Charlotte is four.
She loves her deedee more than anything on Earth. She loves spaghetti and meatballs and going to Dawn’s house. She loves B and riding scooters and bikes and wearing pretty dresses with accessories. She loves Disney Jr and cuddling in bed. Oh, we are so lucky to have Charlotte.
This weekend we combined both her party and Alice’s party with friends. It was such a good time!
It’s so hard to navigate the party thing when you have so many kids. I mean, it’s hard no matter how many kids you have…but harder when you have many. Here’s why: there are, what, 20 kids to each class (approximately)? If we invited all the kids from each class, that’s 40 kids. Add in friends that don’t go to school with us (about 5 each) and you’re up to 50 kids. Plus the siblings that come. And parents. That is just way too many people for any space! So I let the kids each choose 6 kids to invite then our family friend kids…and that just about maxes us out. And I feel so badly each time for our friends who weren’t invited, but I know that we have the best friends who understand…we love you even though you weren’t there!!
The current obsession in our home? Stampy Cat. Sometimes, you like your kids so much that you decide that they definitely don’t have the party sense you have (which is on point, I must say) and if they want to have a damn Stampy Cat party, they can have it.
Stampy Cat is a Minecraft character run by this British guy. I’m sure he’s a millionaire. He literally just records himself playing Minecraft and has a YouTube channel and millions of kids are obsessed with his character and his friends. I mean, there’s Stampy, Squaishy, Lee Bear, Amy Lee, Rosie, Duncan the dog, Mittens, so many. And Alice is in love with Stampy. So a Stampy-themed party it was.
We had it at As You Like it Cakes and each child got a cupcake to decorate.
There were some definite masterpieces.
We played pin the cake on Stampy (he eats cake for breakfast every morning) and opened gifts from our incredibly generous friends. We really are quite lucky.
After the party we went home and had a pretty wonderful afternoon playing with our friends.
Don’t we have the most beautiful friends who happen to be neighbors? We love them.
After a quick rest and a dinner of Fazzari’s pizza and pasta, we had even more friends and family over for dessert. These girls are both loved and spoiled. Cowboy hats and boots and Jasmine costumes and Doc Mobiles and clothes (mine craft!!!) and toys and gift cards. Ah, so much wonderful stuff.