Well, I'm happy to say that I pulled it off tonight. My first born girl had her birthday party, she was super surprised and they all had a great time and everyone behaved. Some kids went home earlier but the doors were closed at 10:00 pm for those who were staying over night. Yeah, I know, I'm nuts. At first only four girls were staying and that was cool but then a few others begged to stay and since we are moving and it's unlikely we'll see these kids ever again, I said yes but with rules.
My goal was to surprise my daughter and make sure she had a great day..that was a success! Here are some photos from the party. I left out the other kids to protect their privacy but I had about 16 kids in the house around the age of 15....ouch, never have a I seen so many cell phones going on at the same time.
Thanks for the well wishes, enjoy the pictures.
A cloth bag with candy and pink bubbles, a blue pen, a guest notebook.
A Strawberry Mouse-filled white cake with creamy frosting.
A very happy birthday girl.