It’s under a month until Isabelle (10 June) and Georgia’s birthday (20 June) and I have done nothing in preparation.
I have drawn up lists and fretted, and phone a few places, but following that, nada.
The result is no birthday party at this stage, or plans or lists I can tick off.
Birthday parties make me all kind of stressed, and the last kid’s one we did was Connor’s. Kennith agreed to do the organising of the party as I really did not think I could handle another birthday party.
The result was a fishing party that did not occur due to rain and wind, and the final result was 8 boys trapped inside our house. But Kennith bravely took this lot on and turned it into a Wii competition and various other things, and kept the boys entertained. At the first glimpse of sun, he had them outside and the boys swam.
Kennith did make a party 101 error and planned the party from about 09h00 through to about 15h00 which is about 5 hours too long for any party, but we survived. I fled to my room several times as I thought I was going to go a bit off my rocker, but Kennith held the ropes and the party worked. And I was so thankful he did all the party organising and co-ordination, as it took a huge load off me.
But that was in December. It is now end of May.
So back to my problem, I have no party, and no plans. I really need to get my shit together and do something.
Like today, or the girls will not be having a party, and then they will use this a reason to make psychiatrist appointment and moan about their Mommy!!
An additional problem is that June is generally rainy so it has to be inside. Inside+screaming kids=not a good time.
I was also a bit crushed to find out that Crazy Chameleon no longer operates in Cape Town. So that got crossed off my list of people to use. As we speak I am going over Child Magazine, their party edition with a fine tooth combed, and hoping that something jumps out at me!!! Soon.
Anyone got any party suggestions – that is geared for a 3 year old and a 7 year old and includes Smurfs??