The family rule around here is that you get to have a birthday party with friends when you turn five, eight and twelve. So this year Simon was up. I actually tried to talk him out of it and offered other fun activities as an alternative but he really wanted to invite his friends from school, so party we did. It had a loose Star Wars theme, but I'm not a Pinterest party mom so we just had a few Star Wars related plates and coloring pages.
We started off with pizza and chicken nuggets for lunch, and then moved to the living room to play minute-to-win-it games. The games were hilarious. The kids were such a fun mix of competitive and couldn't-care-less, uninhibited and introverted, and rule-followers and cheaters.
The party was pretty crazy, but is there a children's birthday party that isn't? I think the kids had a good time, Simon especially, and that's a win.
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