Yesterday we had Lily’s birthday party/We’re moving away Party. Yes, yes, Lily’s birthday was well over a month ago but I swore we wouldn’t miss doing a party for her a second year in a row. 

We had such a good time today. The weather was perfect as was the company. It was so nice to be with friends, even if it’s sad to realise this is goodbye.

For the party we made:

Everyone brought something delicious as well. Cool quinoa and bean salads, home made pizza, gluten free options…. We had so much yummy food! I think I ate way too much!

We had the party at a local park that is loaded with new play equipment. It was so fun. Sometimes I find parks and play equipment a recipe for difficult times. I often would rather be somewhere more natural for play but it worked out so well this day. I think we had 12 kids in total and there was nary a problem.

The girls were showing us how if you had two people equal distance from each other as you walked around, the equipment didn’t spin so fast.

The adults gave it a try. We were all trying it out before the end of the day.

Adults and kids all decided to go for a spin. 

We didn’t do presents, or structured games or crafts. Heck, we didn’t even sing happy birthday. It was a lot of fun just going with the flow, playing and eating when there was interest. The kids were running most of the time and would pop in when they wanted another bite of food or cup cake. The most noticeable enjoyment for me was the fact that even with the rich cake, juice, chips and cookies, there wasn’t any out of control behaviour stemmed from artificial ingredients and colours since it wasn’t in any of the food.

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6 Responses to Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry Party

  1. Vanessa says:

    what cool playground equip.
    sounds like a lovely day at the park.

  2. Sarah says:

    Aw it looks like you had a lovely time, my mouth’s watering just reading your menu.

    We have one of those spinney roundy wheel thingys and I can *never* resist having a go ;)

    I don’t get the title of your post, am I being dim?


  3. Krista says:

    So much fun!! I won’t forget that cake. And we’ll be giving that park another visit soon, I’m sure. Hope the water park opens there soon, it will be perfect!

    We’re all going to feel such a huge gap in our lives when you are gone. I told Kale he’d still be able to talk to Lily but it would be on the computer only. He said that it’s not at all the same :( Just so glad to know you for this short time. You’ve left a very positive mark on our lives!

  4. Annie says:

    Sarah- it’s just a funny saying. Ha ha. It’s like someone giving you your hat (hint to leave) and saying What’s your hurry (leading you to believe you shouldn’t go.).

    Krista- I’m so glad you guys came. We’re all going to miss seeing you often irl. :(

  5. Sarah says:

    Aha!…the penny drops! Why couldn’t I figure that out myself?!

    I am feeling all emotional reading about your move. Sad for you leaving your friends and excited for the future life that awaits you. What a big transition you are making. Cool, scary…. Wow!

  6. Sounds like a lovely party!

    My son (who is turning six in August) wants to have a birthday party this year. In the past, we’ve done either big potlucks with lots of family and friends or just very small gatherings. But this summer he has been to quite a few “kid” parties and wants to invite lots of kid friends. I am still trying to figure out how to make it work!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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