I'm pretty sure that if you are reading this blog then you are like me and get caught up in every last detail of a party. Whether it's a dinner party, baby shower, wedding, kid's party...no matter - you plan weeks (months) in advance and drive yourself to the brink of insanity for each event.
Well, I never thought I'd say this but sometimes it's nice to take the easy way out. Especially when it comes to birthdays for little ones. Seriously, do they know the difference between printed plates from The Dollar Tree and ones you searched high and low to find? Do they know the difference between a favor provided by the venue and one you spent hours hot gluing and embellishing? Let's face it, dolls, until the kids reach a certain age, we are doing the parties for ourselves and for the other parents to ooooh and aaaaah over. You know I'm right. ; )
Because we were also doing my best friend's 40th Birthday Party/Night Out in Dallas this weekend, we opted to NOT drive ourselves insane with her daughter's 2nd Birthday party that same morning. We had the party at a local pet store and brought in some goods from The Dollar Tree, some snacks for the adults and kids, and my friend splurged for CUTEST CUPCAKES EVER from Meringue Bakery.
Result: The kids had a great time. I call that a success!
The kids got to play with several different animals and learn a little about each. I have to admit, when the puppies were brought out for the grand finale some of the adults were done for as well. (Yours truly included.)
Check with your local pet stores to see if they offer this type of party. It's fun, easy and someone else gets to clean up the mess, both human and animal in this case. That's what I call a fun party!
Super cute birthday girl courtesy of my best friend and her husband.