There was an excitement in our home all week long leading up to the party. From movie choice to banners, the girls were front and center with preparations and decision making. After all, this is their party and I adore that they take ownership.
|Her comma cracks me up!|
This year we got a little fancy and added a concession stand stocked with hot dogs, pizza, nachos and candy--ya know, cinema essentials.
We decided on showing the movie Up and based our decision on three factors: an extremely high Rotten Tomato score, a best picture nomination, and it's all-around kid friendliness. It also lead to some pretty badass theme decorations. As guests arrived they were greeted by balloons floating 50 feet overhead.
The wine was chilled, the popcorn was popped and within a matter of minutes there were blankets, families and children everywhere.
I could take a lesson from these kids. Alaska, South Africa, space exploration and unicorn rides are just a few of the awesome adventures these kids want to take!
And on the count of three, each child grasping a balloon string excitedly let go and watched as the balloons soared high into the sky. Don't worry, the environmentalist in me had it tethered to the coffee table, but to a 4 foot child, it certainly felt like they were releasing it!
Once the sun went down we pressed play and snuggled with our families, clinging on to the last of our summer memories.
The night couldn't have been any more perfect.
And we'll do it again next year.
Here's to another great year.
And here's a little movie about our movie!