DIY Birthday Party

We struggled with how to officially celebrate Ruby’s birthday this year. It seems that every weekend one of the kids is invited to a party at a venue that specializes in such a thing. There’s a lot to be said for that option: virtually no prep, entertaining is somebody else’s job, and no clean up. But we opted for the DIY route this time. And we’re glad we did. Kristine and I made a deal: She’d buy Twister, Hot Potato and Pin-the-horn-on-the-unicorn; and I’d play birthday emcee (I made the kids call me Fryman). It worked out great, although I kept having to be reminded that it was probably better not to focus on each child’s win-loss record during the games. The party was a big success. Everybody had a great time, and we have a sense of accomplishment that we might not have had otherwise. Not sure who is going to clean up the mess, though.


One thought on “DIY Birthday Party

  1. kaye Fry

    I agree that the best early Chriatmas present is truly a most prescious “Gem” and Ruby is her name. Again Happy # 5 Ruby. You looked like a Princess at you birthday party. Grumpa and I are counting the days untill we see you at Lopez. 11 and counting!
    Hugs Grams

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