Kimora’s slime-themed 10th birthday party; parents consider this a warning, you’re welcome in advance.
I love parties. I’m all for going all-out and doing the absolute most in the name of fun. My daughter, Kimora, got a big birthday for her the big TEN! I had to go all out for her. When my oldest daughter turned ten, I turned my upstairs into a spa for her and friends, they got pedi’s, little robes, face masks you name it! It’s only fair that I show Kimora the same birthday love.
Kimora chose her birthday theme… in hindsight I should have immediately said no, but I’m stupid.
SLIME. (I know parents, what was I thinking)?!Clearly, I wasn’t.
The first half of her tenth birthday party would consist of ice skating and pizza. Afterward, 13 girls came back to our house for a slime-themed sleepover.
I told Ms. Whitney, our nanny, the theme and she went all out! Slime banners, intricate chalkboard slime signs, nothing but the best for Kimora. I went on Amazon and ordered every slime mixer you can think of! Slime beads, perfume, snowflakes, charms, glow in the dark mixers, bright colored cubes, glitter, it was a slime enthusiast’s dream! Different colored glue, borax, shaving cream, SLIME MANIA.
A little backstory. Slime isn’t even allowed in our house! Haha. As a matter of fact, when we were living in a rental we had to replace the carpet due to slime and when we moved into our new home Kimora ruined her room chair the first week we moved in! I can equate it to childbirth, all the memories of ripping from head to toe and being in excruciating pain fade after a while. The same went for slime, all the damage was forgotten when it was time for a slime-themed party.
My husband and I thought we were ahead of the game when we completely covered the floor in paper and bought plastic green colored table clothes that we could throw away after they made the slime. There was a table with all the slime mixers and then three tables where each girl had their own bowl and spoon to mix up their favorite and most unique slime concoction! Slime-themed treats were made by Simple Cravings Cakery… this was going to be the greatest party EVER. As the girls ran downstairs with excitement and saw the elaborate slime lab we had created, I sat back and said to myself,
You’re the bomb, Jess. You’re the most amazing and coolest mom ever. Until they started making the slime…
It was cool at first, they were all very dialed in on making the perfect slime. I go upstairs for about ten minutes and when I come down I almost passed out. My husband and I thought we had covered every slime angle but forgot about one thing… THE KIDS CLOTHES!
When I say some girls were COVERED in slime, I mean it. Slime was spilling out over the bowls onto the chairs, floor, other peoples coats, their clothes, I was MORTIFIED! It was like watching a horror movie in slow motion. What in the world had I done? Their parents are going to KILL ME!The tables looked like someone had thrown up rainbow slime all over them. Some girls had slime in their hair, on their face, any place where slime could be, it was! I just kept saying “Oh my god” over and over. There wasn’t much else I could do. If anyone knows about slime, you know IT DOESN’T WASH OUT OF CLOTHING.
I go on google and start frantically looking up “How to get slime out of clothing.” Once the girls are done ruining their clothes I make them change into their pjs and grab some vinegar and start soaking everything like a mad woman. One girl even says, “This is my favorite dress.” Oh my gosh! Her dress looks like it was made out of slime. My husband looks at me scrubbing clothes and says:
“You might as well attach a gift card to each outfit.” Where’s the Target sponsorship when you need it? Haha!
After vinegar, scrubbing, and washing clothes there was for sure some stains. But every parent was such a good sport when I told them I let their kid make slime and I ruined their clothes.
All in all, Kimora’s tenth birthday was memorable for more reasons than one. The girls had a blast making slime, a mess, and memories. Aside from the mishap the party was killer!
Parents, your gift cards will be mailed soon. Haha!