Monday, June 7, 2010


For the record, I just want to say that I'm pooped out!

But, it was all worth it in the end!

My daughter had her best buds there, and they all had so much fun together! They all got to the hotel on time, and they wanted to go swimming right away. It was perfect because there was hardly anyone there at the time so they practically had the pool to themselves!

Here they all are! Actually, we were waiting for one more girl to arrive, and she finally showed up when they went down to the pool. There's my girl, second to the right!

Here is the sugary snack table! This wasn't even all of it! I also had those humongous plastic pixie sticks for the girls, and soda! Surprisingly, it didn't make them any more hyper than they already are.

I put her poster board (which they all signed), two bowls of chips, and cupcakes that I made on one of the end tables in the front room.

AND OH MY GOSH! I asked one of my friends to make her a white fondant cake so I could decorate it with the custom cookies I ordered from Amanda! Isn't it awesome???? The red stars spell out "Miranda."

I decorated the other end table with Miranda's cake, cookies, and goodie bags that she gave to all her friends. Everything is so coordinated! Love it!

This was supposed to be the original topper on her cake, but as you can see, it cracked down the middle. My friend tried to fix it, but we decided to just add the other cookies. Isn't that just awesome????

Here was the first swim of the afternoon!

Here is a view from our room on the 3rd floor.

Night swim, after dinner! I was so thankful because my husband brought our dinner to us. I didn't have to go out and get it myself. The request was Chinese food, and it was yummy!

I wanted to take a fun picture of the girls showing the necklaces that Miranda picked out for them, from Tilly's. And the couch they're sitting on turned into bed. THEY ALL managed to sleep on there together!

And I had this room ALL TO MYSELF!! It was like I was on vacation!! Those silly girls took off the comforters because one of them watched a show about how those things are so dirty! LOL

Another view! This was actually in the morning (7am'ish) after the girls took another 6AM swim!

Gotta love the breakfast buffet!!


Here is Sarah & Miranda eating breakfast. It was so early still. And yes, that is Veronica in the middle there. My husband asked if she could stay the night with us because he had to be at church by 7:15 in the morning. I got to cuddle with my snuggle bug that night!

I have tons of more pictures, but then it would be a huge post! The girls also played a couple of games. I made up a game called "Who Knows Miranda Best," and and they also played freeze dance. That was hilarious! And, I also bought two prizes for whoever won those games.

I tell ya, this was such a fun thing to do for the girls. Everything we needed to entertain them was there. If I was to take her and her friends out to dinner somewhere, it would be the same amount as the hotel room. I highly recommend doing this for your teens!! They will love it!


Lauren said...

WOW! Sounds like an amazing party!!

Happy said...

That was the coolest birthday party I've ever not been to! Seriously. I'm so jealous. And I'm so planning one for me. Because momma needs some fun too!! :)

Denise said...

Wow, so much fun. You totally rock in the mom department.

RoseBelle said...

Brings back memories when I was a teenager doing girlie things like this. I'm glad everything worked out as planned for you. The cake looks really beautiful.

Veronica Lee said...

OMG! What an amazing party! I love the cake. 2 thumbs up for the mom of the lucky birthday girl!!

Lana said...

I am so glad you all had a BLAST! I know it will be a birthday party that Miranda will remember (and probably want to repeat) in the future! :) Lana

Michelle said...

The cake looks wonderful!
I couldn't see the crack on the top piece. All the food looks so yummy!
Swimming at 6am sounds like fun.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and entering my giveaway. Good Luck!

Stephanie said...

So cool!!!! You are officially the coolest mom EVER! :)

I love the cookies too!

Jag said...

Certainly Miranda is so happy and so proud to have you as her mom...

That was a great party!

Amanda said...

That bacon made me drool. I am such a sucker for breakfast!!

Sorry about the cookie breaking.. :(

You did an AMAZING job!!! Everything is beautiful and wonderful and every detail is taken care of and you are the best mom ever. I hope your little sweetheart can really appreicate all you did!!!

Be blessed-

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Looks like fun was had by all! Glad you survived!

Susie said...

That's awesome!! I am going to keep that one in mind for when my youngest hits that milestone!

Kelli W said...

I saw some of these on facebook last night! It looks like they had an awesome time! I love the cookies:) You are just the coolest mom ever!

Mrs. Davison said...

What a great party! You are a terrific Mom! I love the cake! Happy Birthday, Miranda!

Debbie said...

What a great idea for a party. And that cake is incredible! I'm glad she had such a wonderful time.

Together We Save said...

Wow - fun idea for a party... I may have to steal this idea!

Lorilynne said...

That must have been such a cool party for them!

myletterstoemily said...

looks like a party to remember for
a lifetime.

way to go, mom!

Jane Anne said...

What an amazing celebration! Your daughter will remember it forever. I love it. I love how special you made #13. I will have to remember this for when my daughter becomes a teenager.

shortmama said...

Looks like a super fun party!

Liz Mays said...

I have never seen such a cool smorgasboard for a birthday party. You made that super special!

Buckeroomama said...

Sounds like such fun!! What a cool idea for a party for Miranda. Well done, Mommy!

Pam said...

Why did my mom never do this for me???? (OK, I havent done it for my kids either.) But it is an awesome idea.

Denise said...

Everything looks FABULOUS!!! I'm so glad to hear it went well. My oldest daughter will be 10 later this month & I would LOVE to do something like this for her when she turns 12 or 13!

Helene said...

You are such a cool mom!! I bet this will be a b-day party that all these girls will remember for years to come!

And yes I saw a Dateline show one night about all the "interesting" things they find in hotel rooms with those ultra-violet lights so just be thankful she took off the comforter for you. I always bring antibacterial wipes and wipe everything down when we check into a hotel, including the tv remote. So gross!

Kim said...

What a great party! I love all of the blac, white and red decorations. I am sure she had a great time and the pictures are great to prove it!

Stacy said...

I so am going to do this when Zoe gets older!

It looks wonderful!!

McCrakensx4 said...

How much fun! Love it (I had a great time at my 18th party there too) Love all that yummy food and I went over an checked out those cookies from your last post and they looked AWESOME!! so glad that they all had a great time! And once again...Happy Birthday Miranda!

Marice said...

WOW! That for sure was a BLAST!!! And her cake was soooo cute! Bet it also taste good, was it? Happy birthday to your lovely daughter! and sorry for the late visit! This week has been so crazy!

Melissa said...

You're such an awesome mom! What an amazing party! I loved all your decorations! Way to go!