In Anabel and Rosie’s school, it is customary for girls to invite all the other girls from the class to their birthday, while boys invite all the other boys. Most parents organize such parties in playcentres or rented large halls with bouncy obstacle courses. One of the parents was bold enough to organize it at her home but had a magician and a camera man hired for the event. I must admit that spending hundreds of euros for a child’s birthday party every year is unthinkable to me. However, I want my children to have unforgettable time and beautiful memories.
And so Misi and I decided to make girls’ birthday parties at home this year, but to make it extra special, we learned new skills that would entertain girls’ guests. If somebody told me ten years ago, that some day I would bake cakes, make balloon animals, fill up pinatas and paint kids’ faces, I’d think them mad. Yet, here I am 🙂 .
Misi supplied himself with a magic kit and practiced hard to give a show of magic tricks. All those screams of surprise and awe were the best prize for his efforts.
Irish parents thought us crazy and advised on supplying ourselves with big amounts of panadol and wine, as if having thirteen 6 and 7 years olds at home was such a difficult thing. The truth is, we enjoyed it as much as they did. They all loved it and threatened their parents afterwards that they, too, wanted to have their next parties at home, to their parents’ horror 😀 .
Summarizing my girls turning 5 and 7, I love to watch who their becoming. They are great fun, grateful, funny and so kindhearted. I’m proud to call myself their mom.
“There’s something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…
We’ll always be with you.” -Winnie the Pooh
Don’t ever change, you cheeky monkeys 😀 !