Posts Tagged ‘Parties’

Sunday, November 11th, 2012


You can make your own! Avery’s birthday is a month from now and, since a month in our house is really only two weeks, I’m starting to think about her party. The day after last year’s Care Bear fiesta she started talking about her Thomas birthday party and has been waiting ever so patiently for it to happen ever since.

I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with creative Thomas themed ideas that won’t require me to spend a fortune at Party City. The cheapest Thomas pinata costs twenty bucks? Yikes! That will just make me grouchy watching it sit around until recycling day.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Tea Party Birthday

The Big Idea:

Ok, I’m ready to talk about it now.  Some would say that a tea party just can’t be done for the preschool set.  It all started months ago when I started asking Chase what she had in mind for her birthday party.  Last year we did a bowling party and the year before that she had her party at the gym where she did a toddler tumbling class.  But this year she wanted a dress up tea party.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Photo Booth

I want to write a long post about Chase’s birthday party.  About the decorations and the food and all of that good stuff, oh and the cake!  But I’m still resting.  Maybe tomorrow.

I just wanted to check in and to tell you that the kids had a great time.  You can see all of the pictures here.  Viewing them sequentially cracks me up.  Especially the ones of the kids in the photo booth.  That was probably the best idea I’ve ever had.

Ok, back to putting my feet up.

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Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Pink Smarties Cake!

I really, really can’t believe that it’s been a whole year.  Where did the time go?  I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to figure out the answer to that question.  It’s unbelievable really.  It was a good day even if we all cried just a little.

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Monday, November 1st, 2010

Halloween :: I Hope Yours Was Happy

It was mostly a blur for me but I hear that the kids had fun.  Today, While Chase was at school, Avery spent most of the day going through her candy bucket and trying to remember what she was supposed to do with a lollipop.  Step 1, get lollipop from sister’s bucket.  Step 2, put lollipop in mouth.  Wait… something’s not right.  You there, lady, open this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, October 29th, 2010

The Shoes Make the Princess

She never said anything about it but I started to think it might be about the shoes.  I thought she’d be thrilled to have a princess dress to dress up in.  It’s almost always the first thing she runs for when she gets to school.  But at school they also have a pair of “glass” slippers.  So, that’s what we did.  And sure enough AS SOON as she had them she was asking where’s my dress and wanting to wear it!  Phew.  I was getting really worried.  We have no alternates.  Now as soon as I remember the safe place that Avery’s mouse costume is hiding in I’ll be in great shape.  I even decided to dress up as a witch!  I’m pretty sure I got rid of the old cowboy boots, I think Ben’s going to dodge a bullet on this one.

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

That Terrible Halloween Night Commeth

Everyone, including myself, wants to know when I started caring about Halloween.  I don’t know.  It must have come along with the kids like endless fatigue.  What can I say, we’re having a lot of fun.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, October 31st, 2009


library-159So I think we love Halloween around here just a little bit.  It comes as a little bit of a surprise because it never meant much to me and Ben has this deep seated moral opposition to all “made up” holidays.  But it’s really, really hard not to take just a little pleasure in something that makes the wee ones so very happy. Read the rest of this entry »

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