Birthday Planning 101…preschool-style

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the phillips ™ children are planners.

Bless their hearts ¦they were given a double-dose of the Type A personality gene and both have just run with it.

There is ALWAYS a plan in the works over here at casa de phillips. Someone wants to schedule a visit for the park on Monday while another is laying out what he/she is going to accomplish after rest time that day. I am thinking of channeling their inner Hannibal Smith and teaching them to say I love it when a plan comes together.  (A-Team anyone?)

One thing that is constantly being planned over here is birthdays. When a party supply store catalog arrives in the mail, the children pour over it. They discuss the highs and lows of specific character themed parties.

If I have a Mario Kart party for my fifth birthday, then I can have a Lego party for my sixth birthday ¦


I like Disney Princess parties but I also like Hello Kitty ¦.


The birthday chatter is endless here at casa de phillips.

Next month, Miss E. turns three. For a variety of reasons, I am scaling back on the elaborate party plans I have been constructing in my head. I had decided upon a theme way back in January, stumbled across an outfit that would be darling with such a theme and realized I was getting a bit carried away when I found myself Googling antique china tea pots  into the wee hours of the morning.

Did I mention she is turning three?

Anyway, party details have been scaled back just a bit. I have been slowly trying to sell my party idea to Miss E. in a way that would make her feel like she arrived at the theme on her own.

I know it sounds a bit mommy-dearest , but one day Miss E. will simply want me to drop her off at the mall with some friends and her father's credit card as a way of celebrating her birth. While she is still young and sweet (and the long hours I spent in labor with her are relatively fresh in my memory), I reserve the right to persuade her to a party of my choosing.

I thought I had been doing well on selling my party idea. Occasionally I would ask Miss E. how we are going to celebrate the big 3? and she usually provided some version of my pre-selected theme.

Until this weekend ¦

This weekend, my sweet little girl ¦ who already owns a coordinating outfit to match the theme of her upcoming birthday ¦announced she was having a Star Wars party for her third birthday.


I am sure a lightsaber will look fetching with her boutique outfit and large bow ¦

One Comment

  1. Arianna Torres says:

    I like the Mario Kart game because it is more challenging as you get to the next level.

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