When I was a young girl, 'birthday time' was my favourite time of year! My two sisters and I had birthdays all within a four week period. Never combined. Each one a big themed event on it's own. We had the best games! Mum still has the handmade hats, party bags and invitations from each one. I remember each of us having a spiral bound notebook in which we would write down in detail the plans for our birthday. I have followed the family tradition! Although my mother thrived at 'birthday time', I am extremely grateful that my children's birthdays are a little more spread apart throughout the year!
After realising yesterday that Goose's birthday is a mere 3 weeks away, we whipped out the notebook and started planning! Although it is no longer a spiral bound notebook, but a laptop! It's fun having an almost 9 year old who can do lots of the planning and we can organise it together. Just like I did with my Mum. Although it also means that I have to let go of the reins. Something that I find a little difficult to do, particularly when it comes to parties... Goose's main requests (although they were more like non-negotiable instructions) were for "that" rainbow cake and a sleepover! So we decided on a quiet Rainbow 'Crafternoon' with 6 of her friends, followed by dinner and cake with her much loved extended family. Her friends will then stay on for a sleepover.*
Invitations now sent**, it is time to get our rainbow craft on for the next few weeks! I love the theme! The kid loves craft (bless her xo).
To see some more parties from team FGB, head over here.
Have you ever made "that" rainbow cake - help??!!
Have you ever had 7 nine year old girls for a sleepover - help????!!!!!!
* I may have bitten off more than I can chew considering we get the keys to the new house only 5 days before the party and the only way we can accommodate that many gals sleeping over is if we have it at the new house, but I figure they'll only need sleeping room and all we'll need for dinner is a BBQ so it won't matter if we haven't quite moved anything else over yet... will it?
**yes, I did notice that little typo saying that the party finishes 5 hours before it starts.... yes, they have been sent with that typo.... oops. ;)