Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hey shawty, it's your birthday...

All right, mommies, I need some opinions here.

I'm planning Chloe's 2nd birthday party. We're talkin' a small shindig with a few cousins (that are close to her age), their parents, and Chloe's grandparents. We're all going to the local park, which has a specially designated "Tot Lot" for kids their age, and we're just gonna have cake and play on the playground. Simple enough, yes?

However...

I'm already going against the flow, I suppose, by doing a Curious George theme. Apparently, this is a boys-only theme, as was so clearly pointed out to me by the "BOY'S PARTY THEME" sign at Party City. Still, my little girl LOVES her some "Monkey Gerge," (pronounced jurj); so I am happy to oblige her.

But I am getting hung up on the cake issue, ya'll. Is Red Velvet Cake too grown up for a 2-year-old party?

I feel like the adults will enjoy it more, and the kids won't know the difference. It's also kind of cool that the cake is red, like her party decorations. So what do you think? To help my case, I am getting the cake from a local bakery that perhaps makes the most scrumptrulescent Red Velvet Cake that ever existed on this earth. (What? I said perhaps.)

Finally, do you have any suggestions for some not-so-organized party games for this age? I'm already giving each of the kids a balloon and a little bottle of Curious George Bubbles that I think could potentially entertain them for the entire party. But just in case, any other thoughts?

I love plannin' some parties, ya'll. It's great fun.

6 comments:

Kat said...

I think you're party plans sound great. And to a kid, cake is cake, so go for the red velvet! It'll taste good and the color will be fun. I can't think of any games other than blowing bubbles for them to pop or something like that. They're going to have a blast!

Eric's Wife said...

I pictured in my head a Curious George shaped cake and then you said "red velvet" and I got a very gruesome image in my head.

Do not, DO NOT have a red velvet cake shaped like Curious George. Red Velvet in any other form would be lovely.

Cake is cake to little kids. Unless it looks like you are hacking Curious George to bits. Then cake is a life lesson you don't want at a two year old's birthday party.

Party on.

Brandy Thixton said...

oh my, amy, I fell out of my chair for laughing so hard. That is quite a picture.

Anonymous said...

ummm...I had a Curious George theme for my daughter's second birthday last year, so I don't think that's going against the flow. As long as Chloe is willing to eat red velvet cake (my oldest wouldn't at one point), then go for it - whatever makes it easier for you. As for games, blowing bubbles was the first thing that came to mind for me too, but maybe some bouncy balls would go over well, too. (And they might not bounce too far away if you're bouncing them on grass.

Brandy Thixton said...

good thoughts on the bouncy balls! And they're relatively inexpensive too. Off to Toys'R'Us again...

Debbie said...

Don't sweat it Brandy, Who's to say what is a boy party and what is a girl party anyway. His a cute monkey so that is definitely gender neutral. I agree with everyone that at 2, I doubt Chloe cares what kind of cake she has. As far as party games are concerned, when my kids were little I would scour the internet to find activities and games to keep them all happy and having fun. But looking back, I think they have just as much or more fun just free playing with one another. You are a tremendously creative lady so please try not to stress as no matter what you choose todo I really think your little cutie will have a great time!

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