Though she turns 12 today, her party was about 10 days ago so we could celebrate together. Sadly, I am in Thailand while my baby turns 12, but I’m happy we were able to celebrate before I left. I have no doubt her daddy and siblings are spoiling her today!
Allison chose a “dog” themed party, which was a lot of fun. It is getting a little trickier to come up with activities for these older girls, but a fun challenge, as well. For our craft, we made dog tag necklaces…
The kids also each got colored dog paw bracelets and we played my version of steal the bacon — “steal the dog.” (No pictures — oops!) Then, we came back and played “Guess that dog.” The kids worked in pairs to ask questions, eliminate characteristics, and guess which dog breed was correct.
Dinner: hot dogs, (of course!)
After presents and cake, the kids headed outside where they made up their own games and pretend commercials. Honestly, I think they had the most fun doing their own thing. And, that’s ok. After all, they are 12 now! I am so happy my girl has such wonderful friends.
Happy birthday, Allison! Miss you like crazy! See you in 13 days!