Sunday, January 13, 2008

6th Birthday Parties, At Last

After spending her 6th birthday sick and being pricked for blood tests in the hospital, MC finally got to enjoy her birthday party; almost a month after, last Jan. 7. She got the customary birthday crown from kindergarten and the birthday card. And she got to pick her gift. If the scheduled birthday party was followed, her Papa would have cooked spaghetti for them in kindergarten. This time, she chose pizza; so I decided to bring pizza which would be then baked by her teachers in kindergarten. I told her not to forget to invite IC over. She did not.We celebrated her MC's birthday party with her friends at home last 11 January. I baked mini muffins using praline capsules, and combined them with some cookies, chips, pralines and sweets. Their fingerfood! I noticed they love muffins but cant finish the normal size; but with the mini muffins... oh well, they wanted more!
MC's birthday table is composed of Arielle articles. I used her kindergarten crown as the centerpiece and some confettis; the buttefly-shaped papers I used as name holders. And the Barbie surprise eggs to catch their attention.
A part of our birthday ritual, we always have balloons around the fence and inside the house to announce that someone special is having a party!
The first activity for the day was the beads! The girls got busy creatings their necklaces, their bracelets, etc. while waiting for the other girls.
And this time, MC is waiting to get and open her gifts. We used the game 'turn the bottle' for each kids to take turn in giving their gifts to MC.
Well, I wanted to have the Philippine-version of pinata, using a clay pot; but I couldnt find the right clay pot; so with the help of MC and IC, we fashioned a box and wrapped it in a big wide red ribbon. The birthday girl approved, so it's okay. She's the first one to hit it. And the other girls, who were not really aware of what a pinata was, were too excited, too. In the end, I had to help them. We dont want to stand for a long time in the cold. The day was windy and freezing cold!

And then it rained sweets and confettis!
Pinata was too tiring, they wanted to relax in front of the tv while waiting for the spaghetti.
Guten appetit! As usual, some kids ate so little; some stayed on the table for a long time. But the thing was, they all enjoyed the party and our birthday girl had fun!
Whew! Finally, MC's birthday parties are now over. But wait, we still havent celebrated with the immediate family...

10 comments:

Christianne said...

Nice celebration, never mind that it's one month late :) can't wait for Annika to be old enough to hosts parties like this!

lady cess said...

oh wow! looks fun-filled! belated happy birthday to MC!

ScroochChronicles said...

That looked like fun!!

Belated Happy Birthday to MC!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

you know, i missed this too...

noon k-garten n grundschule pa sila sascha n kim....hectic n chaos talaga ang labas....pero, enjoyed naman.

hindi ko yon nakalimutan, ngayon wla na, sila na lang, going outside, kino or any gusto nila with their bestfriends.....

thanks for sharing......

lovelyn said...

Good for you, you're done. My son is having his 6th birthday on Sunday here at home and Monday at school. Hay, sakit na naman likod sa kaluluto.

Buti pa dyan dami bata. Here, almost all the kids we invited are sick. Influenza is all over the place.

raqgold said...

christianne - be prepared for the traditions in sweden in celebrating a birthday party for kids. or better yet, mas ok if annika got invited to one first so you would know how they do it, tapos you can simply add what you wanted. exciting nga yan :D

lady cess - funfilled and a bit stres-filled din, hehe but the main thing is, the kids had fun!

cookie - that was fun and hectic. creating activities for kids who have different interests, hay!

lovelyn - wow, good luck. what would you cook? we just got lucky that every kids we invited were able to come. minsan ganyan din e, sabay sabay na may sakit.

haze said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your little Angel MC ! I can imagine how happy she was to celebrate it with family and friends :D ! Great job RAGGOLD, it nice to really make something simple and yet special for our children !

raqgold said...

haze - as long as the kids are happy, happy na rin ang parents. simple pleasures lang naman di ba :D

KK aka Tina said...

Happy 6th Birthday to your MC! She looks very pretty in her colorful dress :) .
No clay pot from the garden? The goodies looks so yummy!

raqgold said...

KK, actually, the papa doesnt approve of using clay pots, hehe. better safe daw :D