Puddin’s has a poorly timed birthday. It’s in mid October right when we start getting down to serious holiday planning and I get all kinds of aggrevated forking out hundreds of $$ for birthday when I know Christmas is right around the corner. It’s not her fault of course so I try to never skimp on the presents but this year I did take matters into my own hands a bit with the party… I’m done paying big $$ for kid birthday
experience extravaganza party– DONE I tell you.
So you know what we did – we had a Pancake & Pajama Party.
We put together a simple invitation using Word, printed out copies at home inviting her friends to come over on Saturday morning at 8:45 in the pajamas to decorate pancakes and play Wii.
We had 16 kids over from 3 to 10 and they had a freaking blast.
They played Wii and not even the newest game we had but they chose to play good old standard baseball so the most number of people could play even the little ones – our kids are awesome!!
And I corralled a couple of laptops and put together a WebKinz station. The idea of logging into Webkinz right next to your friend. Freakin’ mindblowing…
Then we decorated pancakes with all kinds of fun stuff like fruit and M&Ms
Then headed outside for presents
And then they played on the yard… you know like we used to do… for an hour!
It didn’t take $100s of dollars or a donated organ or heck even a decorated cake to create a party that the kids enjoyed. We got them together and let them play with games/activities that we already had – and they had fun just being together in a big group.
And they all thought it was extra fun because they were in their pajamas. Because they are kids!!! They make their own fun. We parents need to try and remember that sometimes I think.