My oldest turned FOUR on the 6th of August.We had a little BBQ at our house for her with old and new friends! It was our first time hosting and it didn’t turn out too bad. 😉For gifts this year, I requested items like play-doh, activity sets, coloring stuff – basically items I knew she would use on a daily basis.This was also the first time trying to have a “minimalist” birthday for her without taking away the joy of gift giving from others.
And guess what?
She got a fantastic amount of play-doh, coloring books, crayons, markers, a tea set, dress up goodies and more!The best part is that Sammy uses it all on a weekly and even daily basis.
My parents gave her a trip to Sesame Place (along with Peppa Pig goodies).I like to focus more on experience and quality versus quantity.
I wasn’t planning on doing a party for her this year, but since a few of her friends were having one and she kept asking, we decided to throw one for her.As far as gifts goes from us, we got her a few goodies; sunglasses, drawstring bag, bubbles, Paw Patrol characters and some Annie’s fruit snacks.
The goal is to teach my kids the importance of holidays.While gifts are fun and part of the experience, it’s enjoying the time with your family filled with laughter and love. This was also the first time I also didn’t stress too much about the party. I just wanted Samantha to enjoy her day and that she did.That’s what mattered the most. ❤