This once tiny boy is 5. We had a very full week with new work and preparations for a celebration. For sanity's sake ( yes, she flew over the house for a moment last week) I did NOT do the crown, the hobo lunches, the t shirt or a extravagant cake. Without intending on having a theme it turned into a circle party.
Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, I was told that is what kids have at their birthdays, not cakes. I did make hobo gift bags filled with dollar store gifts. They were simple and fun, a simple place mat construction with loops on 3 sides and a long rope on the 4th. Polka-dots were on the outsides of all, in case they take them to ride the rails.
We made pizza's, ate a ton of veggie sticks and cantaloupe. The kids ran wild & the adults drank too much coffee, it was a nice party for a Saturday afternoon. To finish off the birthday weekend we all went to 'Strega Nona the Musical' today, a favorite book.
When I get a moment to reflect on it all I am astounded at this past 5 years, I can't even fathom what is next.