Sorry this entry is so late in coming! I took pictures of my presents with my mom's phone and she only now relinquished it to me to be uploaded. Get ready for a PICTURE EXPLOSION.
People started arriving a bit past 4:30--actually, everyone kind of came at once! At first we just hung out in my room, because I hadn't actually planning any activities, but then we went downstairs and played Taboo, which is a great party game. Kristen arrived, and then my dad came with the pizza! There is so much pizza here right now. We'll be eating pizza for days, and drinking all the leftover soda for weeks. Not that I mind! I was raring at the bit to get to present opening, so basically as soon everyone finished pizza eating, I went to it!
I opened Kristen's card first. Isn't it adorable? She included a $25 gift card, which puts me at a decent amount of shopping money! There will never be enough back-to-school shopping. Never.
These beautiful things are from Shari! I really love both of them; so pretty! I can't wait till I have an occasion to use the bag! Her card was cute too (she drew it herself!) but I forgot to take a picture of it.
Dana got me this lovely assortment of things, including: a shiny little wallet with llamas on it; delicious-smelling hand lotion, whose scent is called "Pearanormal Activity"; a really adorable shade of nail polish called "beach bum blu" that I'm wearing right now; and last but not least that gorgeous card you see there.
I think I actually screamed when I saw the sunglasses Maya got for me; aviators are absolutely my favorite sunglasses ever. I've resisted the urge to wear them at all moments of the day, including when I'm inside, but it's hard. That CD is, as you can clearly read, a compilation of all the songs we've mentioned on Facebook! These songs include, in order:
- Call Me Maybe -- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Girlfriend -- Avril Lavigne
- Single Ladies -- Beyonce
- Umbrella -- Rihanna
- Baby One More Time -- Britney Spears
- S.O.S. -- The Jonas Brothers
- Best of Friends -- from The Fox and the Hound
- First Day of My Life -- Bright Eyes
- Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry
- Heart It Races -- Dr. Dog
- The demented, horrifying version of "Somebody That I Used to Know" where Gotye's version and Glee's version are played together.
- What Makes You Beautiful -- One Direction
- Oxford Comma -- Vampire Weekend
- Human -- The Killers
- Handlebars -- Flobots
- Little Talks -- Of Monsters and Men
- Feel Good Inc. -- Gorillaz
So if that's not the most ridiculous/best compilation you've ever seen, I don't know what to tell you :P
Tegan got me this adorable outfit, which I plan on wearing on the first day of school! I love that bracelet so much, and the skirt is just perfect. The shirt isn't something I'd pick out normally, but it's actually really cute! Tegan gave me an absolutely gorgeous card, but I forgot to take a picture of it! Maybe tomorrow, if I remember. The pen is so nice, and writes very well!
Last but not least, Kim got me this fabulous dress and necklace which I'm going to wear to my date on Tuesday! I had always been nervous about the collared dresses in that style, but it's really cute! The card is too, obviously. I am rather cute, if I do say so myself :3
So that concludes the photo binge! Then the cake came out, and the cake was fabulous. Okay, I lied, one more photo.
This is the cake my mom made! It's a computer! Isn't that fantastic? The monitor was chocolate and the keyboard was strawberry, and both were delicious.
After cake, we migrated upstairs and had a super makeover dressup extravaganza, during which we all put on the most ridiculous outfits we could, and Shari applied really nice makeup while I went hog wild. Unfortunately, Shari, Dana, and Kristen had to leave after an hour. When they left, the rest of us washed up and changed into pajamas, then played Guitar Hero for two hours without realizing it. We discovered that none of us, except for Kim, are even remotely good at anything. Then we went back upstairs to play Never Have I Ever (I came in third!), and hung out just talking for a while upstairs. The last of us fell asleep at 4:30, which is pretty successful for a sleepover!
In the morning everyone had to leave kind of early, and just like that it was over. But it was fantastic, and totally worth all the effort! My birthday gifts were lovely, as was the entire party! I'm being kicked off now, so good night, folks! Till next time! :D