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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!)

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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.

Discussion

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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