During the awful, never-ending winter, I keep my eyes on the first week of April and our planned vacation. We were promised warmth and a much needed break. But as excited as I was, I was also dreading the craziness that April would bring.
My philosophy on birthday parties for the kids is simple – a big party on their first birthday. Small family gatherings over the next few years followed by “friend” parties starting at age 5. The boys’ birthday fell on Easter this year which made party planning a challenge. We ended up having their party a full week before their birthday on a Sunday afternoon – the day after Scott and I returned home from vacation. We arrived home after dinner on Saturday, spent Sunday running around taking care of final preparations, taking the boys for haircuts, and finally their party. Monday was my first day back at work and I had to make the minion cupcakes for school because Tuesday was their last full day before Easter break. It was a crazy first week back at home.
We had their party at a local play center with a bounce house, ball pit, things to climb, space to run and all around full entertainment for the kids. They were wild and happy for two hours and it was an easy birthday party because everyone was contained and I didn’t have to do anything once we were there. My friend Mindy made the adorable and delicious minion cakes!
Easter Sunday morning started with birthday cupcakes.
Later there were presents.
And then we spent the afternoon at Nana and Papa’s house playing and having more birthday and Easter fun.
You will never guess who decorated the cake.
The Easter festivities wrapped throughout the birthday celebrations and the kids took part in 4 different Easter egg hunts as well. It was a month of fun from start to finish.