Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Third Year Party

One of the sad parts of moving this year is we no longer have family around.  Last year at my daughter's birthday our apartment was filled to the brim with relatives and it was wonderful, including our immediate family I think we had 18 people over.  It seemed so lonely only to have three family members for my daughter's party.  So we invited her four preschool friends, and two older siblings, the afternoon of her party.  J needed a friend anyway.  
We had a butterfly/hello kitty party. Back in October I bought dollar store wings for all the girls.  Then I made butterfly wands for them.  The party started with a dance party.

 Then free play, then we played caterpillar, caterpillar, caterpillar, butterfly.
 Then presents.
 Then cake.

I originally liked the plan of only having friend parties on even years.  But we haven't ever followed that plan, we just love parties too much. I doubt we ever will.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun!! You are so good at parties! I love N in these pictures. She's getting so big. What the heck??

    Back in the day, I totally thought we would have a strict even year birthday party policy too. But now it seems silly. For one thing, we move so much that our lives will never be stable enough to implement some kind of bi-annual policy. It seems easier to go with the flow from year to year--to match my energy level and my kids' desires and their current friend situations. We also have learned that it's a great chance for them to learn how to be a good friend and host. Anyway, my point is that it's funny when you have all these ideas about how you're going to do things as a parent...and then it do often doesn't work out that way.

    Happy birthday to N!