birthday party

Birthday Party!

My oldest recently celebrated his 7th birthday. My little Jacob isn’t so little anymore. How quickly they grow and how much goes into a party especially once your kid gets older and has a few more requests so that he and his friends could have fun. I usually try to get it all done myself but this time, I sold my husband on the importance of getting some help. We hired a cleaning crew to clean up post party and it was the best investment I could have made. You should definitely check them out. You will not regret it.

So, I put together this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed party where I got each one of my kids involved and dressed them up as the characters of the movies as per the Birthday Boy’s request.

I went to the party store and got everything I could get my hands on to make my home a TMNT sanctuary for the kids so that they could play out their fantasy and have a day of fun pretending to be turtle action heroes. Some of the other kids who showed up decided to dressed up to so my kids didn’t feel like the odd ones out even if it was their idea to get all dressed up in the first place. OK, well maybe not the youngest. He’s way too small to really know what’s going on but you know what I mean. When you have small children, they all want to do what the other siblings are doing so if you leave one of them out, it turns into a crying tantrum and drama all night so to avoid that, you don’t eevn question it and get them all involved.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

So, we had a great turn out. The kids really enjoyed themselves. And I was so proud to see my baby growing up. It wasn’t too long ago he was just crawling. Now he’s running around jumping off of furniture and telling me all about this, that and the other. How quickly they grow.

This party was by far the most expensive party I have ever thrown for my kids and boy was it exhausting! I DO NOT know how I’m going to find the energy to do this four times a year!! This was a lot of work! This is why I absolutely needed help after with the clean-up and why I’m so glad I hired West Island Cleaners to come help me with their Post-Party service. The best expense this entire party. Without them, I would have past-out. I was so exhausted after the party was over I could barely keep my head up but they came along and got everything tidy for me. Lord know’s if they weren’t here, this place would probably still be a mess and that would be bad. Real bad because we are selling our house and I need to start packing and getting this house in order soon so having to navigate through stuff left over from the party would have simply been too much. That would have pushed me over the edge.

All in all, this way a great experience start to finish even with all the work and expense involved but I will definitely have to be smarter with my approach moving forward because with four growing boys and an increasing number of friends who will surely make their way trough the house over the years, I am going to have to find ways to stretch the budget and conserve energy as much as possible.

If you have any questions for me on how I planned this party or on the cleaning company I used, feel free to send me a message on my contact page and take a look at my other blog posts and comments so that we can get a discussion going.

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