8/15/11

Lessons from Henrietta's 5th Birthday Party


Lesson One: 
Sparklers instead of candles when the cake is outdoors. 
Even the slightest wind blew out the candles. The stress! The disappointment! The relief!


Lesson Two: 
Adults get just as competitive as kids during musical chairs. Don't let her smile fool you.


Lesson Three: 
Pinatas work on so many levels and no party should be without one.


Lesson Four: 
Singing Happy Birthday To You and How Old Are You Now takes too long. 
Pick up the tempo and speed it along if you do both.
Or else you'll get a very bored child. 

Happy Birthday to our cousin Henrietta!!


13 comments:

  1. Perhaps Lesson 4 should be to sing the way your child is expecting you to sing. That sad look is not boredom but disappointment because she thought we weren't going to continue!

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  2. That cake is so unperfect yet perfect at the same time. Love it.

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  3. I agree, no party should be without a pinata! Happy birthday to your girl :)

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  4. brian: oooohh! that's what that face meant? hahaha

    jeannine: i adored the cake too

    amischmachedlife: thanks! i just did a post edit to clarify because it's our cousin Henrietta. i would claim her as mine if i could! she's delightful.

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  5. Don't let her smile fool you? hahaha It Almost did... Did Kelly win?
    Wish I could've been there for her first big party!

    p.s. how do i comment on here with just my name? I'm pretty much a comment virgin. (the name/url option i tried and it didn't go thru)

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  6. These are great lessons - thanks for sharing!! I cannot believe her face after the 2nd song - priceless!!!!! :)

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  7. aMy: I have to hit Post Comment like 3-4 times before it will go through with name/url. boooo

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  8. Lesson 5: A little bit of rain doesn't mean the end of an outdoor party. In fact, it can add to the charm.

    p.s. I know how to comment with just my name. I'm really good at all things tech. Now if I could just figure out the point of facebook . . .

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  9. Great b-day lessons:)I love pinatas but I am always afraid someone is going to get hit in the face with the bat...I like using ribbons with my pinatas. R makes themed pinatas for K&C's b-day parties.They are super cute & easy to make:)...Also, have you heard the Happy Birthday song with ChaChaCha's? It adds a fun kick to the song that kids love:) I'll sing it for your b-day in a few months:)lol I love the sparklers idea on outside b-day cakes:)Super Cute!:)
    ~Christine

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