Princess turned 5 years old on Thursday. My kids’ birthdays freak me out a little because as much as I love any excuse to throw a party, it is very bittersweet to see them growing up so fast.
Her party won’t be held for a few more weeks, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a fun day. It started with breakfast in bed, an inspired idea courtesy of my friend Jen. Princess is one of those kids who never wants to wake up and would probably stay in bed all day if we let her, so she was in heaven. The look on her face when we walked in with that tray was priceless.
This was also her first year having her birthday at school. She was SO excited to be able to share treats with her class, and her teacher, Ms. Cummings, did a great job of making her feel special all day long.
For dinner, we told her she could choose any restaurant she wanted, and we couldn’t help but laugh when she picked Hooters of all places. (Just an FYI–Kids eat free until 4pm on Saturdays at Hooters, making it one of our favorite family weekend treats!) They actually did an amazing job, bringing balloons to the table, & making her feel like a star.
My dear friend Brittany, who you may remember from this awesome guest post on how to make homemade jam, posted on her blog a 5th birthday “interview” with her son Sam, who is 6 days older than Princess. I thought it was such a fabulous idea that I decided to copy it! Here are the highlights:
Toy: Dress up
Restaurant: The Crab House because it has candy machines
Holiday: Valentine’s Day because we get hearts
All in all, it was a very fun day, and according to Princess “the best birthday ever!” (Exactly what a mom wants to hear!)
P.S. That adorable flower headband was a gift from Samantha Kale, a super sweet (& talented) reader who has her own amazing Etsy shop of hair accessories called Audry & Ulric. SUCH cute stuff! And better yet, she has offered one lucky reader a chance to win a $40 gift certificate + FREE shipping to her shop!
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