Here are some pics for anyone who's been wondering how all of my planning and prep for the Angelina Birthday Party turned out!
Coloring Angelina pictures. The girls were SOOOOO quiet!
All of the moms who were there were amazed at how quiet they were.
The cake was delicious. I was so glad I had made it 2 days early as
I was busy cleaning and getting ready for the party the morning of the party.
The ballerina balloon stomp was fun, but the girls weren't very agressive and had trouble breaking the balloons. A pattern emerged: The sisters tended to break each other's balloons since they felt comfy getting rough with each other!
Everyone was attentive during the gift opening. My mom, who teaches 2nd and 3rd graders, kept remarking that the girls were soooo quiet and well-behaved during the party. I expected chaos with 12 little girls in a tiny house, but it was very controlled. The more girls that left, the wilder things got. Ali + 1 girl can be horrifyingly loud but Ali + 11 was great!
The whole group
This is what happens when you are the only boy left at home with 12 little ballerinas! Daddy took Jer to the Children's Museum for the afternoon but Justus was "supposed to be" sleeping. He loved the ribbon wands and kept examining the 800-bead beading kit she received, hoping to get into it, and he loved all the attention.