The night went really well, I started the kids off with a "candy bar". They filled up Chinese take out boxes with all the candy they wanted!
This kept them busy for a while then we brought out the "Chipotle"............................
This was a hit especially with the boys - because the party was 75 % boys (I'm not sure how that happened!).
Next came the photo booth (which my girls didn't really want to do, but they had so much fun with this so I'm glad I went with my "mom instinct" and did it anyway!
So have you heard the one "How do you keep a teenager busy?................give him a Polaroid camera!"
They took the pictures then put them in a scrap book and wrote messages to Ashley and Amber.
A & A love this book - priceless! (well kinda, that film is darned expensive!)
And then.......... (this was my favorite part) we started the chocolate fountain!!
And after they were all on a sugar high we let them dance the night away.
The party went off without any major issues (keeping in mind that they are teenagers) We also had some personal touches that I loved doing: We had personalized push pops, trident gum (wrappers), M & M's, and dove chocolates. We also had photofetti (photofetti.com) sprinkled all over (my parents love picking this, along with all the fallen candy, up all over their back yard - good thing they love the girls so much). Thank you to my brother-in-law David, for doing the DJing - good job. And I want to thank my little sister Courtney for all her help planning this (check out her blog http://joyfulweddingsandevents.blogspot.com/) I could not have done it with out her :} Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!
One last note:
Thank you to my Brother and Sister-in-law (Sean and Lindsey) for these awesome necklaces made by our friend Lisa Leonard http://www.lisaleonard.blogspot.com/. They made me cry - very special :} And thank you to all my friends and family who showed up to help (and spy)!!!!