Both our girls are quite gregarious, and have lots of friends in their class and outwith school. But our kitchen table has only 6 chairs, so parties at home are limited in size. I feel it makes for a more enjoyable occasion, as no-one tends to feel left out when there are only a small group of friends to entertain. And the girls have certainly never complained, they enjoy the attention too.
In this case, Mini-2 had a group of friends who all lived very near one another and we'd arranged that L was going to come to our house one day after school to play. But of course, as young kids do, they chatted about it and then G, E, A and K wanted to come too. Uh, ok sure I said, then racked my brain as to the least stressful way to do that for her...
As her birthday was only a week or so after the planned playdate, we decided to call it an early birthday party and have cake and cupcakes and fun!
Mini-2 chose caramel as her cake flavour, and these super cute picks and cardboard wraps for the table decorations.
We ended up with a 6" cake and a dozen or more cupcakes, so the girls took them home as party favours.
The food boxes match the napkins and cupcake wraps - cute huh?
Happy early birthday sweet girl.