The warmer weather is coming so my sanity is creeping back- my son can play outside- whoo hoo! The winter months I find extremely challenging to entertain him while at the same time trying to expend some of his energy. I felt like we hadn't done anything in a while specifically for him so one weekend in March I decided I was going to arrange a playdate for him. As a working mom I have guilt about not being able to do playdates with him or take him to the pool in the summer, so I like to go all out for him when I can. Of course I went a little over the top but my son was so excited and he was helping me set everything up for his little buddies to come over. He was jumping around the house and kept asking when they were coming- so I was happy to see him so happy:).
I love kids parties because no rules apply in terms of decorating. You don't have to worry about being "tacky" or if things match perfectly. The more of the theme you can tie in the better- it's stimulation for the kids and they LOVE it! So we grabbed a bunch of my son's Toy Story stuff to set the mood in their "theater".
My son totally thought it was his birthday party! After everyone left he was like "Why didn't they sing happy birthday to me with cake?" So I explained to him that it wasn't his birthday and that for his birthday we would do something even better- so he has since been telling me about his Superhero Birthday party! Which is still 3 months away but it's never to early to start planning:).