Grandma's Slumber Night Party 2011

The time has come around for our Grandma's Slumber Night Party we have each year. This year I think the grandchildren were extra excited to get together since we were not able to have one last year because of Grandpa's illness. For me, it is the highlight of the year.  We have different crafts, each one makes their own individual dinner, and then we watch a movie that makes us all laugh. Our theme is always God centered and full of fun!

2011 Grandma's Slumber Night Party
 He Is The Light Of The World...John 3:12


One of the crafts this year was making Stain Glass Votives. Some tissue paper, glue, a votive holder and a brush are all you'll need - and the variations are endless. Over the years I kept tissue paper from various gifts.

  As you can see, they turned out so cute!

 

 





We talked about how the Lord is the light of the world and how He wants us to shine His light so others can see the Lord in them. How wonderful to know that in a world of darkness, we can have the light of life through Jesus Christ, the light of the world! 


For our dinner we made Hobo Dinners. Each one made their own.  On a sheet of foil, you layer a hamburger patty, half of potato, slice of onion, baby carrots, and season with salt and pepper.  Wrap it all up together and put it in the oven for an hour (we cooked the meat on the grill first as not to heat the oven to long).  They not only enjoyed making them--they enjoyed eating them.

For dessert, we had Ice Cream Sundays with all the trimmings. We dipped small balloons in melted chocolate to make a chocolate bowl, but they were soft because we didn't let them set up long enough. They looked so funny and as soon as we put the ice cream in them---then they were hard as a rock. I wish I had taken pictures. We talked and laughed so much. We would stop and then start up laughing again. Fun Times for sure.


Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.

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20 comments :

  1. I love the nights the grands stay with us. At one time, when they were all little, like yours, they would all stay at one time. Now, they are all grown or nearly grown and I can never get them all together very often. :))
    So glad you had fun.....
    xo bj

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  2. Oh what a wonderful slumber party! Sounds like you all had so much fun!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is such a great idea! I wish I could have done this stuff when I was a kid too. They will have such great memories. Love it!

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  4. hi cooking K, blog walk from bloggers.
    first time here, pretty great blog. would love to revisit, mine is a foodie blog too, do visit whenever.
    have a nice day. looks like one very happy family here :) great !

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  5. what a wonderful idea!
    great fun shots! :)

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  6. What a fun time! And good looking family =)

    My FBF hop is up again, hope you can link up again this week!
    ~Carolyn
    Flash Back Friday #11

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  7. Love this idea. Everybody should do this, this is really fun and at the same time it bring everybody more closer together. And made grandma happy too ^_^

    Oh my goodness this is temptation hehehe. Now I am drooling ^_^

    Sun Tea

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  8. Aw what an awesome idea! :)

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  9. There is just nothing better than the nights the grands stayed and we had fun, fun, fun!
    What a great group you have!
    HPS!
    Jil

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  10. What a wonderful night you had! I love the theme :)

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  11. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    What a beautiful, heart warming share this evening. I love seeing all your faces of happiness. You can just see the love that you all share. This is a wonderful celebration for all of you to look forward to each year.

    I love seeing the crafts that you all made. Each is so unique, as we are, each made special by God himself. I love that comparison with the pieces of tissue paper put together, and made something so beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful idea, the grands over for a sleep over. I will have to think about that for next year. We are already starting school this coming Monday.

    Have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

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  12. You are the BEST GRANDMA EVER!!!! I LOVE this! I would have LOVED if my grandma did this for me . . . your grandchildren will remember this special time for the rest of their lives. :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea at Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We absolutely LOVE your blog. You are wonderful!
    Camille @
    sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Kay,
    What wonderful memories you brought back for me. My grandchildren now older still talk about the summer camp at Nana's house with all the wonderful fellowship we all had together. I loved your post! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
    Miz Helen

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  14. What a GREAT idea and how fun!

    Silly me - - - when I read the title I thought it was a slumber party of several grandmas!!!!

    I've never had a slumber party like this for my grans, but when I have them over sans parents we call it Kamma Kamp!

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  15. The party sounds to be so much fun!! I liked the idea and will plan to do something like this years down the lane when i have kids :)

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  16. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing!


    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! My husband is a youth minister, and I think our kids would love to see this. Hope you'll stop by!

    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  17. What a wonderful idea, sounds like a wonderful thing for a grandma to do! I love how you have a biblical theme as well. It is so wonderful to be an involved grandma! What fun!!

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  18. Hi K...

    Ahhh...what a sweet post, my friend! It sure made me miss all of my precious grandkids. They all live in Texas...too far away! I think that having a Grandma's slumber party is just the coolest thing that I've ever heard! Ohhh...and you can just tell, by all the smiles on those sweet children's faces that they just adore their Grandma...and getting to have a slumber party with her! What wonderful fun you all had...just what "precious" memories are made up of! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet post with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! I loved it!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

    PS...so sorry that I am so late in getting by for a visit this week! It's just been really busy at my place.

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  19. Looks like so much fun!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  20. Looks like such a fun sleepover!! Thanks for sharing!!

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