Last week there was a little boys birthday in our house. Thanks to the lovely Claire from Cheshire Claire, and talking to her about the successful film night that she had for her son’s birthday a few weeks ago, I decided to copy her and have a few friends over to play for littlest (ahem, sit and quietly watch a film was the plan).
There was much excitement for the planning of the party to come and littlest spoke of nothing else for about a week before the actual day.
The invitations went badly when a few of the children he asked turned him down flat. School has been difficult for him recently and living with his brother is not easy, so I was sad to see him being distressed about it all and I decided to make it extra special for the boys who did manage to come. I asked a few boys whose mothers I know and who do actually like my boy, rather than the popular crowd he would like to be in with. With a few confirmed film nighters, it was down to me to arrange the quiet peaceful night to come.
I had strict orders of what had to be done for the party. There were to be no brothers in attendance which I thought was fair for him, since he carries a heavy burden day-to-day with his older brother – and at times he is expected to act older than his years.
We started off with some fireworks. Apologies for the poor quality photos for this post, but we were all so busy having fun that photos took second place to being mum for the night and I think that just set the boys off into mischievous mode.
I ordered a huge “beast” pizza from our local Snappy Pizza place and I wish I had managed to get a picture of the HUGE box, but alas, the kids dived in far too quickly for me to be able to get any worthwhile photos as I dished out and served up slice after slice of monster pizza, but I did manage to snaffle elders plate as he sneaked upstairs with his pal and their plates of swag from the party food.
This plate is for an 11 year old, and he came back for a double helping.
Now, onto the quiet part of the night. Was film night as nice and quiet as I had imagined it?
I’ll let you decide that for yourself while you listen to the shy and retiring children play with the fabulous Hexbug Nanos that we were provided to brighten up littlests night. You will need your sound on to appreciate the peaceful and calming environment of the evening.
Did they watch a film – not on your Nellie.
The boys were here from 4pm and all picked up at 8.30 so it was a looooong party. After they all left, I scooped out a lovely tub of ice cream and whipped up a sauce of condensed milk, the Nutella spread that was so thoughtfully gifted to us, and added Smarties and Fudge.
Wickedly sinful, but perfect end to the day. Yum.
And to the wonderful PR that provided us with the Nutella and the Hexbugs to make his party go with a bang, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The Hexbug Nanos made the night extra special.