So your son is turning 5 in July and thanks to Pinterest you need to be the most creative mom or dad and blow everyone out of the water right? Dessert tables, crazy fun games, food that looks like their favorite Star Wars character or Disney princess, new cars as favors, the whole nine yards. I laugh because I was that mom a week ago for my son's 5th birthday party in the middle of my wedding season and I still wanted to make it really fun. I did not give away cars, but I felt like I did! And the best part is that if I had more time maybe I would have! :)
So after surviving through his 2 hour birthday with only 10 kids (I cut back his list because I did not want 27 kids running around my house!) I decided I need to write a little post for all of you busy moms and dads out there that want to throw a fun party for your kids, but do not have the time. Or maybe you do, but you want to enjoy the party and remember it when it is over. Even as a planner, I wish I had someone there to do the dirty work so I could have enjoyed my friends and family and watched Jack play with his friends!
If you have awesome ideas and have the time to do it all - GREAT! More power to you! Then what I would highly recommend is hiring someone to come in for a couple of hours to help set up, keep drinks, food, etc, stocked up and to clean up after. Oh man do I wish I had someone to clean up!
If you have awesome ideas but have no clue how to do it, then we can also help you with bringing your ideas to life, or helping to create some new, fun ideas as well. This is what we live for!
The moral of the story is, enjoy your party and your friends. Just because it is your kid's party, doesn't mean that you can't have fun too! Trust me, it will be totally worth it!
Callie wanted a tea party birthday with her friends and their American Girl dolls so my friend Jen, Callie's Mom and owner of Dulce Press, reached out to me and her team of vendors to come together and to pull of a fun tea party at her home for her daughter's birthday! Of course I said yes as we love planning and designing birthday parties whenever we can on Cape Cod - especially for a cute group of girls! We helped Jen pull together the decor and tablescape, while Judy from All About Flowers brought in stunning flowers to decorate the table and Kerry from Cape Cod Lollicakes provided cake truffles for the girls. Jen purchased fun decorations for the event, but also made a lot of it herself. From the printable, personalized napkins, to the colorful bunting and the pom-pom chair decorations, Jen can do almost anything when it comes to paper products. Ralph Alswang stopped by to capture the setting and got some pics of the girls having a fabulous time!
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
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