I know this is cheating a little bit but…. the theme for this weeks Gallery is ‘A Celebration’ and this post from last week seemed ideal. The photos aren’t great because they were from my pre-budding photography days but they show some of our birthday celebrations from the past few years.
I thought I was organised for Miss Frugal’s 8th birthday next week…. Party venue booked, invites sent out and party dress bought. I’ve even got the party bags sorted(ish).
But today I’ve found out that it looks as though the place I had booked to hold the party has closed down! We had booked the local children’s haridressers for a pamper party* afternoon for six of Miss Frugal’s friends but now it looks as though it’s closed so I am venue-less with a week to go.
Luckily, one of my friends (who’s a beautician) has volunteered to come to my house with one of her friends and do all the pampering bit so now I just have to let everyone know and prepare for the onslaught of 8 year olds.
I also have to sort out food, something to entertain them when they’re not being pampered and a cake. Not much to do then lol.
I usually do sandwiches, crisps, cakes, strawberries and grapes and sausage rolls. Kids don’t usually want much at a party as they are too busy to stop and eat. I am going to try and do everything pink and girly for the party tea. I don’t think we’re going to make a cake again after last years stress, although it was brilliant if I do say so myself.
I love birthday parties and we always try and do something special for the kids, here’s some of our favourites from the past few years:
The only downside to having two parties a year for 20+ kids (apart from the cost) is that one or both kids get invited to practically every party in town. We had a weekend not so long ago when we had three to go to…. I wonder why my darling husband had to work that weekend.
So people, we now have a party to plan – ideas for pink stuff greatly appreciated.
*Disclaimer 😉 I know a lot of people won’t approve of a pamper party for a group of 8 year olds to have a pamper party with make up and nails and hair do’s, but I think it’s OK for a bit of fun.