… if you’re a very busy Mom who gets totally frazzled by those pinterest Mommies who spend way too much time (and money) on creating the PERFECT party for their child (when in my opinion, the child would rather you spend 15 minutes sitting on the floor playing with them). I really think birthday parties have to be simple. The age-old rule of invite as many kids as the child is turning turned out to be perfect. We had six kids come (plus my two) and it was a great number. The weather was fine so we spent as much time outside as possible and I kept it to two hours that way we could really plan lots of short activities, they wouldn’t go too wild and we could still feed them a meal in that time (11-1 was perfect). Here’s some more tips for the Mum who like me isn’t the most practical, clever or willing to spend a ton of money…
I was not going to send the kids home with lego in their gift bags, so these candies were brilliant! (we bought 5 kgs worth!)
Many games (always involving prizes as we all well know: males LOVE competition) eg. a duplo scavenger hunt, a speed-building game and guessing the number of lego pieces in a jar (guesses ranged from 30-900?!?),
They worked so hard…
Of course the team Dad was on won!
Vegetarian pizza and garlic bread was served for lunch alongside a paper aeroplane contest (off theme but who cares?!)
And of course cake!
I totally recommend leaving present opening to the end of the party (even if the birthday boy is impatient!)
Birthday parties are exhausting! Make sure you get some rest time afterwards!