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.


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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One Response to DIY Birthday Party

  1. kaye Fry says:

    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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