Julia had her birthday party today. She wanted it at home. She has been planning a Strawberry Shortcake theme party for a good nine months. Over the months she would occassionally instruct me in a very detailed manner about how she wanted her cake. She decided she wanted a party similar to last year. Last year the kids did crafts and decorated bags with fabric paint. Last year we had the party on a Saturday.
Ok – so this year I planned the party for a Monday afternoon. For some reason I thought it would be good and easier to have it on a weekday afternoon. Well – it really wasn’t. First off – Luke had to work and couldn’t help much. Also I had to go get Nathan from school. That coupled with the fact that I fed Lauren 3 times for at least a half an hour at a time before the party left little time to get ready. Fortunately I did get everything done.
I had some crafts. The kids did those for about a half hour and then went off to play instead. The two other moms that stayed and I worked on one of the crafts that proved to be too difficult for the kids…..
I actually did get the cake right. Julia wanted me to make it. It was white with pink frosting and strawberries on top. I convinced her to wait to put the strawberries on after she blew out the candles.
After cake, presents were opened and that was that.
All in all – it went fine – but the stress and preparation I could do without. I just do not enjoy throwing parties.