Confession: I'm a terrible party planner.
Beau's 7th birthday landed on a Wednesday, one of two school days
sandwiched between 8 days off. He got to wear a birthday crown in 1st
grade for the day, and as is our tradition, he was the special man in charge of our dinner plans & choice of cake for his candles. He got a few new Lego
sets that he was thrilled to work on after school, along with a new
movie we watched together as a family. He chose pizza for dinner.
Dad made a messy-delicious cake. It was a perfect family night. I
would be content spending all of our birthdays that way.
But of course, a party with guests is part of the birthday fun for a kid, too.
So, after a weird week of bad weather & cancellations, I managed to pull off a short-notice party. A few balloons, a few friends. Everything Beau wanted.
The photos above & below are in the upstairs of our new addition - soon to be our new master bedroom.
We're waiting on wood for base & window trim, doors, & such, so in the meantime the room is empty & has been a favorite space for kids to release energy by doing handstands & playing monkey in the middle during the cooped up cold. It didn't take long for the party to move in that direction.
Beau requested cheesecake, so I made cupcake mini-cheesecakes, and we had an ice cream sundae party with the kids (who aren't all fans of cheesecake like Beau is.)
I got out our colored sugars to sprinkle the tops of our sundaes...
The kids may have gone a little wild with the sugar.
The sprinkles kind of took the place of toppings. (There is caramel somewhere under there.)
They each took special care in their sweet works of art.
I'm typically wiped out after hosting a birthday party, but this one was just right.
Before bedtime, Beau said, "That was the best birthday ever."
I agree, it was a good one.