|Fairy princesses making fairy houses at Sher Bear's birthday party|
|Fairies deliver "dew drops" through the Fairy Obstacle Course, designed by Jor Man|
Lately, there has been considerable discussion amongst my friends about gifts and how to handle them. So here's how we do birthdays and Christmas. I'm not saying my way is the right way - just sharing how we do things, because I understand it's a little different than the norm.
|A pixie and her dew drop in the tunnel|
|Sher Bear and her Fairy cake|
On the child's actual birthday, they get to chose what we do that day. For example, Sher Bear chose to have coffee cake (homemade and gluten free) for breakfast, waffles (ditto) for lunch and (get this!) popcorn with chocolate chips and marshmallows for dinner. She didn't have to do her chores that day. And she got to decide what games we played, what movies we watched, etc. She ate it up! Jor Man was wonderful about it. Campster learned a lesson in humility. It was hard for her to have Sher Bear get her way all day.
For her birthday party, Sher Bear got to invite five friends (and their siblings and parents) because she is five years old. She picked the menu (Cranberry everything!) and the theme (Fairies). We went all out, and did it up really nice for her. And, as usual, that was her present from Mom and Dad. The party IS the present.
|Playing Fairy Freeze Dance|
To that end, each child chooses the gifts that they bought and wrapped, and hands them to their recipients. This makes it special between the giver and the giv-ee.
|Fairies playing "Hot Potato" with the "Take Home" bags|
Wish you were here!