I love birthday parties. Don’t you? They’re just so fun and joyous, filled with laughter and smiles. Recently I’ve been invited to and attended several birthday parties. And at each one, I’ve had a blast.
My favorite of all I’ve attended has been to a surprise party for a friend of mine turning sweet 16. Since it was a surprise party, she of course had no clue what was going on. There were about 15 other girls who gathered at her house about half an hour before she was supposed to arrive.
It was so much fun! Suspense hung in the air as we filled water balloons and kept an eye out for her car. Once someone shouted, “She’s here!” we all ducked for cover behind sofas, walls, and tables. Entering the home, she was shocked to see us jump from our hiding places and yell, “surprise!!” Ah, good times, good times.
Did I mention the party theme was Hawaiian? When I first heard, I thought, “of course, it’s so common. But I’ll go along with it”. The problem was, I don’t have a single item of Hawaiian clothing. I’m an American teenager, why would I own Hawaiian clothes?! Well…’cuz they’re awesome – that’s why.
Anyhoo, we stuck flower clips in our hair and adorned ourselves with leis. I actually ended up wrapping mine around my wrist because I felt dorky with it hanging around my neck….and almost all the other girls ended up doing the same. Great minds think alike, right? 😉
The party was *so* much fun! My thoughts on Hawaiian themed parties were completely reversed. I love them! We each had slushies with little toothpick umbrellas…and line danced, played “Red Rover”, water balloon volleyball, & made sure this was a party Miss Sweet Sixteen was sure never to forget. 😀
So, what do you think of Hawaiian parties?