I had the second party of November for my second child only one week after my first party of the month for my first girl. It’s a celebration marathon for me starting from the month of October for Halloween. (Living in Mumbai, India, Diwali is a big part of celebration in the same season.) I’m in a survival mode at the moment before Thanksgiving. I love Christmas the most among all the holidays in a year, but I cannot wait till Christmas is over this year because that means I can finally relax. I hope. It’s been a busy couple of months and I feel like I’m barely treading the water. Christmas hasn’t even started for us yet. Being married to an American husband, we do not get our Christmas decoration out until Thanksgiving is over. The holiday season is very exciting, but the stress has started to wear me off a bit. I try to think that having some stress is good for me because that keeps me going. It’s a positive experience to have a tough time because when the projects and events are all over, you feel very rewarded.
It always gives me a headache to select guests. I do not like the process. However, I drew a line and said the guests have to be someone my daughter has played outside of school or someone who has invited her to their parties. I wanted this party to be easy, so I hosted it from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a Saturday. It is much easier to prepare desserts than real meal. The downside of it is that the table ended up with so many sweets and candies. Kids loved them, but I felt badly for the parents!
The macarons were purchased at Theobroma in Mumbai, India. I loved the pastel colors!!
My only creation for the party…
The tart cups were purchased at Nature’s Basket.
If you show candies by putting them in clear glasses, they turn into cute decor pieces.
Instead of paper cups, I used jars I bought on amazon.com and paper straws were purchased at Cheap Jack on Hill Road in Bandra, Mumbai. Cheap Jack doesn’t always has them. Once they sell all of their stock, they won’t have them again until the next shipment which can be for months.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Photo Booth & Fashion Show
Kids loved being in photos. The little ones enjoyed the fashion show as well even though they were very shy at first.
Manicure & Pedicure
This did not fly well at all among the 6 and 7-year-olds. Some kids did not like to get their nails painted and I felt that I lost a few audiences during this time.
My daughter, the birthday girl, requested to have a movie time, so I allocated the time for it. The children did not really care for a movie and gradually one by one they left the room to play with the toys in the play room and in the end my daughter ended up being the only one watching. That was sad…
Those mugs are from The White Window. They are so adorable!
That’s it for now.
I hope you enjoyed the photos!!
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