Here is Allie with her friends and Ceara on the couch hangin' out while we waited for people (Molly) to arrive.
I decided to try to make a three layer cake with fondant - my first attempt. I'll maybe remember to post some of the process of that at another time. It turned out fairly well, although it may be my first and last fondant cake!
I found some crazy looking spiral candles for the cake. I had 16 little roses on the top that I could have put the candles in, but they were made from the fondant and were too hard to put the candles through.
You can't tell in this picture, but I wrote "Sweet Sixteen Allie" on the board the cake was on. Alli prefers to spell her name without the "e" so she swiped off the "e" when I wasn't looking.
And some clothes - I actually picked some out that she liked! Only one return! Woot! Of course, Ceara went with me and helped!
She has her temps, but so far hasn't driven that much. She's not in a big hurry to get her license like I was when I was her age. And I'm perfectly OK with that. We can delay the gray hairs for as long as she wants!
Happy Sweet 16th Birthday, Alli. I love you, and am very proud of the young woman you have become.