Birthday Party Themes: Despicable Me Minions – Happy Birthday Hercules!

Hercules is 4 years old… I really thought we were done with parties after our last Jurassic Themed party for Aristotle. I was thinking of a small family dinner with a cake-cutting session and “ang pows” (Chinese red packets with money in them) for presents. Evidently, I was deluding myself. I really hate planning partiesContinue reading “Birthday Party Themes: Despicable Me Minions – Happy Birthday Hercules!”

Birthday Party Themes: Jurassic Park Dinosaurs – Happy Birthday Aristotle!

It was Aristotle’s birthday recently. We had it at the same jungle gym as we did for Hercules. One of the ironies of being a parent is that you find yourself breaking every promise you made before you had children. One of those promises was – no birthday parties at jungle gyms. Now both boysContinue reading “Birthday Party Themes: Jurassic Park Dinosaurs – Happy Birthday Aristotle!”

"Healthy" and "Practical" Party Packs

It’s Gavin’s birthday tomorrow.  Since all the other parents have arranged parties for their kids at school, I couldn’t see how I could not have one for Gavin.  And, after complaining about all the junk that Gavin has been bringing home in the party packs that have been handed out from the other parties, IContinue reading “"Healthy" and "Practical" Party Packs”

Birthday Party Themes: Thomas the Tank Engine

As a mother of a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine, I was simply blown away when I saw the effort that my Canadian friend put into organising her son’s 3rd birthday party.  Evan, whom you should already have guessed, is also a huge fan of Thomas and clearly one very lucky boy… I doubtContinue reading “Birthday Party Themes: Thomas the Tank Engine”