Thursday, September 13, 2007
Ladies - help please!
Bugger!!! JUST DELETED A WHOLE POST - ESSENCE OF WHICH WAS - HELP!!!
Twins birthday party fast approaching ... Blah, Blah, Blah ... particularly - it is likely to be outside in our small garden - with patch of lawn and two paved areas. What can I do to amuse children - up to 18 aged 10 - 4 months but mostly 3 year olds? I have one little fellow who like Hannah may find too much stuff overwhelming yet I really want him if he can come to have fun - and for his parents to be able to relax. And yes it will be our first untested mix of special needs kids, family and friend feral kids and children from childcare.
I am thinking of filling the brats' shell with sand. I think I can manage a wheelbarrow race or two (good therapy for a few attendees) - what prizes? There are heaps of balls including a couple of larger bouncing balls. Any other ideas of low supervision activities that I can have available - I don't want to hire any clowns, facepainters etc as yet - I think the brats are too young. I want homegrown free play.
Also the cake - should I persuade Kit to go for the number 3 (Hannah just wants 'cake') or should I let him have a second cake - I sort of prefer leaving separate cakes until they are a year or so older and the gender as well as other differences between them are more apparent - what do other twin mums do?
Food should be ok and a minor concern is invitations - something simple will do I think. And take home party bags - what goes in them?
Any ideas - absolutely welcome!! Thanks.