There was also treasure hunt where I was sure would take at least 20 minutes because I thought I was being so clever with the clues. NOT. They found the 'treasure in about 10 minutes. After more pleading for a bonfire on a very hot evening, I gave in.
I enlisted the help of a pyro, I mean friend, and we got the fire going. The girls stayed around long enough to enjoy s'mores along with an older 'girl', then they were off to do manicures by the deck light.
I put my camera away because the adults had to tend the fire left behind. I went to bed while listening to them chat away and make toast in the kitchen sometime after midnight because they were starving. I found 8 knives in the sink the next morning.
Girls, ya gotta love em!