I cheated. Totally cheated. Liam recently turned four years old, and he wanted nothing more than a firefighter party. Rather than doing an all out birthday party like I’m known for, I went the easy route: I simplified. There were no handmade games. No firefighter brigade shirts for all attendees. Not even a meal was offered. And, wait, it gets worse: I didn’t send out a paper invite. I did the unthinkable: I sent a t-vite. That’s right: a TEXT!
Now that I’ve sufficiently buried my head in shame, let me share a few highlights from what he thinks was his firefighter “party”.
Guests were given firefighter hats upon arrival. The favor bags included a firefighter book, red candy, firefighter safety and coloring book with crayons and a few other unnecessary firefighter goodies stuffed into kraft paper sewen together.
All in all, Liam still turned four. And a few months later, he’s still talking about his really cool firefighter party.
Note to self: little kids are happy for any kind of party—even parties that don’t exceed YOUR expectations.1