I have a tendency to go a bit nuts when it comes to birthday parties, especially for my kid. This year, Jackson’s birthday falls the day before Katlyn’s wedding. That’s a lot of celebrating all at once, so we moved his celebration up a few weeks to keep things a bit more sane.
Also this year I promised, I pinky swore really, that I would scale things back. That almost happened.
I gave Jackson three party options I was willing to throw. He chose a sleep over. So we invited a few boys to spend the night at Camp Case for his 7th birthday. It was a bit nuts.
It didn’t really seem fair to inflict wild boys on grandparents, so we invited them to lunch the following day. Since it was a whole different group, that meant a different theme, food and decorations.
See, we totally scaled back this year. Instead of one enormous party, we had two small ones. It sorta worked.
I can’t help myself. I just really love parties with themes.