This past weekend the triplets turned 6 and instead of getting away with one party, I had to throw two parties. I knew the time would eventually come, but I didn’t know when.
Preston decided to assert his manly independence from his sisters and demand a “boy” party for himself. The girls were up in arms about it at first. I smoothed over the rough edges by offering the girls a girls only tea party at our house. Later in a moment of insanity, I added a manicure/pedicure to the tea party, in essence creating a week’s worth of preparations for myself leading up to the party.
All the hard work paid off.
Preston got to have his karate Ninjago party with all of his boys (and sisters and his girl cousin Lily). I didn’t have to do much work there. Highlight of the party was the obstacle course and cutting the cake with a REAL samurai sword.
The next day was the labor intensive party. I literally spent a combined total of 5 hours in Target and another hour at Party City last week. I ran around like a crazed mom trying to make sure my sweet girls had an awesome tea / mani / pedi party.
My kids are lucky because I happen to think that birthdays are really special and should not be taken lightly. It is the one day of the year that we can claim as our own special day. This is why the triplets woke up with balloons all over their bedrooms and breakfast in bed.
I recruited a lot of help (thank you, thank you) for tea party set-up and the spa room had a manicure and a separate pedicure station. For the tea room, I put out all of my grandmother’s bone china tea cups and saucers, and two-tiered serving plates. We served traditional English Breakfast tea and sandwiches. My mom and Ava made these adorable cherry scones that were pink and heart-shaped; a girl’s delight. I skewered melons to make them more interesting and fancy.
After tea was served the girls sat and soaked their feet and fingers in warm water for nail painting preparation. My recruited help and I filed, scrubbed, pushed back cuticles and painted in every shade of the rainbow. The girls felt special and seemed to love their royal treatment.
All photos taken by the amazing Christopher Woolsey
It was a ton of work but I would definitely do this party again. It was a lot of fun and very memorable.
Happy birthday to the best darn triplets in the world, who are each so special and unique.
Until next time, the mothership is signing off.