Wordful Wednesday-Birthday Party Director

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At the rate I’m going, I calculate that by the time I’m 50 I’ll be one of the biggest grinches in the state of California.  I was hoping that the twins wouldn’t notice if I didn’t throw them a birthday party and it would slip by un-noticed, but Jeff pointed out that throwing birthday parties for one’s children is not only fun for most parents, it’s good for the child’s self esteem, too.

So, we collectively decided that a Science Themed Birthday Party would be a fun way to usher in the twins 7th year of life.  And it was, but boy-oh-boy it was a lot of work.  One of the perks was that for one moment in time I had the attention of 23 children.  I can’t remember the last time that happened, and it was a beautiful moment.

I can’t wait to share the birthday party with you.  We had experiments and food and cool decorations.  Most of all though, we had fun.  All the elements of a great party, right?

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  • Cutest picture ever of the unexpected from Multiple Mama.
  • I just love seeing pictures taken from the sky.  These ones by Stacy Uncorked of High Flyin’ Fun are great.
  • The Real JZ captured what kids will do for food perfectly!
  • This Christmas Card photo of Marlie and Me reminded me it’s time to take mine!  It’s gorgeous.


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    I bet they loved it!

    I don’t do birthday parties anymore. I stopped along time ago. We usually let my son pick a couple friends and then take them to do something fun. This year we spent my son’s at Disney World and are taking our daughter to Great Wolf Lodge for her’s (her birthday is Friday).

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    I get it….ELEMENTS! Haha. I stopped doing birthday parties rather early for my children, because I got sick of doing all that work, then having to deal with disappointed kids when only one or two people would show up. But we’ve been pretty successful with sleepovers with pizza and movies, so it all worked out 🙂

    Looks like your twins had an amazing B-day!

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    I’m so impressed! you look like you are conducting a orchestra of captive kids, LOL
    A science-themed bday part sounds so cool. can’t wait for details!

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    Call me lazy but I’ve entirely given up on throwing birthday parties at my house. I stink at it and hate it all at the same time. You’re like a pro though. Maybe you should come to my house & hook #3 up w/a 5th birthday party next month!

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    Science theme sounds like a great idea! I bet the kids had a blast with all the hands on stuff. I have a 3rd birthday party to throw next week and still don’t actually know what I’m going to do … I’m a big believer that I work better under pressure 🙂

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