Somehow my twins are turning three tomorrow. I am really not sure how that is possible, but even they keep telling me that they are three, so it must be true. I would like to put my mom blinders on and keep pretending that they are still babies. But they are not and in those few years that have just flown by, they managed to make at least two friends (who happen to be the little siblings of Gemma’s friends – handy!) They asked to invite those friends (and their siblings!) to a birthday party.
Yep, they asked for a birthday party. At a playcenter. It was a very specific request.
We had gotten out of a first birthday party as we were with my family and they are so numerous that they kind of constitute a party just by being in the same room with each other. We got out of a second birthday party because we were all in Bali…I am not sure they even got birthday presents last year. I mean, we took them to Bali, that trumps a cake in my book.
Needless to say, we did not want to go all out this year, so the playcenter with their tiny guest list it was. The playcenter provides a lolly bag at the end of the party, but I wanted to do something special for their little guests and since the place requires socks to play, a cute idea quickly formed.
Gemma and I went out and picked (I don’t knit socks, I buy socks… this is not that kind of “how to” post) a new pair of crazy socks for each guest and then created these cute brown paper packages that served as the place settings at the table. All we needed was a few snack bags, a marker for the names, a cute star hole punch, and little gift tags to tie on each that read Clover & Kieran R3 on one side and Let’s Play! on the other.
They were a perfect little addition to a perfect little party for a (mostly) perfect little pair of kids. They would even make unique invitations if you have more than like 2 people to invite. Otherwise, I suggest texting your invitation, like I did.
More and more and MORE photos coming later this week. We are going to spend tomorrow saying over and over again how it is just NOT possible that three years have zipped past us in the blink of an eye and playing with these big kids who were just an impossible dream four years ago.