The party was planned a couple of months ago, it involved me going to the pool and paying a deposit.
I then got some invites off the shelf and hand wrote all of the details on all of them. I had to be pretty organised because if your child has a January party and you don't know any of the children in the class then you have no way of inviting the guests (learnt that the hard way).
This is also why we sent out the invites the same week everyone was sending out Christmas cards. Another tip - write PARTY INVITATION on the envelope so the Mums know it isn't just more end of year
We then had Christmas and three weeks holidays.
I outsourced some party cupcakes to add to the party food and did a dash to the supermarket for two dozen little bottles of juice.
Then we arrived at the venue.
|Seems to be a toothless hillybilly look going on.|
Fun was had, mess was made, food was served, cake was cut.
Instead of lolly bags I whipped up a little thank you note, tied on a lolly pop to a pool noodle and gave those out instead.
There was some extreme sports for seven year olds on offer.
The cake was served on a silver platter.
After a few extra hours of swimming with the kids who were free to stay longer we packed up the towels and went home.
The house was just as I had left it.
The birthday girl requested that Dad make pancakes for tea as he makes the best ones.
The outsourced pool party was a hit, she had a ball and I feel so relaxed.
Are you an outsourcer or an at home party planner?