|my favourite photo|
|the other coloured M and Ms :) Such self-control!|
|who remembers these apricots from school days?|
|K is not sure what to do with Miss K who has a mind of her own|
|My K is the only child who packed cucumber and tomatoes in her party bag :)|
These kids all turned 6 so I had an opportunity to notice a few things:
- the kids mainly invited their own friends, not the kids of the mothers' friends
- they were all the same age (roughly) unless a sister or brother of the invited kid
- there was still a fair amount of family (cousins and so on)
The one party happened last weekend and that was a nice, small party with 6 girls from the class, the birthday girl, her little sister and another little cousin.
Lovely and intimate, and the mother could do very hands-on stuff with all the girls (so relaxing for me!). She even made them each an apron!
These are the parties I'm so looking forward to hosting for my kids. I, of course, don't mind having a boys' party and a girls' party if the numbers are smaller. A bit more civilised :)
(Cat, I always think of that mosaic party you did for A - perfect example!)
So when do you think the "friends" parties start happening?
I thought we could do one of those big parties with own friends and children of the mothers' friends for another year or two.
What do you think?
When did your kids start having just their own friends at their birthday parties?
(if you have birthday parties, of course)