Recently my granddaughter turned 5, an eagerly awaited event. Zara has been waiting to be five since a few weeks after she turned 4. Kids are so happy to turn a year older, it's just one of the many reasons why children's birthday parties are the best.
Zara invited her whole class, she brought the invitations to school and one was placed in each child's backpack. Only about half of the parents rsvp'ed so she had about half the class there. She wanted to include everyone and enjoyed everyone who came.
She didn't snub anyone nor did she fret if they didn't come. Her celebration was open to all who wanted to come including us, her nanny, her nanny's siblings and some parents who came with their offspring. This attitude is another reason why children's birthday parties are the best.
She was excited about turning a new age and having fun. Her mom chose a wonderful theme, the movie Coco and had the invitations, party favors and food match. She and all of her family dressed in Day of the Dead t-shirts or leggings.
Zara loved that but she wouldn't have minded if someone didn't want to go along with the them. Everyone got to select snacks and drinks to accompany the film and she was happy with whatever you chose.
She loved all her presents and passed out Coco books to all her guests as they left. She thanked them for coming and had presigned the Thank you notes her Mother had written as the gifts were opened. They matched the Coco theme of the invitations and were slipped inside the books. (I was pretty impressed that my Emily had concocted this ingenious plan.)
She was sincere in her thanks, she had appreciated that people came to have fun with her. I wish all parties were like this, an open minded hostess letting everyone make their own choices. Plus, those cookies were unbelievably good!
When she got home she wanted to have some cake, relax and play with her new Barbie Dream House.
Who can't relate to that?
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