Finally, I had a baby boy and started making his birthdays a big deal on his first one and then his second through his fifth just got better and better… Yet, I learned that I probably could have held off till the 4th or 5th birthday before having the big kid bashes – so my daughter won’t be as lucky and she will have to wait till her fourth before I start the parties for her.
I am in the beginning stages of planning my son’s 6th birthday. Last year is was a Spiderman themed party and a big hit with him!!! You can see more of the Spidey B-day at:
The big downfall of the party is having it at my house. I would much rather have it somewhere else. Last year God was on my side and kept the weather nice so that I would not have to have 20 plus screaming kids & their parents running around my house… This year I am worried about numbers again. It will probably be more than 20 kids if I invite his new Kindergarten class boys plus some of his old friends. I don’t want to leave anyone out. Then on top of that you have siblings that you feel you need to invite. I have a problem with guests lists, mine are always too long. So I am still trying to decide what to do about the guest list. I am leaning towards inviting the 15 boys in his class, plus the 15 other friends and doing some heavy praying that it does not rain. I’ll let you know what I decide.
One of the first things I do when I start planning the party: look for ideas on line… here are some good sites I have found.
Birthday Party Video
Smart Mama – Check out the decor and the cake!!
Check out the Yoda Cake – Directions how to make it included
More Links to Look at For Ideas
I hope to post more as I plan and I will put together a page about the party on Teaching Heart in September…