Birthdays are a big deal! I've been told, I tend to go a bit overboard.
I tell myself every year, "This is it. Next year I'm only serving cake and ice cream." But then I get an idea and I just can't help myself.It doesn't take much to tickle my party bone, whether it's a treasure map invitation, a lady bug cake, a carnival game, or the opportunity to rent a dunk tank. All it takes is one idea to spread like wild fire.
Themed parties are my forte. I'm not referring to the store bought prepackaged themes. Those themes are for amateurs. I'm a professional do-it yourselfer. My parties involve buckets of paint, props, and tricking random family members into volunteering their services.
"Mom, what kind of party am I having this year?" Rio asked the day after Amaya's birthday.
"Let me think about it..." I told him.
Later that night Rio sat in astonishment as we attended a Medieval Times dinner show. The five dollar flags we purchased as souvenirs weren't enough.
"Mom the small wooden sword is only twenty dollars," Rio pleaded.
"Only...twenty dollars? I can make you that sword for one dollar," I stated the obvious.
His face dropped, he was clearly disappointed. The swords were super cool, I couldn't blame him.
"How about I make them for your party," I proposed. "Then everyone who comes can get one."
"Okay! But I'm the King!" Rio declared.
This will be the last party, I swear! ?