Next, we went downstairs to play games. The first game was the princess and the pea, but most of the girls didn't know the story, so I read the book. I love this picture because they are all leaned it to listen.
Then we played the game. I hid a green "pea" (it was actually a golf ball painted green) under one of the girls pillows. Whoever had it under their pillow got a prize, and got a certificate with their name on it saying they were a real princess. We did the game until all the girls got prizes. They had a lot of fun.
We also played a game called Pass the Teapot, where we passed a teapot around until the music stopped, and whoever was holding the teapot won. They got to pick a treat out of the teapot. We did that until everyone got a treat. We also played a princess walk (sortof like musical chairs, but you walk), pin the tail on the donkey, and limbo. The girls won funny kazoo lips after the limbo game. Here is a pic of them with their "lips". After we had cake and ice cream, I put glitter on the girls faces and painted their nails.
Here is the cake I made. The girls gobbled it up, which I was amazed because many of the girls that came are very picky when it comes to food. I made both the cake and the frosting homemade because Evie is really sensitive to food coloring and preservatives. You wouldn't believe what I colored the frosting with...beet juice! I read about it online. You couldn't taste it at all, and it made it a really pretty pink! I think the party went well. Everyone seemed to have a good time. We were busy almost the entire time, which helped. It feels good to sit down though! My parents and in-laws are coming over in about an hour to give Evie her presents and have some cake and ice cream. We are giving Evie her gifts then too. I think Evie is having a great 7th birthday :). Happy Birthday Evie!