When I was little, birthday parties meant cake and ice cream with a little pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. Maybe some stickers to play with and a goody bag at the door.
These days, that just wouldn't cut it. Inflatable gyms and indoor amusement parks are more the standard. And folks are getting creative out there.
Today's party was super cute and just perfect for a girly girl.
Can you guess?
It was held at a local beauty salon, and all the girls got facials, make-up, and nail painting.
Yes, you heard me correctly.
My 4-year-old had a facial today.
Has her mother ever had a facial?
I almost pushed her out of the chair and took her place. It seems logical that the one with the visible pores should be the one to get the facial, wouldn't you say?
It really was a sweet little party, and perfect for such a nice birthday girl. Isn't she cute?
Did I mention that it was a pajama party?
Is it okay to be jealous of a preschooler's hair?
Is this girl beautiful or what?
Here's Alex with one foot...
and now two feet...
Maybe I should have given PtB a little more credit when she thought of these.
Not sure what exactly they put in those whipped-cream topped strawberry sodas, but looks like someone had one too many, wouldn't you say?
All of the girls had so much fun.
The downside is that now Alex knows more of what the world of birthday parties holds, and she's going to be expecting something big come May.
Previously my party planning thoughts were as follows:
- How do I get away without throwing one?
- If I throw one, how do I time it so that I'm not expected to feed people?
- Is there a party out there in which the children are watched and the mom's get facials?
I've got 3 months to chew it over.