For every one of Maggie’s birthdays, we have thrown a rather large party in her honor. The first few were mostly family, just because what toddler has their ‘own’ friends, right? But the past couple of years, these shindigs have grown and between the friends SHE wants to invite and the family WE want to invite… woo-boy. It’s quite the production! But I love it. I really do. (Even though today I am OH SO TIRED OMG.)
This year’s theme (chosen by Maggie!) was Beach Barbie. Behold, the cake that my sister made. She’s amazing.
I had a few activities and games planned for the kids- coconut decorating, ‘Pin the Coconut on The Palm Tree’, and coconut bowling. (Google is my BFF when it comes to easy and themed party games!)
Even Audrey made a coconut!
Then there was food (I went the easy route this year and ordered pizza and sandwiches and bought a veggie tray. BOOM. No cooking for me!) and cupcakes and ice cream and cake.
And of course… presents. LORDY. This kid got every Barbie thing, ever made, ever ever ever.
Also: fart slime! Which was the hit of the day, of course!
(My 4-months-pregnant sister and her husband sit and watch, picturing their futures, wondering WHAT HAVE WE DOONNNNEEE???!?! muwahahahahaaaa)
So that was Party Number Five! I still haven’t decided how long I’ll continue these crazy birthday shenanigans, because if I’m going to be a Fair Mama, I’ll have to do the same thing for Audrey… and I’m not sure I have it in me to keep this up for much longer! heh But we’ll see. Maggie has a blast every time and we all know I love a project.
Plus, she gave me a huge hug and a kiss today and told me thank you. So: WORTH IT.