Children's birthday parties are the best

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.

24296489_10155915521701565_804260630815312839_nZara 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. 24232057_10155915521921565_3493516115362164875_n

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 24131539_10155915522161565_8948834178435734835_ndidn'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.

The same held true for the after the movie dinner. She didn't mind if you had a food allergy, didn't eat yours or ate up the extras. She just wanted to have fun, act silly and run around with you.coco

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 24173191_10155915643926565_2636900567317280960_opeople 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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