me Life and Times of the Fireflies: Ninjago Party

Friday, 26 June 2015

Ninjago Party


 
This year I was very keen to do a Pinterest party for Zee's 6th birthday. You know...Themed, colour co-ordinated, name tags, candy table etc. Personalised perfection fit for a prince! I even called in the experts...party planner, cake decorator and some entertainment. But somewhere during planning this extravaganza, I lost sight of what's important, until a gentle reminder from my son put things into perspective...

We've never been big on BIG parties in our family. Over the years, birthday celebrations have become a culmination of old traditions and new ones. Being woken up with singing (dad's tradition), homemade birthday cake (mom's tradition), a birthday story (new tradition), Moon dressing up in character and being surrounded by all those who are most important to us (age old tradition)...these are the things the kids have come to know. These are the things they look forward to each year...

Kids really can't be bothered by name tags and fancy décor. All they want is to feel special and loved! And coming from the big family that we do, there's never a shortage of love and attention; no matter what the occasion.

And that's how my extravaganza never got to see the light of day! But we had a party non the less. One that was just what Zee wanted. A homemade cake, a birthday story, his morning singing...and he was surrounded by all those closest to him (which is a ready made party guest list in itself), plus a few of his best friends from school. It might not have been perfect (or Pinterest worthy)...but it was perfect to my little boy...and that's all that counts!

SIBLING LOVE
 
 

COUSINS

 

MY BOY IS GROWING UP SO FAST
 
 
 
HOME MADE BIRTHDAY CAKE AND COOKIES
 
 

BIRTHDAY BOY WITH HIS BUDDIES

 






NO DETAIL WAS SPARED, EVEN THE BALLOONS WERE THE NINJAGO THEME

 
 


THE BIRTHDAY BOY THRIVING ON ALL THE ATTENTION....MUST TAKE AFTER MOON ;)

 

FOLLOW THE LEADER

THE WHOLE FAMILY IS PART OF THE FESTIVITIES




NAANI, NAANA AND A PHOTO BOMBER IN THE BLUE HAHA!

PRIVATE JOKE


TRUST MOON TO DRESS FOR THE OCCASION HAHA!


GUEST APPEARANCE BY COLE ESPECIALLY FOR ZEE'S PARTY

EVERYBODAY SAY NINJAGOOOOO!

 
LET THEM EAT CAKE



GRANDMA AND HER ONLY GRANDDAUGHTER

IN HIS ELEMENT

 

THE DIY PARTY PACKS
 
A BIRTHDAY IS NOT COMPLETE WITH OUT A SPARKLE IN YOUR ICE CREAM

ALL PARTY'D OUT

Happy holidays!
 
Peace,
 
NAMU :)