Monday, February 6, 2012

A Zebra Party

When Charlotte insisted on having a Zebra party for her 4th birthday, I wondered how I was going to pull that off. After thinking of all of our options, I decided that I did not want it at the house. Our house just gets pretty crowded with 15 kids and their parents. So, we opted to have her party at the Little Shop of Stories on the square in Decatur. Turns out it was a pretty good decision.

Judd's parents came into town to help us out. We all went to the bookstore a little early to get everything set up. We arrived at the party space to find it mostly already set up. The party space is a loft at the top of the store. You can look over the railing to the store below. Charlotte LOVED watching the door for her friends. When one would walk in, she would squeal and then run to meet them at the top of the stairs. She was on cloud nine.

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Since I have been rather disorganized over the last week, to say the least, I forgot a couple of main party supplies. Like the crayons we were going to use to color Zebra pictures while we waited for all of the party guests to arrive. Fortunately, the bookstore had some expensive ones we could purchase downstairs.

After everyone got there, we had story time. They tailor the story time to your theme. So we had a couple of books about Zebras, but a few jungle books too. I was AMAZED by the children. They sat there for about 25 minutes, good as gold, listening to the stories. It was great.

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After story time it was time for zebra cupcakes.

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Then each kid took their best whack at the pinata.

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They didn't even make a dent. So, Charlotte enlisted some help from the big guns.

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It took the "big guns" quite a few whacks before the zebra finally spilled its guts.

Ahhh, more candy!!

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After that, it was pretty much over. We said our good byes, kinda cleaned up, packed the car and left.

I considered it to be a pretty successful party - but - only because it was deemed "awesome" by one VERY special 4 year old.

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1 comment:

Rachel said...

I love the picture of all of them listening to the story, especially Charlotte's face..she looks very serious and into the book.