I don’t know what it is about October, but I feel like those birthdays just sneak up on me. It gets to the end of September and I’m like “ahhh…birthday party…we need to plan something!”
The girls were asked what they wanted, and just like the last four years, they wanted a bounce house rented at our house. They wanted to invite their friends and just hang out, so boom, that’s what they got. It’s easy for us; get some snacks, cupcakes, a pinata, drinks, adult beverages and just hang out. Just like their sister, this year, we requested donations to the Make-A-Wish foundation in lieu of gifts.
Mr. Serious took the girls to the store and they picked out this little unicorn. Turns out unicorns aren’t the best (you’ll see why in a minute).
And, just so you know, the boys and the girls equally like the pink and purple colored bounce house. They really don’t care what color it is, they just jump around like crazy!
Somebody didn’t want her presence documented at her party.
A nice bonus? We have an old, not all that cool swing set that the kids loved! The tire swing got a ton of use, and I had to look away as they went around and around and around.
Then, there was the pinata. That poor unicorn. About three kids in and he was totally decapitated. We were sad for the unicorn, but let the little girl who took his head off take it home (although it sort of freaked me out in a Godfather kind of way). So, we strung the unicorn body back up and the kids went to town.
Such action. She did make a little candy fall out, but our tried and true older friend was the one that finally beat the unicorn into submission and released all of the goodies for the kiddos. (always, always make sure the rules are clear about running to the candy after the baseball bat or stick is on the ground. Those kids go crazy!)
Then store bought cupcakes..yep, it’s been a crazy two weeks and I just couldn’t commit. We added sprinkles, so I think that counts as pseudo-homemade.
A planning tip that worked well for us? The party was partially during E’s naptime. So, she went down for a nap, we got everything ready and got the party started. Then, she woke up and was able to enjoy the tail end of it without us worrying about her getting bounced around the bounce house.
At the end of the day, I asked my grandma to get a family picture of us. Well…that turned out well.
Happy 7th and 5th girls. Thanks for joining our family and growing with us.