I went to wrap Speedracer’s birthday presents on Saturday and it turns out that we didn’t have any more tape.
So I headed to my gift bag stash.
And we didn’t have any gift bags big enough for a couple of his presents.
So great, what now?
When all else fails, use ribbon. That’s my new motto.
A few glue dots and some ribbon and we were good to go.
He asked for a green ice cream cake. It wasn’t the most creative cake I’ve come up with, but it fit the request. You just make a filling of whip cream, chopped-up Oreo cookies, hot fudge, and pudding mix and spread it between layers of ice cream sandwiches. Then you frost the whole thing with whip cream and freeze it for several hours. Tastes yummy.
His special birthday dinner was…drumroll please…peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chips! It was one of the easiest birthday dinners I’ve done yet!
It was a good evening with family. They got to play with his new toys and they’ve been galloping around the house on their stick-transports every moment they’ve been home. (Boy, I’m tired of that roaring dragon head already.)
We also continued our home revamp this weekend. We scrubbed the kitchen from top to bottom, and then stacked the boys bunk beds. They’ve been having a blast playing that the bottom bunk in the inside of a covered wagon and they have to peek out around the corner to shoot the bad guys. I’ll have more pictures of how our 3-room upstairs re-fresh project is coming along tomorrow.
But I have a question for you–how do you do birthday parties? I keep going back and forth about not over-doing it, or under-acknowledging it. I don’t think we’ve quite hit on what works best for us, yet–as a family tradition or as part of our household budget. I’d love to hear how you make it work.