Its always bittersweet when my daughter has a birthday. I am so happy to see her being excited and anticipating the day and party, but at the same time I can’t help but want to hold time still and possibly even have powers to rewind back.
I know all parents say this, but 5 years has gone by way too fast. I still think back to the day she was born, crawling, first steps, pacifier and cloth days, diapers, and first words. Then I think of all her birthdays and how it has been unfair that it has been gone to fast.
This years theme was after the movie Brave from Disney. We gave away tons and tons of candy of course to all her cousins and friends. For food we cooked BBQ chicken breast, mac & cheese, BBQ beans, hot dogs, BBQ chicken legs & wings, and lots of bread rolls.
Kids all had fun since we sugared them all up and gave away tons of bows and arrows we picked up on Amazon. They were novelty items, and were not meant for long term play. For a pack of 10 bows & (3) arrows per bow was $8.99. Relatively cheap to keep 30 kids occupied.
We also laid out a crafts rug where we had tons of markers, cut outs, felt, soft letter shapes, and more for kids to create and make art. Next to that was a Lego table that had hundreds of pieces from my own personal childhood and we left them for kids to build but not take home. Sorry.
Overall the party was amazing. My daughter had a great time and the presents were all so thoughtful. I have already noticed a change in her since she has turned 5 and to me it makes me proud and sad. I guess I’ll have to hold on to what I can before she really grows up.