My Gratitude Journal

18th birthday party for Sabrina

What a fun party.

My little girl, Sabrina, turned 18 years old. Maybe she is no longer considered a little girl, but she is still my little girl. Oh, and it wasn’t a party, it was a “dinner”, (Mom). Oh, how things change when you turn into an adult.

We crammed 20 adults and soon to be adults in the dining room and computer area of our small house. We used 2 long tables, 16 chairs (somehow it worked… I guess it helped that a few girls showed up late) and 2 blue tableclothes. We used the desserts that Sabrina received from her friends at school as the “centerpieces”. There were a lot of desserts! Brownies, cookies, cupcakes… It’s the tradition of these friends to show up with treats for the birthday celebrant at school. Sabrina also ended up with 2 cakes and a cookie cake from her friends as her “happy birthday” cakes for blowing out the candles. We were all set! I ordered Italian food and there was plenty for everyone. I also bought ice cream to go with the cake.

As party favors, I put pop up stickers on boxes of Junior Mints.

For the main table, I had a potted flower pot of white azaleas and I placed a happy birthday balloon and a blue pinwheel in it.

Sabrina’s dinner was very fun. She really enjoyed it. The best part is that I hardly had to do any clean up afterwards because these adults did most of it without being asked. It was great to see how nicely these girls are growing up, discussing their college plans and planning their futures.
It was a great 18th birthday. Simple… Just the way she wanted it…

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!


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