Today Emily spent most of her day studying even though it was her 13th birthday, but it was yesterday afternoon at a very unusual "cocktail party" that the fun began...
The magic hour was 5:30, after all guests had arrived, that everyone took on the personality of the assigned character given to them in a special birthday invitation. There was a preppy cheerleader who was always trying to cheer everybody on and jack them up with excitement, the queen of an unknown country that thought everyone was her subject, a crazy homeless lady who conveniently introduced a pillow as her baby, a French girl who spoke very little English and was an emotional wreck, somebody with a food obsession and a beauty queen has been; just to name a few. Our birthday guest of honor was a gracious southern belle who talked of little but her dear, darling kittens.
Guests were greeted by the butlers (Daddy, Tom and brother, William), taken to the ballroom and served endless glasses of Shirley Temples. Everyone got to know each other and then was escorted to a lovely sit down spaghetti dinner (still in character).
After dinner everyone had to guess each person’s character and idiosyncrasies. Prizes were given for the best portrayal, best costume and many other bests. Dessert was served (Emily's favorite...PIE!), then a movie, ending with snacks and a sleepover.
A big shout out to party planners-coordinators; Mom and Dad who worked hard and did a terrific job!
What a special, fun way to mark #13! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS EMILY!!!