May and June arrived along with the girl’s birthday celebrations. Kayla 9 birthday

Creative juices began flowing so each girl could have a fun party but be cost efficient.Now that’s an oxymoron!

These dates were so important to my girls celebrating the fact they were growing up.  It was a lot of work but seeing their smiling faces was my payoff.

I can vividly remember one year when my youngest had invited 5 little girls to celebrate. One particular 6 year old didn’t laugh but instead would scream a loud high pitch sound. As she left, I reached for an Excedrin!

The girls usually picked their theme and we worked on it together.

DOC042415-0001One year, my daughter was enamored with bugs; so we had a bug party.  For a party favour, each friend got a bug net filled with silly things to take home.

By the time each party ended and their last friend waved goodbye, I shut the door and breathed a sigh of relief.  It was tough doing it on my own by organizing invites and driving, phone calls, getting dizzy from balloon blowing, making a cake and not to mention the noise level!! Did I say Excedrin? HA

Whether a party was getting together with friends, having sleepless sleepovers or playing silly games, the girls knew it was their special day and I was glad they were born.

In a world of self-esteem issues, each child needs to know that they are here on planet earth at just the right time.  Having a party with friends is a lot of work but it means the world to them to blow out candles and share their birthdate with friends.

There are extra insecurities when a family unit separates so they need assurance on how important and cherished they are. God placed them here on earth for a special purpose and that is cause for a party!

Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV), For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Put on your party hat, blow up balloons, and celebrate with your kids.

ID-100169204OPEN YOUR TOOL BOX:  Sit down.  I see a lot of balloons to blow up!

  • Tell your kids they are fearfully and wonderfully they are made, and don’t forget to remind yourself that you are too!
  • Assure the kids they were born at just the right time, and you are so glad they were born
  • If parties are overwhelming, why not ask another single mom for help. You will help when it is her turn.
  • Start a journal about each party with pictures so when they leave home as a young adult, you can give it to them. Positive memories are priceless.




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