We celebrated Bodhi’s fourth birthday with close friends yesterday with a Wild Kratts animal themed party. Bodhi chose the theme and I worked very hard to incorporate the Wild Kratts without losing myself and my dislike for hosting character parties. I used small touches and a fabulous graphic designer to incorporate the Kratt brothers, the Wild Kratts logo, creature power discs and more in subtle ways.
This year I really scaled back, only inviting Bodhi’s friends that he plays with pretty regularly. I had a master list of everyone I love first and then seriously asked myself if Bodhi had played with each child in the last year or even two. If the answer was “no,” I kept it smaller. I had a really hard time cutting down our list and still feel weird about it, but it’s just impossible to host 40 plus kids and not get overwhelmed. In the past, we’ve invited all of our amazing friends and their kids as well, but it was honestly just too much for an at-home party. The size this year felt much more manageable for all. We also separated out our family this year, instead hosting them for a party tomorrow on Bodhi’s real birthday. Read More »