A few weeks ago, B&F turned four. For the past three years, I have completely directed their birthday celebrations, choosing the theme, decorations, guest list. They literally planned no part of their first three parties. This year, though, everything changed.
They chose the theme--gymnastics, their current favorite activity.
They chose the colors--purple and pink for Frances, blue and green for Barnes. Not surprising since these are the colors they choose for everything.
They chose the menu--pretzels, sandwiches, cake, cookies...though I did make them add fruit.
They chose the guests--they were so excited to invite their sweet little preschool friends.
I directed the ship a tiny bit, adding in decorations and favors, but for the most part this fourth birthday party was all them. And they absolutely loved it. I can't wait to see what they come up with next year.