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Lucky # 13

6.05.2007

Maddy turns 13 on June 13th.

It's a BIG birthday. She'll FINALLY be a teenager.

Any ideas how to celebrate the big 1-3?

Any ideas what to get for this girl?


These are all she has asked for. So far.



13... what did you get for your 13th birthday? I loved Debbie Gibson, Lip Smackers, and Espirit when I was 13.

I can't believe she is going to be 13. She was 5 when I very first met her. She hadn't even started kindergarten. She was so little. And now she is so grown up. And so awesome. And so sweet.

But back to the help I need with her birthday... please offer some!!!

p.s. Is this not the cutest picture of sibling love you have ever seen?
These boys LOVE their sista!

7 comments:

RACHIE said...

What about 13 presents? An outfit, those shoes, make-up, jewelry, beach bag, etc... And maybe a card with 13 reasons she is so great. I always liked lots of little stuff...like a gift basket of some sort. Have fun!

Mandee said...

oooh. great idea, Rachie!

Deby said...

Ok... that blows my idea out of the water. I'd go with Rachie's idea.

Mandee said...

Come on Deby... you gotta share! I'm open to anything!! Well, almost anything. She is only 13.

Laura said...

How about giving one present for each single day (one of each for 13 days?)
For instance, making her favorite meal, making favorite dessert (use cookie cutter and make number 13), 13 balloons, get hr birthday times, make 13 pictures of each day she gets for her 13th birthday..) So that way she will always remember her 13th birthday.

If you have a 13th party or slumber party, you could have a egg toss. Each person has a partner and they stand a little ways apart. One person throws the egg to their partner and if their partner catches it you and your partner take a step back. This continues until there is one team left with a uncracked egg. You can also draw a face on a balloon you have blown up for each guest, make a shaving cream (or whip cream) mustache and beard and see who shaves it off with a plastic knife the fastest. The winner or winners could get a can of shaving cream as a prize. How about a scavenger hunt where you send teams on a hunt around the park? Have them follow clues that leads them to a bag of Hershey's minitures or any other favorite candy. You can do written clues or picture clues that you have taken ahead of time. If your park has lots of different buildings, sculptures or trees you could take the pictures from odd angles. This will make it a little more challenging for Maddy. I hope this helps you.

Laura said...

Oh, that is your fault for leaving me to think about Maddy's 13th birthday :-) (Winks)

Actually, I enjoy creating the parties especially for children. Since I have worked with teenager students, I do know that they like to vain themselves a lot. How about having "Hollywood" party? The girls can glamor themselves before they come to the party-- have the red carpet, etc..

Deby said...

Well, for my 13th birthday I got a pair of garnet earrings (my birthstone) that I still have. I tried getting a pair of Zircon (her birthstone) earrings for Katya, but they are hard to find and I will most likely have to have them custom made. I had a zircon neclace made for her 10th birthday. I'll probably do the zircon earrings for her 16th.

For Katya's 13th she got her ears pierced (I made her wait), a mani/pedi, lunch with just me, a big ice skating birthday party with 13 kids, a separate family birthday party, and she got lots of earrings to go with her new pierced ears. In fact, everyone int he family just about gave her special gifts so she felt like a princess.