Can someone please tell me when kids' birthday parties became mandatory reason for parents to have a carnival in their backyard?
Elby will be five on November 12th, which in case you weren’t aware is “only a few weeks away and a week is seven days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - that’s a week!”
I don’t know about you, but I tend to get stressed when my daughter's birthday is right around the corner. I’m always trying to find a balance between getting creative and adding personal touches to the party, without getting too ambitious.
My daughter just turned 4, and we had a really fun party, so I’m going to share some ideas with you that made for a great party experience! (May I add her theme was “Princess-Fairy-Cowboy-Cowgirl” party - go figure?)
1. Party Location
My son Porter is obsessed with Mattel’s Hot Wheels. He has a good collection of them - he eats with them in a line above his plate, he carries them in every pocket available, he "borrows" them from our neighbor Robert and sleeps with them only to wake with wheel and axle marks on his face and limbs. If one is missing or displaced among blankets or swallowed by the mattress, it takes the family search team to retrieve it. "Found it!!!" Usually is squealed by yours truly.
One of the most frequent questions I see posted in mom’s groups on Facebook, asked at the park and a general topic of conversation is what to get a one-year old for their birthday. Is there some universal gift that all one-year olds will like?
For all those little boys celebrating a birthday this summer...we have an awesome party idea to share with you!
For Greyson's 1st Birthday, we decided to do an outdoor camping theme as he loves to be outside and his daddy loves to go fishing! You don't need to live in the mountains or by a river to throw this party...you can bring the great outdoors right to very own backyard!
Sitting there looking down the table at my children, their friends and my family, I found it hard to sum up my day. Then a stranger came up and sang “Happy Birthday” to me and suddenly my day made sense.
Shaya’s 4th Birthday was a blast!
It started out as a small impromptu backyard celebration with the few boyfriends he has. 20 people turned into 40 and 1:00 pm raged on till 7:00 pm.
I love days like that, spent at home and shared with loved ones in the gorgeous 80 degree weather in the 'Bu. What a lucky guy! Shaya pulled the most beautiful day of the year.
So it’s official, my daughter is totally and completely grown up now that she has turned 5!!!
This weekend we celebrated Rain’s birthday with friends and family at our local dance studio. I have to say that Justin Bieber and cupcakes are the way to every little girl’s heart!
How do you handle twins and birthday parties? As a mother of two sets of twins, the daughter of twins, and the daughter-in-law of twins (crazy, huh?) I’m tackling this issue with a lot of experience.
Should you invite the twin to the birthday party, even if they are not in the same class?