Well lucky me, this year I get a two for one birthday party!
My older girls have birthdays 29 days apart and one is December 26. The December 26 one is always problematic. Too early and people are busy doing Christmas stuff. After Christmas and they are away. Into the new year and we run into interfering with the orthodox Christmas in January and losing other friends.
This year they both wanted an archery party. Perfect. Archery is a set price regardless of participants for up to 20 people for 2 hours.
So we had a joint archery party. It went amazingly! Each had their own cake. And all the kids got along perfectly. It helps that most of them went to the same elementary school so really have grown up together and now they all go to the same small jr high.
Following the archery we came home. Most went home. However some stayed. We were going to go to youth group. But due to illness that was cancelled. Actually the girls were happy. You see they really wanted to shop the black Friday sales at the mall. So, I conceded. Frankly the sales sucked. But I gave them each $5 for dinner and a SUTP coupon book and advised them to use it. They did! They loved the freedom of choice and independence. I let them go through the mall together. And I was there with Keilan in another place in the mall. There was 6 of them all together between ages 14 and 11 almost 12.
Then we met and drove to the theatre. I took them to see the 9:30 show on opening weekend of The Good Dinosaur. Such a cute movie. Although quite scary and sometimes disgusting. Like when the little critter rips the bug’s head off for the dinosaur’s dinner.
Afterwards they all said they liked it. They also agreed that it shouldn’t be called “good” because of all the bad things that happen to our little dinosaur! Everyone cried during the movie.
Then we had a sleepover with 2 extra kids and it was all over.
All in all a great party with great guests! I’m so glad my kids have great friends and get along with each other so well! (At least the older girls! LOL!)