Apparently, I was wrong.
So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that neither of my children has ever opted for a Chuck E. Cheese type birthday party. They want all of their parties at home, and so begins the 2012 installment of Mardi-Gras birthday week.
Today was Kooka 10th birthday party - "blinged out birthday party" to be precise. Each girl got a "diamond" studded invitation, and we spent the day, attaching neon hair extentions, "blinging out" little purses and journals, swimming, fondue-dipping, hot-tubbing, and eating what may possibly be the most delicious homemade cake I have ever made. (Which is saying something because I'm up to about 30). It's a long story, but somehow our two and a half hour birthday ran from noon until 8:30 pm. We were all exhausted - especially Yoda, who was passed around like a human cabbage patch doll for most of the day.
On Thursday, Punk's friends will descend on the house for his first teenage sleepover - complete with movies, nerf guns, dominos pizza and more hot-tubbing. Later in the week, he'll also have a family dinner (he's already chosen KFC extra crispy along with fried PB&J sandwiches).
After that we'll take a little break from cake-making and streamers and thank-you notes . . . until the end of July, when Yoda, Gram and Rico start another week and a half of Mardi-Gras birthdays. (Though Rico's present has already been delivered - and used).
|Sister smooches for the special day!|
|Kooka's blinged out swag.|
|It took her FOUR tries. Apparently she has a lot of boyfriends.|