When my children look back on their childhoods, I want them to remember that they had a few birthday parties. Nothing elaborate or even yearly, but a few milestones to keep in their minds. I try to make it manageable for both our schedule and our pocketbooks by marking select years with a party and I try to make as much as I can by hand. We celebrate each birthday every year with family and/or some special remembrance. But certain years get a party with friends. This year Mia turned 5- so she was up.
We had a beautiful day with a clear blue sky and teacups all around. When I was a girl, my dear grandmother would buy me a new teacup for my birthday and Christmas. It was an honor to have Amelia use them for this very purpose and probably what I’d had in the back of my mind when I saved them all these years. I thought of my grandma an awful lot during their use last weekend.
We did a pinata-which many a little girl in beautiful party dress had no problem smacking the bajeebies out of, by the way.
And though she is no longer 4 as she held up here earlier in the summer, she will forever be my little sweetheart. We love you! Happy 5th year Mia!