I cannot begin to tell you how much I get reminded of my mom’s warning way back when Kyle was just an infant– that years pick up speed as they roll along. Where does time go? He is now five years old… and 5 years have passed by so quickly!
We celebrated his birthday the other week, right after I was discharged from the hospital for my surgery. As planned, the boy wanted to celebrate in school. But since my confinement was prolonged and wasn’t sure if I would already be discharged on his birthday, I had to re-book our suppliers thinking that we could have the party two days later.
But when I contacted his teacher to tell her about the new party schedule, she said the kids would be having their Mastery Test, and there would be no other time since they would also be having their Halloween Party and then semestral break. Oh no! We were so not updated with the schedule since our child stayed in the hospital room with us (there was no one at home to look after him) during the entire duration of my confinement hence no circulars!
Coming up with a school party in 2 hours!
When we took our child to school that day, he expressed how he very much wanted to celebrate with his classmates but my husband told him that we are pressed with schedule, and then he processed the boy. At that time, we only had exactly 2 hours left before the kids’ recess in school (the party window). In my mind, there could still be a way— a McDonald’s McCelebrations!
We went straight to McDonald’s Volleygolf and talked to their manager if we could avail their McCelebrations Party outright. So lucky that he said yes to us! Immediately, we ordered their party package for 3o (inclusive of the loot bags, happy meal toys, ballooons and mats) and since they had no delivery service at that time, we loaded our orders in the car, and the store manager plus 1 crew rode with us to our child’s school. We also drooped by at the nearest Goldilocks for the cake! Yippeee, may party na din!
Our child was so surprised to see us in school with all the balloons and party boxes. He was so happy and surprised because he wasn’t expecting for a school party anymore. Seeing my kid happily celebrating with his classmates and friends was such a beautiful and heartwarming view!
The Lego Party
We’ve set another party at home. It was a small party with just 5 of his cousins as guests. It was finally Kyle’s dream and planned party, materialized: a Lego Party.
I have created the invites, of which the characters were chosen by the boy, and Lego name plates. The Lego photos were purchased from Etsy and all items in the loot bags were handpicked by the boy.
I’ve also ordered a lovely Lego cake from Sherry Berry Sweets. My boy loved the details. The cake tasted good too, it was a chocolate cake and it has layers and layers of real chocolates! =)
High five, Kyle Alexander! We love you and happy 5th birthday! =)