Let me tell you what I did do though. I compromised. I did send out email invitations. Would I do it again? No way, Jose´. They felt impersonal, and some people never even opened their invite. Blah. Lesson learned. I did buy a cake, but I personalized it. I might have piped on the kids' names and then scraped it off (twice). I would totally do it again. Costco cake (delish) + me personalizing it
For entertainment I did an interpretive dance. Kidding. I made a ginormous slip and slide out of 6 mil plastic sheeting from Lowes, landscape pins, a water hose, and some baby shampoo. The kids had an absolute ball. $30 for hours of entertainment. I might, or might not have, slid down it a few (dozen) times today. If I had, I would tell you that it was a blast and my kids have crowned me: "Best and Most Fun Mom Everrrrr". We also did fireworks... and by fireworks, I mean a $37 package of poppers and snap-its from Costco. Okay, this is where I almost lost my "It's all good" vibe. I really thought I purchased real firecrackers. Apparently, I didn't read the packaging. I saw a big 800+ "4th of July pack" for $37 and ran to the checkout like my hair was on fire. When it was time for the big fireworks show, the kids ripped open the package and started popping away while I was
All in all, we had a blast (see what I did there). Our
|Seriously cute stuff, and a great way to personalize your party.|
(Printable from Caravan Shoppe)
|The key to any great kid party...balloons.|
|Epic slip and slide...at least, that's what I heard.|
|Mantel decor. It's never coming down.|
|I could eat her up.|
|The birthday boy with his |
|The birthday girl is totally cool with her sparkler. Totally.|
|One more...can't help myself.|
|"The" Costco cake...because nothing say,s "I'm all easygoing" like a store bought cake.|
|There is always that one kid. So glad he's mine. He cracks me up.|
|Yep, my friends have cute kids.|
So, let's recap, shall we? We shall.
Costco cake - good. Homemade slip and slide - good. $37 "fireworks" - bad/good (depends on whom you ask). Homemade food - not necessary. Sweet tea - necessary. Chicken salad on croissants - fancy.
There you go. You're welcome.