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Kids Birthday Party-how it turned out

As a follow up to my earlier post about throwing a kid’s birthday party at home, I wanted to let you know how ours actually went. It was awesome! We kept it small, around 8 girls, and this gave me a chance to actually talk to the parents, which was a nice change from the parties where there is so much chaos you feel like you are part of a production (and now we do this activity…). True to my husband’s word, he did hire a “Queen” from the local theater who, bless her dear heart, kept this group of five year old girls mesmerized for a good hour. We wound up writing a little fairy tale that intertwined each of the girls’ names into the story and the “Queen” took her cue from that and made up the rest. Here she is talking to the little princesses. Look how engaged they are with her storytelling!

Naturally, this accounted for most of the party. We also bought some plastic wands and hid them in the backyard so each girl could find them as part of her princess initiation. In the end we had some turkey roll ups and fruit sticks and finally came the time to decorate the cupcakes, which each girl did on her own. I also made a pot of squash soup and caprese sticks for the adults. See the caprese sticks here (these tomatoes are from my yard, as is the basil):

Now, I don’t want to mislead anyone into thinking I have my act together, because I certainly don’t and all week my husband was looking at me like I had three heads when I would bring up the fact that we were hosting a birthday party that weekend. But the truth is, we did do some planning by hiring the queen and telling the girls to come as princesses. But the rest we kind of threw together at the last minute and it all worked out because kids, especially the young guys, are pretty easy to please and it doesn’t take much to make them happy. I am not even going to embarrass myself by showing you the cupcakes and how they look like someone sat on them, because the truth is, they were pink and they tasted good. And afterall, isn’t that all that matters?

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