Monday, February 17, 2014

Nancy's 60th~ I mean 6th~ Birthday!

My good friend Nancy turned 60 this year. I wanted to do something special for her big day and I came up with a way to celebrate her big day. Nancy is a kid at heart, so I decided I would treat her like she was turning "6" instead of 60! I lined up a date with her but didn't tell her what we would be doing. I picked her up at 10 AM Saturday and told her it would be an all day event!

When we were about 10 minutes from our first stop, I gave her the first envelop. Inside the kid's birthday card, she found a flyer for the DOLL SHOW and the money for admission. I had told her that she would need to bring some spending money. I love this doll show! Nancy loves dolls too so she was really excited. She had never been to this one put on by Crossroads. It's excellent.

We both enjoyed just looking at all the dolls and of course, we found a few goodies to bring home.

Pretty babies, pretty in pink! We were in there for about 2 1/2 hours! It was so much fun and it was really fun to feel like a 6 year old.

It was time to leave, so I gave her envelop #2. We worked up an appetite after the doll show. I took her to McDonalds for a HAPPY MEAL! She was a good sport and went along with it.

It was time for the next envelop. It contained a gift card for Michaels! What kid doesn't like to go to Michaels with gift card to spend on anything that looks like fun? We were in the store for over an hour. Of course, we both left for with a bag full of goodies.

Here's the car full of a "few" bags of goodies from the doll show and a trip to Michaels!

When Nancy opened the last card, it told her she was gong to my home to see my craft studio, play with paper dolls, color and have a little tea party.

It was still Valentine's weekend and Mary Engelbreit has lots of hearts in her designs. It was fun to share my studio with my friend.

Just a few treats for the birthday girl....peanut butter squares and chocolate dipped strawberries! YUMMY.

I think the day was a big hit! She looks pretty happy here!

Of course, a birthday girl has to blow out the candles on her cheese cake! We had a lot of fun with everything all day. She was super surprised and super happy!


Maureen Wyatt said...

You are the best friend ever! Your friend must have been so touched by all the thought you put into her birthday. I love your ideas and who wouldn't want to be six again?

mamasmercantile said...

You have such great adventures, what an amazing birthday treat for your friend. I love your ideas, whatever the event.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Linda Lou, you are just amazing! What a generous and sweet friend you are! Tonight I was organizing things in my room and realized just how many wonderful cards and notes you've sent me in the time we have known each other. Each one so special! I can only imagine what it's like to spend actual time with you. Nancy is a lucky friend! I bet she feels blessed to have you in her life.
Hugs-Erica :)

anita crane said...

What a blessing you are! I love the doll show pictures. My daughter would have been in heaven at a doll show! 25 and loves her dolls!

Stephanie said...

Oh my Linda, you are so cute and creative! I absolutely love what you did for your friend :) You are such a blessing to many!

Love and hugs to you!

LBP said...

Oh my goodness how fun! What a great idea! I may have to steal that one!



Cranberry Morning said...

Aw, sounds like you made it a really happy and fun birthday for her!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I join your congratulations to your friend Nancy. Happy sixth birthday.! Keep in touch

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, Linda. Nancy must have had a blast. Can I move to Oregon so you can celebrate my birthday, too? Hee hee

By the way, please don't miss my post today, Tuesday.

And Linda, how can I ever thank you enough for the fabulous minies? I'm still squealing over them!

Blessings to you, my friend. Hugs. Susan

Jan Richardson said...

What a very special and fun day you had for your friend, Nancy. I'm sure she was thrilled. Oh, all of the pretty dolls! You always have the greatest ideas!!