Sunday, 20 June 2010

Well, she's not 9 yet.

But we celebrated it on Friday anyway.  (Better to do the party now before school lets out .)

Jaclyn decorated the top of the cake with the molecular structure of Theobromine (principle alkaloid of chocolate).  Chloe always chooses a chocolate cake with chocolate icing - her nick name *Coco* is both for her initials and her favourite food.

'DNA Dylan' showed up 5 minutes late for his Mad Science job at our party, which had me a little nervous, but he made up for it by being awesome and very generous with his time once he got here.  He did some cool experiments for the kids and was especially good at being *mad*.

Chloe wore my old lab jacket, and for her friends we made lab jackets a-la Family Fun with plain white mens' t-shirts.  (I don't know why I love dress-up so much at birthday parties.)

After the science stuff was through Chloe wanted to roast hot dogs and marshmallows on the fire pit - I probably could have tied that in to the science thing with carbon and oxygen, but I didn't.

The party guests sang something new at the end of "Happy Birthday" that I haven't heard before - I can't even tell you what it was, all I know is *and many more on channel four* is so last year.  (Three candles left burning still meant three boyfriends - some things haven't changed.)

(Chloe opening her last gift with her teeth.)  

When one mom arrived at the end of the party and looked around at the opened gifts, she told me it looked like we'd had a baby shower.  Darn it, that's what we should have done.  Chloe is very in to playing mommy to her baby dolls these days, and the gifts reflected that.  She got a stroller, preemie diapers, doll clothes . . . a baby shower theme party would have been perfect!

(Although I don't know how well-entertained 9-year-old-girls would be sitting around talking about labour and delivery.)


Marie said...

Love! Love!

Looks like it was such a great time, and I cannot get my head around nine years. Eight I could see, but NINE? Seriously grown up.

What a fun idea to use your old lab coat! and I thought it was great to put the structure of chocolate on top of the cake.

Ahhh, the teeth for the last gift. Such fun.

Happy Birthday, Coco!

Jill said...

You are beyond clever with your birthday party ideas! This one is so smart, maybe you should be a contributor to Family Fun Magazine.

OIMN said...

THat baby shower thing is killing me! How funny! I'd be curious to see what they would talk about though.

Kelly said...

Yeah, I'm with Marie. I know we were actually there for her 8th birthday last year, but nine seems crazy somehow. Looks like a fabulous party! I wonder if we have something like that around here. I've never heard of it before. Love it!

Hilary said...

you have such creative, fun ideas! Looks like a fun party!!