Munchkin turned 3 years old recently and I decided it was time for her first birthday party. I always said I would never be the parent to throw a 1yo birthday party as that is a party for the parents, not the child. At 3, munchkin is fully aware of what a birthday party is, has been to quite a few and was singing on having her own. Ever since I found out that I could get a spongebob bounce-a-about, I knew I had to have a spongebob party for her. She loves the little silly sponge… I went back and forth and almost cancelled when I realized I’d be doing it on my own but knowing how much munchkin would enjoy this, with some encouragement I pushed through and made it happen. And I’m so glad I did…
This bounce-about was the center piece of this party. There was really no need for any games or anything else. The kids went crazy for it, it is huge! Obstacle course and a slide at the back…listen….I want it back for my birthday!
Huge. If I had known, I would have ran a hose down that slide and turned it up a notch! But I wasn’t prepared!!! I was pretty proud of myself when I had done set-up. It was looking good.
And when I say theme, I mean theme… Spongebob was everywhere
I kept the party pretty small, not wanting to be overwhelmed and had about 8 kids in total, until late evening when my aunt crashed the party with about 4 more. Munchkin’s best friend from her nursery so happened to also end up at her prep school with her, how awesome is that?
The kids enjoyed a break from the bounce-about thanks to Aunty Kimmie’s face-painting services
But thanks in part I’m sure to the mountain of candy I had unloaded onto the table, the bounce-about was full the entire time. I have to say thanks to Aunty Kerri for this great cake!
I have to say thanks to my in-laws for the help and a special thanks to Grandpa for all the behind the scenes work. These past three years would have been terribly difficult weren’t it for Grandpa. He has been there like I couldn’t have asked and even though he gets on my nerves, like old people tend to do, no one is in munchkin’s corner more than her grandpapi, trust me. They share a special bond that will last a lifetime.
Munchkin is a handful, 10 minutes with her and you’ll understand exactly what I mean. But it is an amazing time we’ve shifted into, watching her little personality, or rather, her huge bulldozing personality take over. Just this morning she made up her first song. She named it “Trucks and Bikes” and she had chorus and verses. Not one word other than trucks and bikes, but lots of gibberish and lots of melody and it was met with great fanfare. 😀 My little rockstar…we made a thank you video for all the gifts we received, please have a looksy at all the cuteness! Her face is painted because she woke up the morning after, found the paint set and proceeded to re-do her makeup from the day before.