10 Jan Corban turns 5!
We mostly do family birthday celebrations, but for a select few birthdays, we’ve chosen to celebrate with friends. Age 5 is one of those birthdays. Which I don’t even know why I mention it because there’s no way I have a five-year-old. At least, I didn’t. And then, boom, I did. Cray cray.
For this party, Corban chose his theme (Legos) and his friends (other 4- and 5-year-olds…along with their younger siblings). It was going to work out best for us to do it on a weekday morning (giving up a Saturday morning is really giving up a whole Saturday and right before Thanksgiving/holidays, Saturdays are just so precious!). So I asked my neighbor (and sister) Dora if she’d be willing to help. Help, did she ever! We spent a couple hours cutting out construction paper Legos ahead of time, and then the day of, she transitioned the table from coloring to lunching to caking and made the party smoooooooth. I could NOT have pulled this off without her help. So, Dora? Thank you is insufficient, but…thank you!
James drew us some icons to indicate what was coming next during the party. Here’s the rundown: give a blank Lego head a face and your name, color a Lego coloring page, build a Lego minifigure to take home, pin the head on the Lego man, hit balloons with your Lego head paddle, EAT, sing Happy Birthday and eat cake, Lego-filled spoon race, Lego Lego Who’s Got the Lego, and goooooodbye! It was soooo fun (for me!) to host a party for kids filled with tons of games. The teacher in me was satisfied for almost a week.
These kids ROCKED. They were respectful, kind, patient, thankful.
We had a dozen little friends (and more of the littler variety) plus
moms and a couple lunchtime dads. I was a wee bit tired by the end;)