Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Birthday Celebrations!

If you've been reading then you know my love of birthday parties!  I love celebrating my children, its just one of those things us moms like to do.

Well, those birthday party's also add up.  Not just monetarily, but also in toy clutter.  My children have been blessed with a mom who loves toys almost as much as they do..so we have plenty of them, not just at birthday times, but at all times.

So this year, I simplified things a little bit.  It was still a crazy birthday season, with family and some close friends coming over on a Saturday to celebrate both kids birthday,

but then we also celebrated them on the individual dates too.

Thankfully we have Haunted Trails less than 10 minutes from my house.  No need for a big backyard blowout, when we can have good buddies and laser tag for four hours!   

Now onto my Maddie Moo Girls birthday...

By her day, I was kinda done with cake, and toys.  So we did something a little different.  I'm very lucky that I have a wonderful sister who is also the owner and operator of my daughters Montessori school.  So on Maddies birthday she got to go to summer camp and spend the day with her friends.

I know, I know...what a birthday party...she got to spend it in school!  But really she had a blast.  This way she got to see all of her friends, pass out those delicious marshmallow pops...and again, I had no clean up - and no added toys!  I think that was the best part for me.

But don't you worry about Moo girl...she still got plenty of toys from mom and dad!

She recently has a new obsession...My Little Pony.  She decided she wanted a My Little Pony Birthday Party...so while she was at school...guess where I went?  

Yep, I went thrifting.  Because, any good thrift store - will always have a bag of My Little Pony's.  

 And even though I was all caked out...I did make some awesome cupcakes!



Amy - while wearing heels said...

What fun parties! I am sure both kids enjoyed their parties and family celebrations. I love birthdays too!

Finders Keepers said...

It really was good...I was a little nervous about the "school" party...but it worked out beautifully. They all sang happy birthday to her, and she got to have treats...so it worked! So much easier than having a bunch of 4/5/6 year olds at my house!

Ginaj said...

Sounds like everyone enjoyed the Birthdays!! I'm all for parties but parties not at my house = best parties ever! :)