Re: Birthday Party Activities
posted at 10/15/2012 11:09 PM EDT
We just had the party on Saturday. I have to admit, after a receiving invitations to event type parties, I was feeling a little insecure about my homestyle plans, but it was a big success!
The streamers made everything feel festive, and it's amazing how much fun kids can have with a room full of balloons. They came up with all sorts of silly games.
The name penants really brought color into the rooms, and a few parents said they would be hanging them up at home, which was nice.
The dance party really rocked, thanks to the energy and spirit of little kids, they just moved with the music, it was so cute.
And the goodie bags with crayons and drawing paper were a hit, the kids were even doodling during the party.
And finally, the cake - It was AWESOME! Baking it seemed kind of crazy, because the colors were so un-foodlike. And we couldn't tell if we had achieved the right result until we actually cut the cake at the party. I'm happy to say, it was total rainbow heaven, and the crowd really went crazy when we served the first slice. I'd highly recommend it if you know a kid, or a grown up that might like it, or you just want to spice up a boring office party. It wasn't actually that hard to make. I'm not much of a cook, so we used box cake and frosting with gel food coloring (gel, not regular food coloring, for the most vivid colors)
The only awkward moment was when my son decided that singing Happy Birthday was scary (?), so we celebrated with a rousing rendition of The Wheels on the Bus instead. Silly Kid.
I'm glad that a simple party at home, with good friends to make it fun, is still a great way to go.