My step-daughter was about to turn 11. We were in the middle of selling our home, moving to a new neighborhood and I had just succumbed to the fact, I was now in my 40’s. It was a bit of….well, a “busy” time in my life. When asked what she wanted to do this year, she replied(with the shriek of a lottery winner), “A sleepover!”. This is where as a step-mother, proceed with caution. Refrain from answering, “Are you ** crazy?!!”. So, I decided I better not battle this one and looked to it as a bonding experience. She decided on a Movie Night Theme after spotting some adorable invites at Hallmark that looked like movie tickets. We put together the invitations, picked out the paper goods and decided on a menu. I created an inspiration board on Pinterest. I added pictures daily and we would spend our afternoons, swooning over all the creative ideas. For the menu, we served crap. Hotdogs, popcorn, candy and more crap.
I baked a box cake in a 9×13 pan. Frosted it entirely in white and then used red Fruit By The Foot for the stripes and “label”. For the popcorn, I used marshmallows. I kept some whole and tore the others in half. I have a lot to learn about cake decorating, but the giggling girls didn’t seem to mind as they consumed and then later threw it all over each other and our new backyard.