Lucy had her 10th birthday party this weekend.
I SAID… LUCY HAD HER 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY THIS WEEKEND!!!
Whew. Sorry about all of the yelling. My ears have not adjusted back to normal living after surviving two hours of what was essentially a preteen rave.
Oh yeah, baby…Lucy had a disco/dance party to ring in her years in the double digits. It was an all-out bash for the big 1-0!
It was something else.
I SAID…IT WAS SOMETHING ELSE!
Seriously, if you think it’s loud when you walk by Abercrombie & Fitch at the mall, you would not believe the amount of noise that 22 girls make when they are dancing to Daft Punk.
The girls all grabbed their best sequined mini skirts and got ready to boogie down! [Note: preteens will not know what you are talking about when you ask them if they are ready to “boogie down”. They will just smile and look sad for you.]
We danced the night away (well, okay…the afternoon. They *are* only ten) . The disco ball had us seeing stars and the fog machine helped obscure the fact that the girls’ hair was sprayed electric colors. I’m sure their mothers were thrilled about that.
Do you know what a preteen finds more embarrassing than her mother throwing down with some wicked dance moves under the glittery light of the massive disco ball? NOTHING, that’s what. Sorry, Lucy. When Lady Gaga comes on, I’m powerless to resist.
Before we knew it, it was time for refreshments. We replenished with some delicious carbs in the form of chocolate cake and rehydrated with water and juice boxes. We needed sustenance for the second round of the Cupid Shuffle.
Yeah, the firecracker candle is a toughie.
Here’s proof that fun was had by all! (except our eardrums, of course):
This video took exactly 52 seconds to make (I actually timed myself) using a free new app called Magisto. I made it on my phone before I even left the party! (You can also use the website on your computer at www.magisto.com if you’re like Ashley and have a flip phone.) You just pick the photos and videos you want to use, decide on the editing style you like, select the music and… BAM. Magisto does the rest! They even send you an email when they’ve finished creating your video. (That took about 5 minutes). Pretty snazzy for 52 seconds of work while I was waiting for my husband to pull the car around, amiright?!!
I really hope Lucy opts for the disco rave next year, too. I’m already practicing my cabbage patch, so I’ll be in top form when the time comes.
Magisto will be at BlogHer PRO ’13 October 22-23. Visit their space at the conference to learn more. This video was made as part of a sponsored program for BlogHer and Magisto. All opinions on how easy Magisto is to use as well as all references to hearing loss are strictly our own. I SAID… ALL REFERENCES TO HEARNING LOSS ARE–oh, never mind.