Monday, January 26, 2009
Birthday parties galore!
The kids and I attended two birthday parties this past weekend.
The first party on Saturday was a zoo! The mom had invited at least 30 kids, plus parents, to attend. It was hectic and crazy and not the kind of party I would arrange, but the kids seemed to have fun.
The second party yesterday was at Chuck-E-Cheese. Let me just say that Oronzo and I avoid that place like the plaque when at all possible! Our children will have to BEG US to have a birthday party there before we'll even consider it, and I don't see that happening because both Snuggle Bug and Boo were afraid of "the mouse." They did have a blast playing all the games with the huge stack of tokens they got.
The pizza was marginal at best.
So far, our kids' birthday parties are rather small affairs. I like to stick to the same list of little friends (about 10 kids max) that I invite. Because I keep it small, I try to pick a central theme and incorporate a few activities for the kids to do. For example, Snuggle Bug's 4th birthday party involved everyone making their own pizzas. The kids loved it!
I'm trying to decide what to do for Boo's 2nd birthday, which is coming up next month. I know princess parties are popular, but I want to hold off on doing that until Boo is a little older and can understand it better. In fact, when she's a bit older I'm going to do a "fashion show" birthday party where I'll have her and her little girl friends get all dolled up with costume jewelry, dress up clothes, and have their hair styled and maybe even a bit of kids make-up put on and then put Oronzo's professional photography skills to work in doing a "photo shoot" of the girls with fun props like feather boas, and hats. But that is a party idea for when she's a little older.
Right now, I'm trying to figure out what to do for a 2 year old little girl. I'm open to suggestions! Can you help me come up with some theme ideas?