This was hosted the night before her and her friend were taking a surf lesson at the beach that is about 45 minutes away...so, everything is surfing themed!
My kiddo thinks every sleepover should have the following elements:
- snacks and a movie
When she is going to have friends over I like to make things that are easy, make a lot, and most people like. I serve things like tacos, spaghetti, pizza, etc. Usually I will order in some pizza because we do that so rarely, but I will admit I am afraid to order pizza over the phone here in the Netherlands. I'm honestly afraid things will get lost in translation. So, I make stuff instead.
This time around I made tacos. This is one of our favorite meals. Normally, I make my own seasoning, but since we moved and I am still building up my spices, so I have been using a packaged brand. This is how I make them:
I always set out the fixings and let everyone make their own, but the teenager and I prefer ours as a taco salad with a nice dollop of sour cream. ;)
Next they decorated flip-flops...I mean we were going to the beach the next day! So, we got these adorable nautical themed washi tapes from our favorite Target-like store, HEMA. My daughter isn't a huge crafter so she picked something that would be simple and easy to complete within an hour. All you do is take the washi tape of your choice and wrap it around the thong part that goes over your foot!
Aren't they adorable?!
These are the washi tapes we used from HEMA.
Finished product....aren't they adorable?!
Cute and easy!
After, that they decided to bake cookies. We used just a generic sugar cookie recipe which turned out quite delicious. We didn't have any cookie cutters so the girls rolled out the dough and free hand cut the cookies. They didn't do a half bad job!
It is so easy creaming butter and sugar!
Hard at work decorating the cookies.
More hard work.
These ones turned out more like Easter Eggs, but they were supposed to be surfboards...still cute none the less.
These turned out amazing though. The girls completely free handed them...
They were delicious too ;)Then...it was time for a movie!
Since this was surfing themed they of course watched Blue Crush...
They made these tasty mocktails for sipping....
Dip the cup tops in maple syrup and rim with pop rocks....add a few ice cubes to the cup then add one part cranberry juice, one part apple juice, and stir with a rock candy stick. The sugar high the will experience will be well worth it for the giggles you'll hear later.
Once they settled in for the movie we didn't hear from them again for the rest of the night. I am not sure what time they went to bed, but I am sure they crashed fairly soon after the movie.
When they woke up I had breakfast all prepared....
My daughter is a coffee fiend.
I used an old frappuccino bottle to put some milk in for her non-coffee loving friend...turns out she's not really a milk lover either...go figure.
We picked up donuts from the local bakery...
They were soft and chewy and delicious.
We ended the sleepover with a trip to Zandvoort for surfing lessons. I have a full beach day post coming but here are a few preview pictures...
Do you have a sleepover lover in your house??