Evie is FOUR!
Evie gets to choose the theme of her birthday parties, and this year’s was the best. She chose to have a Scissors Party, but I couldn’t come up with enough activities that wouldn’t keep me in a complete panic, so her second idea was a Mommies & Babies party -and how perfect was that?
Evie decided on inviting three friends, so with a party that small, I could do something more special, and not spend money on party decorations. Instead, she gave her friends a personalized baby carrier so they could carry their babies around during the party.
The girls started with a little tea party of pudding in tea cups, juice, crustless pb&j, strawberries and candies. They “fed” their babies until they were all full. Next, the girls chose hard-bodied babies to bathe. I had two plastic tupperware filled with soapy water and provided washcloths, soap and dry towels. Evie said washing the babies was their favorite part. It was amazing how intense the girls were about all things they “had to do” for their babies. They didn’t need any help at all. Next, I had clothes, diapers and wipes out for them to use and they dressed their babies. After a stroller parade, the girls found quiet corners and blankets to sing their babies to sleep and lay them down for a nap. Presents and Evie’s favorite Strawberry cake were next and before we knew it, the party was over!
I highly recommend this party theme for this age group. The girls loved playing pretend and having these sensory experiences that they have always observed from grownups, but have rarely been a part of. They loved it and Evie kept saying over and over, “I loved my party! That was so fun!”
Pictures aren’t the greatest… you know that saying about the shoemaker’s children… I was busy watching them.