Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday Parties

Aren't birthday parties fun? I just visited some blogs and there are pictures of birthday parties. The kids look like they're having so much fun. The cakes are so colorful and the games look crazy fun.

I remember and have videos and pictures from all of the parties we've had for our kids. We did pinatas, bubbles, treasure hunts, other games and of course the goody bags. To be honest it was stressful for me. I enjoyed it, but it was a lot of work.

My kids are 12 and almost 14 now and I've run out of energy to have parties at the house and the things they want to do now are expensive.

Last year my son and one friend went to a gaming place for about two hours and got to play the newest gaming boxes and experience the sounds and special effects they have with those chairs they sit in. Then we went to have some fast food.

My daughter had a party at the local laser gun place. That is what convinced me that we'll be giving them some money to do something with a friend or friends for their next birthday. The amount of money will be pre-decided and the child can find out what they want to do with it.

We even tried combining our daughter's party with her friends party. That wasn't too bad, but still expensive.

I'm back to one family birthday event for each kid. I really used to over do it and have three parties for each kid. One with each family and one with friends. It's hard to pack more than 10 people into our house and enjoy ourselves. If the weather is nice we can go outside, but that's not always an option around here.

I think it is important to celebrate our special day. God created us and that is so cool to me and it is worth celebrating. So the next party is in July and my son will be 14. That is special because he's going into high school next year (oh dear). He's also changing so much physically and the family has high expectations of him. He's a helper now and more independent. He'll still get some kind of a birthday event, but it's going to be on a much smaller scale.

Enjoy those birthday parties with those little ones and take lot's of pictures. Happy birthday to you whenever your special day is.


  1. As my kids get older they are less interested in having a birthday party. Have no idea why! However, it works for me, lol!

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  2. Last year we had our daughter's bday party here. It was over 90 degrees and HUMID. We rented a bouncy castle and had a ton of kids (and parents) over. EXPENSIVE!

    This year, we are going to the Little Gym. They entertain the kids and they can run around in air-conditioning for an hour or so -- THEY feed the cake/drink -- and THEY clean up. Woo hoo! Can't beat that, right?

  3. Hi there! CCD? You obviously didn't read the post's TITLE, did you? ha ha ha

    It's Comment Conversation Disorder. I just made up the term, but I sure have it! =0)

    Glad you stopped by.


  4. Okay, so yea... I do like adventure! I have been known to do a DARE if someone DARES ME. Gotta keep life interesting! We really did have a great time at the beach though even if it was full of mis-haps. Think of the memories that will be so much better because of those mis-haps!

    ha ha ha

    Have a great week!

  5. And because I suffer from CCD, I shall keep coming back and responding to your posts! Feel free to live vicariously through me. Not a problem, Girlfriend! ha ha ha

    Have a great night!