Daniel turned six on Tuesday. For the first time ever, we decided to throw him a real, actual birthday party with lots of kids and cake and all. I can't possibly host something like this at our house, so we went all out and rented one of those party-chain-gym places. They run the party and provide service ware, drinks, and clean up, so supposedly we're paying all this money to make things easier on us, but I tell you what, I've been busy all day making chocolate cupcakes and mini-pizzas and stuffing bags of party favors. Here are a few of them:
Daniel insisted that we not use bags that will just "get thrown away," which certainly appeals to the strong environmentalist in me, but it made for some extra work. Not that these bags are in any way complicated or elaborate, mind you. I just cut up some flour sack tea towels leftover from another project and sewed them into drawstring bags approximately 5"x7", and then stenciled the stars on with fabric paint. Daniel chose the colors for the stars and helped stuff the bags with things like pencils, tiny notepads, fruit leather and chocolate candies.
The party starts in about an hour, which gives me just enough time to sit down, take a few deep breaths, and figure out the best way to keep 18 mini-pizzas (probably twice as many as we need) warm until it's time to eat them.