So every year I have always had total control of my daughter’s birthday parties. Well, this year, I had my first power struggle with a soon-to-be 5 year old. She had her own ideas of what she wanted for her birthday party. For the past four years I have done it my way and now my daughter is voicing her opinion, no, her demands -shed tear, my daughter is growing up
She wanted a clown which is what I did for my son’s M&M birthday party. Well, I wanted to do something different, something she had not had or seen before. Her second suggestion was to have a DJ, again something we had already done for her dancing princess party when she turned 4. I wanted to do a bubbles party. She loves bubbles and so does my then 16 month old. I thought she would love the idea. Nope, she said, “maybe when I turn 6 you can do that mommy.” Well, I wasn’t going to back down. I really wanted to surprise her at the party with the entertainer but she left me with no choice. I had to show her the video on the entertainer’s website for her to be excited about having a bubbles party. GA Bubbleman was the man to who came and did an excellent job entertaining and showing the kids how to blow all kinds and sizes of bubbles.
Once I got her excited about the theme, now I would have to negotiate her color scheme.I really wanted to do a pink and green color scheme, but she had other ideas. She wanted , blue, purple, hot pink and lavender. It reminded me a lot of Ariel’s colors from Disney. So, I thought if I just showed her without asking her, she would go for it. How does the phrase go? Its better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission? Well, It’s kind of like that.
So I showed her the invitation ans she loved it. Yay!! So we were good with the colors.
I incorporated the bubbles concept on the invitation as well as throughout all the pieces of stationery used. I created water bottle labels, cupcake toppers, candy labels, for the favors for the adults, and the goody bags themselves. Lots of work,but a whole bunch of fun!!!