Monday, February 1, 2016

Amalia's First Fancy Tea Party!

Amalia was recently invited to her first fancy tea party with her school friends, and from the moment she heard about it she was excited to go.  After looking at her wardrobe, we figured out she doesn't exactly have any "fancy" (a 'la Fancy Nancy) clothes, but Oma and I were able to take care of that the day before.

We probably should have talked about how to do her hair sooner, but we didn't and it ended up that she had something particular in mind.  Taking all her directions, this is what I helped her do.

Yup, not gonna lie, it was a little wonky.  After a quick talk, Bryson and I convinced her that I could do something even fancier for her.  Unfortunately, I had zero ideas, no curling iron, and she wouldn't let me flat iron her hair.  But after a few minutes and a little trial and error, I came up with this easy updo.

It was a smidge on the wispy side, but she loved it and that's all that matters.  Plus, it was a little extra special since the ribbons were from the favors at our wedding!

After that, it was time to do her nails, and at this point I was reminded of why I never paint my nails.  Ughhhh.  But she was thrilled to have pretty purple nails; I could tell it made her feel extra fancy.

She played for a little bit, and then it was time to get dressed.  Here is the ensemble we came up with!  Fancy, eclectic, fun ... and all Mollie.

She was so excited she didn't even want to stand still for a second picture!

I dropped her off at her friend's house at the appointed time, and though she had been excited and confident at home, she got a bit nervous once we got there and asked if I'd stay.  None of the other parents were staying, though, and I knew she'd be fine once the party started up.  So we hugged, she waved an ASL "I love you" goodbye, and off I went.

The two hours of the party passed quickly, and soon it was time for me to pick her up.  She was thrilled to see me but not because she'd had a bad time; on the contrary, she and her little friends had had a blast, and she couldn't wait to tell me about it.  They drank hot chocolate out of little tea cups (that they got to paint and keep), decorated tiaras and gloves, ate dinner, and generally had a wonderfully fancy time.  

I am so happy this first foray into visiting a friends' house went well.  Hopefully it will pave the way for more such visits in the future.  Either way, our girl had a fabulously fancy time at her first tea party!

1 comment:

Lu Marinho said...

I just found your blog and my English is not good, sorry! But I want to say that I loved what I see here his ideas and got lovely hair of her daughter, is a beautiful girl.