Saturday, February 21, 2009

Birthday Planning Craziness

Why is planning for a 4 year old's birthday party so crazy? Monday is William's 4th birthday so tomorrow is his party. I started the day running around to the Stop & Shop and Walmart to get last minute things. Then I came home and started baking 3 dozen Wookie Cookies. Yes, we're having a Star Wars themed party - he is obsessed with it. I then proceeded to overcook (burn) the special gluten-free brownies I was making. I don't even know how I did it, but they are completely stuck to the pan. The only other gluten-free dessert that I have in my pantry to make is Jell-O, so I will probably be making that shortly.

Sadly, I've done a lousy job at being green for this party. We're renting a hall, so I have to use disposable plates, cups, utensils, etc. and I wasted money on silly party favors. I'm making a pledge right now to be less wasteful for Luke's & Josh's birthday in May. For starters it will be at our house, so it will save us money and I can cut back on disposables. I'm also going to design a very nice invitation that I can email to guests. Then I need to find a useful favor, maybe little plants that the kids can put in their yards/gardens. At least I have 3 months to think about it, but first I need to survive this party tomorrow.

I hope everyone else is having a more relaxing weekend! Thanks for letting me share my "deep" thoughts with you. lol.


  1. In order to survive a kid's party you sometimes have to make sacrifices, like not being as green as you'ld like to be...

    You know what's green and kids like a lot: get an old white sheet, throw it across the table and tell the kids they can decorate it! It doesn't cost much, and it's really special to kids to be allowed to draw on the table!

    Good luck with the party!

  2. Oh I love that sheet idea! I wil keep it in mind for out twins' birthday. Thanks!


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