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Girls just want to have fun — Part 2

As we’d hoped, Catherine’s Sweet 16 party last night was an affair to remember. The combination of 10 close girlfriends, a trip to New York and lots of sugar fit the bill rather nicely. Catherine wanted a celebration unlike what many other girls are doing for their milestone day, and she got it.

I love how my daughter marches to her own drummer much of the time.

Here’s the birthday girl after a day of primping:

Catherine -- ready to party!

Here’s the girls at Serafina restaurant, where they treated us like royalty and we had a fabulous meal:

Dinner Time. And yes, that's Basil at right -- already running from the check!

Here they are at Dylan’s Candy Bar, which quickly became a Girls Gone Wild event. Although an avowed chocoholic, I’ve never before purchased an entire shopping bag full of candy!

I Want Candy -- and they got it -- and some sensory overload -- at Dylan's Candy Bar.

Did you check out some of the shoes? These girls went the extra mile to get all dolled up:

Just a few examples of the amazing heels the girls rocked for the occasion. Oh, how I wish Jacky's hot-pink sparkly numbers were my size!

But my favorite part of the night might be that a full three minutes after the parlour car dropped us back at home, the girls looked like this:

Casual Saturday. The girls wasted no time switching out their party clothes for sweats! All the better to enjoy ice cream and cupcakes!

(I did, too!)

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Girls just want to have fun — Part 2

  1. Looks like a fantastic evening. Hope the sugar high wears off by Monday!

    Posted by Jacquie | April 1, 2012, 12:55 pm
  2. What a fabulous night! Wish I could have been an observer. How long will it take you to recover? And we won’t even discuss how long it’ll take Basil’s AMEX!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | April 1, 2012, 11:59 am

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