We had a pinata, after all, I need to have my Mexican culture well represented at the birthday parties! Pinatas are a staple in our birthday parties, so if you ever come, you know there will be a pinata! Word to the wise, Walmart pinatas are flimsy and even with little kids hitting it did not last and not every kid got a chance. Next time we will make sure Andy makes it difficult for the kids to get it!
I had to stand behind Nina to help her with the balance. I avoided being smacked, but it was close!
Some mom's make beautiful cakes that make for beautiful center pieces. I will be honest, with pinterest and facebook it seems as if cake making has become a competition or a sport. I wish I had the time to make a fancy cake, and I wish I knew how to make one...oh who am I kidding! I like fast and simple and Nina liked it just as much! But I will admit right now I was a little "shy" about showing you my cake. Yes, social media and the "bragging" that comes with it makes me feel the opposite of domestic. But that is my own soapbox (and I might just blog about that later) and this post is about Nina and her birthday party, so let's move on!
And you have to have the silly picture of all the kids!
And then the one where they all try to smile nice "for the blog post."
Nina's teacher stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. Nina adores her and so do I! What a blessing she has been to Nina and therefore to our family. If you ask Nina what the best part of her day was she will soon tell you it was having her teacher stop by. She will then add the saddest part was when she left.
What are the "staples" at your kids' birthday parties? What do you do to celebrate?