But I digress, the fact is I now have two children that are preschool age. Gulp.
I have been wanting to downscale birthday parties but have struggled to find a way to do this. While the children are young they have enjoyed playing with lots of other children but haven't really had special friends, no "best" friends yet, that makes it difficult to cull the guest list. This year I wanted to invite all the children from the playgroup but keep the party low key so we decided on a park party. I provided a simple lunch of pbj's, egg salad sandwiches, fruit and cupcakes and the kids got to play at the park. The weather was damp, it was chilly and misty during the party then right after everyone left the sun came out for a beautiful day. Figures. But my daughter enjoyed the day so I call that a successful party.
Ainsley at her "park party"
The next day we had another little party for the family. She requested a pink cake, so I made a pink cake and let her decorate it.
This was her birthday after all and it certainly appears that she was enjoying herself!
'til next time...