Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Yes, Our Social Life Entirely Revolves Around Fourth Birthday Parties

If you think it sounds like the only thing we do around here is attend and prepare for four year old birthday parties, you would be right. No, just kidding. It’s only the main thing that we do. Besides, even if I wrote about work here, you’d be bored to tears with the minutia of rephrasing, rewording, and rewriting the messaging and positioning statements for technical features to be announced and how much x, y, and z it will all take.

I spent a little time rifling through my fabric stash and found a pile of colorful cotton scraps with which to make little party favor bags for Q-ster’s birthday. With the serger, it only takes an instant, and maybe the bags will be entertaining as toys themselves. The little dude certainly enjoys making sacks of his treasures and hauling them around.

My worry is that since there are a bunch of different fabric materials, there might be some random reason that every child wants the same bag (say, sunflowers or firetrucks), but most likely, they won’t even notice and will be digging inside to see if there is something good to eat.

The plant in the photo above was the party favor from Fi’s birthday – how clever! Q-ster has been very excited to water it every day. Even with our abysmal history of plant maintenance, SwingDaddy and I are feeling confident that we can keep it alive until the weekend, when she comes over to our place and can observe how her gift is doing. Four days and it’s still green.

11 comments:

Amber said...

I really want a serger, but it's hard to justify given how I'm not sewing anything at all these days. Oh well, it won't be like this forever.

And I like the plant. It certainly beats the usual gift bag loot.

Damselfly said...

A plant as a party favor! How clever.

And, oh, you *serge*! I have a serger that has sat unused in a closet for five years because I'm too intimidated by it to even try it out. What's your secret?

Mayberry said...

I think the kids will love the bags! I know mine are like Q, they love to fill up any and all receptacles with random stuff.

Mamacita Tina said...

You have a green thumb! I love the idea of a plant as a favor.

Ian's already discussing birthday party plans, and his isn't until June. At least I'm getting some good ideas.

Asianmommy said...

I love the idea of a plant as a party favor! I'm going to steal it.

YF said...

Hey, we love the bags you make, someone already asked me if you sell them...

Kimberly said...

I love the idea of the plant as a party favor. I may have to steal that for the fourth birthday party I have to plan in April.

Kimberly said...

I love the idea of the plant as a party favor. I may have to steal that for the fourth birthday party I have to plan in April.

Kimberly said...

I love the idea of the plant as a party favor. I may have to steal that for the fourth birthday party I have to plan in April.

Kimberly said...

Gah! I'm so sorry that posted three times. My computer was frozen and it didn't look like anything was happening.

kittenpie said...

I have to gt on with the planning of the party details, too. This year isprincess themed (I know, I know), and I have a few things to that end, but it's about 6 weeks away now... Must find some inexpensive princess books for favours as well as the small boxes for the necklaces they will make themselves, not to mention the beads for the necklaces, the stick-on jewels for the crowns, the food for the tea party, making the forg and magnetic kisses for the pin-the-kiss game and so on and so on. Yikes.