Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Boo to the party planner

I'm not a good party planner. Each time something comes up I think and plan and get all ambitious then it's never quite as good as I'd intended it to be. The best parties I've ever had have been the ones I haven't planned for. This was one such.

We've been shifting.. nothing big just next door, to a house that's a mirror image of our old one. It's quite funny actually and we keep reaching out for door handles on the wrong side and the rooms are just all topsy turvey ... a bit like Alice stepping through the looking glass.

During the shifting I stumbled upon some last years' party supplies. While I intended to reuse them The Husband, made me throw them out calling me a 'hoarder of useless stuff'. However, to my secret delight, the kids retrieved all of it and decided to have a party.

I was just glad to have them out of the way and allowed them to have their party as long as they stayed in their room.

A flurry of calls on the intercom and Naisha's friends trooped in ready for action. They got down to decorating their room while discussing what they should have the party for.

After a few hours, yes hours, of diligent decoration they decided they'd push the party to the evening. "Decoration takes soooo much time," sighed one of the girls busily wiping sweat from her little forehead. They hung up streamers, decorated a table, did up the windows, blew balloons and even managed to fill one up with thermacol balls with no help from me. Oh these girls are veterans.

I had a plain chocolate cake which I decorated like this (from the Thanks Swapna. (!/photo.php?fbid=513196348726532&set=a.490859950960172.104065.213652222014281&type=1&theater)

A bowl of chips and some juice and the menu was done. I really didn't have time for anything fancy.

After much thought and discussion it was decided it would be a 'my favourite toy birthday party'. Innovative isn't it? Come evening they trooped in with their toys all dressed up for the occasion. They put on masks and caps,

burst balloons,

cut the cake,

and danced

and danced

and danced.

Check out the happy faces..

So next time I should remember to never plan a party.


  1. Wow! That's some fun party! Loved the decoration and the cake and the bestest was the theme of the party! Too cool :)

  2. That is so cool! Favourite toy birthday party is awesome!!
    Love the pics .. esp the dancing and the happy faces :)

  3. Lovely party ! Kids are always the highlight in any party

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  5. Wow that is such a fun party! Kudos to you mom for letting the kids have things all planned by them..hope I too am able to give my little one space and freedom to try out things. ..

  6. @Shilpa: I loved the idea too.
    @Priya: Oh yes how they danced and in such total harmony.
    @Lavina: I work on the principle that if no one gets hurt and I don't have to clear up they're allowed to do pretty much what they want.
    @Uma: Kids are always the stars of any party.

  7. This is just the cutest party ever!! I love the idea, thinking I might steal it for D's birthday at the end of the month ;).

  8. How cool. My niece turned this month and the sis was fretting over the bday preps.And she managed to rub it off on me and I too was getting anxious till the day of the party. I think next time we should just have the kids decorate and manage the whole event and adults shd sit back and relax. :)

  9. @Aparna: You're welcome. It's just so much fun.

    @G: I too go crazy trying to attempt the perfect party. But kids need very little to make them happy.


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