The kids know that after Christmas is over, it's time to start thinking about birthdays. Their birthdays are months away, but because mommy usually makes a lot of the party stuff, preparation starts early.
This year, I thought I'd get off easy with V. She's recently become infatuated with Hello Kitty, and when I saw some cute Hello Kitty party stuff at Target, I figured I was off the hook.
When I showed it to her, she sternly said "I don't want a Kitty party. I want a PINK PRINCESS party!" I revisited the topic a couple of days later, and she told me the same thing.
So um, here I am, starting on the pink princess party...
I decided against a Disney type theme, and I think I'm going to go the usual DIY route.
Here's my first contribution, tiny little goody bags.
I'm thinking I'm going to come up with a crown and a wand for the kids, and fill these little bags with candy jewelry or something. I sort of hate filling up a big 'ol bag full of plastic trinkets the kids aren't going to play with anyway, and I thought these might solve the issue, in that they're too small to hold much junk. They're also reusable, as opposed to the plastic goody bags you buy.
They're crocheted of cotton yarn.
Also on the agenda, a DIY Mario party, which L has been talking about since shortly after his last birthday.