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Birthday Party Ideas for a Tween Girl

This weekend was a whirlwind!

We hosted nine 10-11 year old girls at a birthday party for our daughter.

One night.

At our home (yes, we are crazy!)

Birthday party ideas for a tweenage girl | DIY beautify

There was madness, mayhem, blood (a small flesh wound) and even a phone call from an upset neighbor complaining about the noise (except it turns out it was a friend tricking me out!).

I thought you might enjoy a little behind-the-scenes look at our day...from set up until break down (not breakdown...although it was close!)

So I wrote a little poem to celebrate the occasion, with lots of poetic license (thank you to Clement Clarke Moore for the original).

Hope you enjoy!


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Twas the morn of the party when the birthday girl rose

Birthday party ideas for a tweenage girl | DIY beautify


Pancakes and peaches broke her repose


Birthday party ideas for a tweenage girl | DIY beautify


The table was set with infinite care


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Chalkboards and banners and cute stuff was there


Banner and chalkboard birthday party idea for tween girl | DIY beautify


Popcorn and cupcakes, cookies, fondue

Awesome food ideas and table set up for a tween birthday | DIY beautify


Fruit kebabs, marshmallows...so much to do!


Awesome food ideas for a tween birthday party | DIY beautify


Excitement was high as the day moved along


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


Preparations continued out on the lawn


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


A screen that was larger than life soon appeared
Thanks to the skills of a dad with no fear



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The birthday girl squealed when she heard the first 'dong'
The guests were arriving out back on the lawn

And what to my wondering eyes should appear
But nine little girls, all dressed in sleep gear

Nine soon-to-be-teens all having such fun
While the last final rays were drawn from the sun


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


Giggles and squeals as presents were ripped


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


Then plates were piled high and chocolate was dripped


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


And while girls snuggled down in their blankets outside
Maleficient played on the screen way up high
And one tired female breathed a big sigh!


Birthday party for tween girl | DIY beautify


The night was soon over and parents appeared
Goodbyes were said and messes were cleared (thanks Mr diy! xx)

We'd pulled off a party for one special girl
who is growing so fast it leaves our heads all aswirl

A girl who is brave, kind, silly and sweet
Then we tucked her in bed and pulled up the sheet

And said as we kissed her and turned off the light
"Happy birthday to you and to you a good night!"



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