Monday, August 18, 2008

Sweet Sixteen!

Nikole celebrated her 16th birthday on August 12th. It was hard trying to plan something special for her - everything we tried to arrange kept falling through, so we kept it pretty simple. Monday evening we had a family dinner for her with Grandma and Paul, Uncle Doug, Aunt Maggie and our family. We went to Iggy's Sports Grill where we could watch the Olympics, went miniature golfing (Nikole's first time ever), then had cake and ice cream at home.

Still wanting to make her birthday memorable...I decided to have a little fun and with the help of one of my BFFs we made 16 gift bags with fun items and little sayings:

* Favorite Soda: "We're SODA-lighted to wish you happy birthday
* Orange Stix : "ORANGE you glad it's your birthday? Hope it's SWEET!"
* Bugles chips: "Sound the horn, it's your birthday"
* Pop Rocks: "Nikole, you ROCK! Happy Birthday!"
* Just Bunches cereal: Hope you have BUNCHES of fun on your birthday
* Pens / Mechanical pencils - Hope your birthday is colorful!
* Can of Cashews: Here is the "CASHEW" wanted for your birthday
* Bubble Bath: Hope your birthday BUBBLES over with fun!
* Gift Certificate - Cold Stone - Hope you have a COOL birthday!
* Now that you are 16...Watch out for "Red Hot" guys who are “Airheads”. They can be “Mounds” of trouble.
* Trident gum: "Don't TRI to DENT the car now that you'll get your license.
* Sticky Notes: Just a NOTE from me to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
* Donuts: "DONUT" you know we want you to have an awesome Birthday???
* Hi-lighter "Hope today is the highlight of your year. HAPPY SWEET 16"
* Extra Gum with book mark: "EXTRA EXTRA read all about it. It's Nikoles SWEET 16"
* Silly String: We've strung you on long enough. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Then I had someone (yw leaders, friends, children she babysits, neighbors) deliver a bag to her every 10 minutes - this lasted for 2 1/2 hours - the last one of course was the Silly String and a bunch of the young women in our ward sprayed her with Silly String when she opened the door!



Kirsten said...

Looks like a very Sweet 16! You are the coolest mom!

Marcy said...

That is such a stinkin cute idea! 2 and a half hours is a long time to be collecting gifts. I bet she loved it!