daughter’s birthday parties always a little later than the 8th. This year, my six year old made it easy for me, she knew she wanted it at home with a few friends from class, fun games to play (we chose games like Scavenger Hunt, Passing the Parcel, and Musical Chairs), and cupcakes (no themed cakes for her this year).
from school for this very reason. My little one picked out which book needs to go to which friend while I wrapped them for her to decorate with hearts and squiggles.
While my son was out with dad for the first of the day long cycle of classes on Saturday (this one being piano) and my daughter busy with aforementioned hearts and squiggles, I set out to hide the assortment of toys and non-toys (including an orange and a lemon!) out in the backyard for the scavenger hunt later and made out three separate lists for three teams – there were going to be three bigger boys – my 9 year old son and two of his friends whom my daughter wanted to include in her party too as they are always nice to her. The parcel with a hidden surprise (mini-erasers and foam stickers) was packed up with multiple layers of tissue paper for the passing the parcel game and I hurriedly got a CD of songs(some of my favorites including I had on my machine ready to use for Passing the Parcel and the Musical Chairs games.
wanted) and later, of course, at the end, pizza and cake with pink lemonade! As
the kids and their moms waved goodbye, we rushed off to swimming classes for
both of them and returned home to slee…..well, I thought sleep but actually
ended up being ‘unwrapping-the-gifts’ amidst pleas of “please, mommy, can we
open this gift now?”
|a hand-made gift for DD from one of her friends|