certainly do out best. I can't post pictures without parent consent so I'll just sow you what the food table looked like:
Jamie's mini snowman: