we were really excited to attend a quinceañera for one of the bean's OG BFFs - we love her and her whole family, and we were honored to be invited to share in her special day. the bean has known her since kindergarten (maybe even transitional kindergarten, i can't remember) and they've shared lots and lots of memories together.
while the old lady and i were out browsing through one of our favorite clothing stores for ideas of what to wear to the big party, i realized that i actually have sewing patterns for a lot of the styles we were looking at. and so we decided to head over to joann's to find some fabric and save a ton of cash on our outfits. the old lady had requested one of those simple bias-cut skirts with a kimono to wear over it, and as we shopped through the special occasion fabrics aisle we came across a bolt of material that i knew was perfect for what she was picturing. i remembered that i had a chunk of green stretch satin in my stash, and after an afternoon of cutting and sewing her outfit was ready. i even had enough of the satin to make her a matching tank top, but i'd had to make it without her around and it didn't end up fitting properly. oh well, i think the outfit still looked pretty good, and you get this picture because she wasn't in the mood to take pictures once we were actually at the party:
BFF's mom had hit me up to do some cookies for the dessert buffet:
the ballroom looked lovely, and i could see how much work they'd all put into making the venue perfect for the birthday girl. i thought i'd taken more pictures, but i must have been too preoccupied with catching up with moms from the bean's old school. oops.
the birthday girl was beaming, and looked so grown up. i still can't believe they went from this:
and the three besties, from this:
the kids were having a great time, with a lot of them not having seen each other since the graduation party back in may.
i did manage to corral the hub for at least one picture.
we ended up having to leave well before the end of the party, which was kind of a bummer because we were having a great time. but since the bean had a ton of homework to get done, we did the grown-up, responsible thing and headed on outta there. that's okay, though. we got to spend some time with our friends and celebrate BFF's milestone birthday, and that's all that matters.