Paige requested a 101 Dalmatians party for her fifth birthday. She actually requested a Vidia party first. I nixed the "Vidia" party. Do you know who Vidia is? From Disney's Tinker Bell movies? Here is what it says about Vidia on Wikipedia:
"Vidia: (voiced by Pamela Adlon in the films) Vidia is the fastest of the fast-flying-talent fairies. She often uses terms such as "dear", "sweetie" and "cupcake" without sincerity, makes cruel remarks, and is impatient when she is kept waiting. She's also independent, crafty and opinionated. She lives alone in a Sour Plum tree. Although she dislikes the other fairies, she has a soft spot for Prilla and later Wisp. She is principally an antihero, but sometimes an antagonist."
That is why I nixed the "Vidia" party. Somehow I convinced her that a party themed after an evil fairy wouldn't be very fun and so she picked 101 Dalmatians instead.
Her Honey & Papa (grandma and grandpa) came up from St. George for the party and brought 2 of Paige's Las Vegas cousins, Maggie and Andrew. I wish I had pictures of their little reunion. All 4 of the 5 yr old cousins (Paige, Anna, Maggie and Andrew) were jumping up and down, laughing and yelling and hugging, they were so excited to see each other. It was adorable.
Papa solidified his place as the world's most devoted grandpa yet again by sewing dalmatian costumes for him and Honey to wear. We dressed the kids as dalmatians as they arrived, and for the next 2 hours I had 9 little yappy puppies running around my house. It was pretty cute. We made shrink film dog tags, ate "dog food" out of dog bowls, had an in door scavenger hunt. . . I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.