This week has been crazy!!!! In fact it has been completely consumed by party prep. We’re loving every minute of it-why? Because it’s all about making those memories. There’s been a lot of toddler time this week!
We started by playing with pumpkin guts. This was Row’s first time with pumpkin guts. Last week we went to a local pumpkin “patch”. I use that term loosely because we generally don’t have those here in Texas.It was in fact outside of a church with pumpkins already picked. We just grabbed two. Grandma picked one to carve a Daniel Tiger face on and I grabbed one to make a letter R on. Row ran amuck. So Grandma opened up her pumpkin last weekend….ours will happen this weekend.
Playing with pumpkin guts is a great sensory activity for littles and save those pumpkin seeds for an upcoming pumpkin seed recipe.
Row has also started receiving present and I totally let her open them as they come. It’s so much fun since this year she actually opens!
I’ve really been working on staying as stress free as possible during this party prep time. It doesn’t help that the theme for Row’s party this year is Bake Sale….meaning the food served will be similar to what you would see at a Bake Sale, and the favors are themed as such and hubs…wait for it…wait for it…actually made a toddler sized Bake Sale Stand!!!!! I’m dying over the cute factor.
I broke down the baking into day by day goals and it’s really helping. I actually have time to sneak in a craft show visit tomorrow-I mean who doesn’t love a craft show?
I also wanted to share this favorite thing which I’ll also be sharing over a Momfessionals this week. How cute is this? I snagged it at Target for $24. There are so many mason jar/chalkboard projects on pinterest right? It was found in the home office section but we’re using it in the bathroom!
I’m taking pictures of all the party prep as I go and will happily share! And while I’m thinking about it-let’s talk next year. What party themes are you choosing for your child’s party?