Happy Birthday Kid!
Reasonable Guest List
Fun and Games
Gracious Host or Hostess
A few of our favorite birthday party memories!
My big kids definitely had birthday parties short on themes but big on fun. Jordan was the kid who could not narrow down the guest list and seriously had a slumber party with upwards of 12 giggling girls while we lived in a 1200 square foot duplex! They played light as a feather stiff as a board and all the slumber party games I remembered growing up. At 3am I finally had to shut them down!
The most shocking birthday memory I have was at Riley’s 8th birthday hosted at the bowling alley. When hot dogs were served one little boy stood up in his chair and proceeded to hold the ketchup bottle and pretend to “pee” the ketchup onto the hot dog. It was shocking and I’ve often wondered how he turned out.
This one definitely gets the “most Pinterest worthy” award! I think this was the first year I really found Pinterest and I was obviously excited. I always love a rhyming invitation!
I encourage you when your kids become old enough to consider taking them and a friend or two for an experience instead of a party. We have taken Dillon and a few friends to a TCU baseball game and this year I took him to Dallas for the weekend with a friend. If you have been reading then you know Carly and her friend Holden began opting for weekend getaways last year and we have visited Fort Worth and San Antonio with a trip planned in few weeks we can’t wait to share!
We seriously have too much stuff so having my kids opt for an experience or request donations to a charity instead of gifts always makes me happy.
A part of me is very relieved there is no more planning required for birthday parties in my near future but the other half cannot wait to be the overboard grandma!
I’m linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals for Show & Tell Tuesday! No doubt there will be some amazing parties showcased.