Monday, October 05, 2009
Princess-Dinosaur-Butterfly-Star Wars Birthday Party
Remember ages ago, Miss AK had a birthday. Summer birthday's are tough, and so we experimented with having her party in the fall after she started school. AK could not pick a party theme, so I had her narrow it down to four. Even picking just four was ridiculously hard for her, she wanted a Dinosaur-Princess-Star Wars-Butterfly-Pokemon-Pony-Wonder Woman-Dog-Supergirl-Kitten-Cooking Party. I fully believe my kids are the hosts of the party, they pitched in and AK help decorate the cupcakes. AK picked out the world's largest bouncehouse, fit for a princess... and her entire kingdom. The kids helped me decorate, and I loved how girly it turned out... If you look a little closer, you'll see there is dinosaurs mixed in, attacking the princesses. Minutes before the party, AK decided she wanted a superhero party instead.... *sigh* When I popped a crown on her head, we were back into Princess-Dinosaur-Butterfly-Star Wars Party mode, and Superheros were stashed for next years party. Everyone got a light saber upon arrival, which was a big hit. Everyone had a good time playing Princess and Star Wars. All was well, lunch was served, a small fire extinguished, served cake, and opened presents. Oh, did I gloss over lunch? We had sandwiches cut out in dinosaur and butterfly shapes. Are you still obsessing about the fire? Oh, small detail. I had a citronella candle out by the food, and Mr. Man moved it right next to the napkins. A small breeze... poof the napkins caught on fire. Awesome! My favorite was stamping the fire out with my fabulous sparkly shoes and turning around to see Eight 4 year olds staring with wide eyes. Quickly I turned into a teaching moment, "Fire is hot, Stop, Drop, and Roll.. Yadda Yadda" Secretly, I hoped the kids would forget by party's end. AK told me at the end of the day, "It's so fun being Four, am I Four now, or do we have to eat more cake?" Her favorite part of the day was "having my class over to eat cupcakes and play Star Wars".