On Saturday we had Oliver’s 6th birthday party. It is still hard for him to understand that when your birthday falls in the middle of the week, your party will be on a different day. But I tell him that just means there are two days to make him feel special.
We had ten boys here, including Oliver and Emery, from his class and who he has met on the bus (and one little girl that managed to stay out of the way for the most part). So of course the majority of the two hours looked like this:
They went outside to play in the snow for a while, then came in for a snack of cheesies and fruit dipped in yogurt.
And then cake… Angry Birds Star Wars theme! Note to self: Sparklers might seem like a good idea in place of candles but it is difficult to light them all at once and the sparks will cause the plastic tablecloth to melt. Both of those things will cause dramatic boys to run screaming for their lives.
Plan B: Candles.
They’re like baby birds! A little pinch of sugar and spice in between all the boys. With yogurt-dipped cheesies thrown in too. Yum.No angry birds star wars party is complete without light sabers! Watching Oliver’s little social life begin and grow is fascinating. I love meeting his friends and hearing him talk about them at the end of every school day.
Then we opened gifts, which were plentiful and thoughtful. Most of the gifts were lego star wars sets, which was spot on for Oliver and, amazingly, they were all different sets! I thought it was quite a coincidence but then it occurred to me… he had asked his friends to get him lego star wars sets! He told me he had and I was mortified for half a minute but decided not to worry about it… what else are boys going to say when talking about their upcoming birthday?
I think birthdays are meant to be celebrated in a big way – it’s your special day! He loved having his friends over to play and being in the spotlight for a while. And I could tell he felt super special at the end of the day, which makes me happy and all the work and craziness totally worth it.