Dash didn't have a birthday party this year (that's what happens when, after opening the last of your 25 Christmas gifts, you start whining about what you didn't get. DASH.), but we did throw together a sleepover with two of his best friends, Will & Ethan. As a former-girl with some sleepover experience, I expected lots of laughing but also fighting and tears. Because that's what girls do when they spend a lot of time together and stay up into the wee hours of the night. Apparently boys just enjoy one another's company and then fall asleep when they're tired. Freaks.
The evening started with some basketball.
Then we made some fake blood out of corn syrup and food coloring, applied it to the boys faces and sent pictures of the bleeding children to their parents. Because those are the kinds of sleepover hosts we are. (That 4th kid is our neighbor, who came over to play & have cake, but didn't spend the night)
After cake (that's a mama-made Pokeball cake. I should definitely not compete on Cake Wars)...
And a sundae bar (I am just now seeing what Josh is doing in this picture. I should have sent it along with the one of the bloodied boys, just to really scare the shit out of everyone)...
It was time to burn off a little energy with some Just Dance 4.
Eventually the kids took a short break to decorate the jammies I customized for them.
If by "customized" I mean "ironed their names onto."
And by "decorated" I mean "colored with fabric markers and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint."
Which I do.
And finally, just a little dancing nightcap.
The next morning we greeted the boys families with some bagels and donuts and boys who were still slightly stained with fake blood because we didn't remember to make them wash their faces.