Hopefully, I’m in good company when I say that I’ve been to my share of slumber parties in my day. From the time I was a young’un to … well … the end of last year sometime, my girlfriends and I have been bonafide slumberers. I had one every year for my birthday when I was growing up. My birthday is in the very middle of summer so I can’t imagine a slumber party without ice cream, cake (or ICE CREAM CAKE – YUM!), a Slip-n-Slide and a tree to pee behind.
(Sidebar here… Do you all REMEMBER the wonder called the Slip-n-Slide? Why did we enjoy those things? I think I still suffer from residual rib bruising from flinging myself onto a spot of ground that was covered only by a thin piece of plastic, in the name of “good times”. Eep.)
And those were just the ones that I hosted (with a TON of help from my Mom, of course).
I’ve been to more slumber parties than I can count. Every friend had one for her birthday when I was growing up and if you were anybody, you were invited! They were never co-ed but we did try to sneak in calls to boys, although sometimes we just hung up. My best friend Meridith and I were snatched away from a particular slumber party in the middle of the night by our Mothers who had tried for hours to call on the phone and – GASP! – it was busy. So, they suspected (rightly so) that we were pranking cute boys (were they really that cute though?) and stole us away in the middle of the night.
And scandal tonight as well over at Jenn’s Virtual Slumber Party. Check out the photos posted on her blog. We have tons of fashion magazines, cheap red wine, girly movies and pizza rolls (hope they are vegetarian friendly). Oh, and a bit of Justin Timberlake for Jenn too (naturally! :)). I’ve brought to the party a huge trunk of cool vintage clothes for dress-up, firstly, and to tear apart and reconstruct after that. We are all creatives, after all. Fun stuff!
For a list of the cool slumber party guests, visit Jenn’s blog. Feel free to leave comments for us as we slumber.
We will be. 🙂