Monday, February 15, 2010

Erica's Birthday Party

My post on Saturday was about Erica turning 7 years old. Today we are going to do a recap of her birthday party. Friday night we hosted a sleepover birthday party for Erica. When we asked Erica what she wanted to do for her birthday, she immediately said that she wanted a sleepover. Keith and I were both not too thrilled about hearing her say this because no one gets much sleep and the noise level is so high. But, we agreed that she could invite 5 friends from school. Erica struggled trying to decide which five friends she would invite.

In the end, all five friends came to the party. We served pizza for supper and then had cake later in the evening. At 11:00, Mom put a damper on the party and said that everyone had to lay down. A few girls were asleep in under 5 minutes and the remainder followed close behind.

The party was a success. There was a lot of laughs and no fighting. Keith and I survived another sleepover at the Leader household. Many parents told us that we were very brave for hosting the sleepover, but it wasn't as bad as we thought.

Erica chose a butterfly cake this year.

Blowing out the candles.

Everyone had to have a chance to blow out the candles next.

Erica and her party friends. Of course, Justin wasn't going to miss the photo.

Take care,



  1. Fun party and photos! We haven't taken on the challenge of a sleepover just yet -- hoping to put that off until college! :) Hope you have a great week!


  2. I agree! You guys were soooo brave! I am pretty sure we couldn't survive a sleepover after our waterslide bashes! Maybe in a few more years!

    It looks like everyone had a great time! Cute pictures!

  3. It looks like miss Erica had a wonderful party and kudo's for her parents for braving the sleepover. :)

  4. What a great party!!! We have also endured the sleepovers on a few occassions...... no one gets any sleep, and EVERYONE is cranky the next day!!

  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday. I am so glad the sleepover went well. The cake is beautiful!

  6. Looks like a fun party! Congrats on surviving the sleepover!