Ella's 8th Birthday Girl's Night - Celebration #2!

Two days before my daughter turned 8, we headed to a beautiful resort for a very special girl's night celebration!  It was just the two of us; and, boy, I tell you we needed some mother-daughter time in a big way!!

Lucky girl had three celebrations for her birthday this year (see my post on her first celebration here and third celebration here)!

Ella was sure to pack her "beauty" supplies along with her entourage (her doll with her own entourage!) and I packed supplies for a nice foot bath & massage.  She can be a real girly-girl at times and she absolutely loves her tea parties, so I surprised her with a couple of special early birthday presents.

One was a beautiful pink rose teacup & saucer from the American Beauty Royal Albert Bone China collection (I found out later that that is the same china as what my Gran had, so it makes it even more special - and my Mum still has it, actually).  The other gift was a little teapot that sits atop a teacup with flowers and butterflies.

Here are a few things that made our evening special:
  1. Chinese food dinner
  2. Raspberry tea (with the addition of lots of sugar according to Ella!)
  3. Cupcakes made especially for Ella from Quality Foods (they were delish!)
  4. Swimming & soak in hot tub (by this time I think she was getting tired)
  5. Girly Time - foot soak, rub & polish (dress-up & makeup optional for adult)
  6. Bubble bath in jacuzzi tub while sipping raspberry tea from fine china (add excessive amount of bubble bath, turn on jets & have fun watching Ella play with the plethora of bubbles in the tub!)
  7. Watch Barbie movie with popcorn (she could only last about 10 minutes before asking to go to bed)
  8. Curl into bed, read a book, talk and cuddle
  9. Watch beautiful daughter fall fast asleep and enter dreamland
  10. Wake up to daughter in full dress-up gear, including painted nails!
  11. Final morning swim (& soak in hot tub for me)
And there you have it!  A marvelous girl's night - just the two of us!!  I hope to do this more often, though perhaps a little less elaborate!  I will leave you with the photo of the view, we actually had a peek oceanview from the other window.

UPDATE: Thanks for following along with me as I shared Ella's French Pink Poodle Paris 8th Birthday Celebrations one, two & three!

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