Kaylee and EB (star of HOP) at Universal Studios
Blogging is extra sparse this week as I've got my hands full preparing for Kaylee's 8th birthday party. In years past, she's always opted for the cheesy Pump it Up (indoor bounce houses), Gymnastic places kind of birthday parties which are part awesome because there's no prep and no clean up, and the kids are entertained, and part sucky cause they're totally impersonal and a little expensive.
Kaylee turns 7!
This year, she wanted to have her birthday party at home and I'm both excited and annoyed at this prospect. Excited to actually host the party and plan the food and decorations and stuff and hopefully end up with something really cute and special for her, but annoyed with all the needed cleaning and preparation. Every day, I try to do some of the cleaning, but by that night, between my kiddos and by husband (haha) the house is already a mess again.
Kaylee turns 6!
Also, executing a prettily themed party, with awesome decorations and snacks and pretty tablescapes is also kind of hard because my 8 year old has quite a....unique view of what makes for pretty decorations. She didn't want any particular theme, so we have a sort of........pool party, Hawaiian, beach theme kind of thing going on.
Anyway, her party is Saturday, so think good thoughts for me that it all goes well. I just keep reminding myself that none of the 8 year olds are even going to notice the little details, so I really shouldn't stress about it.
Speaking of parties, I've got a question for y'all.
If you were to get an invitation instructing you to bring a "covered dish" what would that mean to you?
Meat? Veggie? Side dish? Dessert? Something hot? Something cold?
(No, I didn't send invitations asking people to bring things to our party! This is for a party that we were invited to!)