Yes, I am in a state of panic. Eldest’s Sweet Sixteen birthday is coming up, and she wants a party, but her lazy gene decided to act up, and we haven’t done any planning!! Ok, that’s not entirely true. I have made plans, but she has neither approved or disapproved of them. She sort of likes the cake design….. she sort of likes the menu…. she sort of likes everything.
She just can’t decide on the incidentals.
She did decide on a theme, though. We are going to have a Paint Party! I will have a canvas tarp set up outside on the fence, and her friends will be able to paint or write anything they like (as long as it passes muster with me).
Of course, that means no dressing up, which every parent considers a total win. It also means they will leave through the side gate, and not through the house. One thing I am not sure about is whether or not to have party favors. It’s a tradition in Puerto Rico to do so at every type of party. I even gave favors at my wedding. But kids might consider that uncool, or something. If anyone has suggestions, let me know 😉
So, this weekend will be spent planning and screaming, and hopefully it will get done!!
July 9th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
It is every parents’ duty to embarrass their children, especially at that age! I say go forth with the party favors and make them something cutesy and frilly…and the more juvenile the better!
July 9th, 2011 at 9:28 AM
LOL!!! You are sooooo not helping, Rob 😛
July 9th, 2011 at 11:02 AM
Some traditions NEED to be maintained. I have no suggestions, but I would definitely go with the party favors…have fun!
July 9th, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Plastic champagne or martini glasses filled with the shiny paper grass, some non melting candies or blingy costume jewelry and a $5 iTunes gift card.
July 9th, 2011 at 1:42 PM
She likes your idea, Nicole!!
July 9th, 2011 at 9:15 PM
like like, or sorta like? 😉
July 10th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
omigod…. it’s “sorta” and now she isn’t sure of the date….