At every children's birthday party I attend, I try to put myself in the birthday child's shoes. I imagine the excitement and love they must feel to be surrounded by all of their loved ones, playing their favorite games, and eating their favorite foods. Everything looks and feels so big when you're so little. As an adult party guest, I can feel the love and excitement. I can just imagine how they must feel.
Actually, I have a pretty good idea. Just like I'm sure you do, I remember my birthday parties from my childhood. Roller skating parties. Pool parties. Parties in our living room. Themed birthday cakes made by my Mom. My family and friends singing Happy Birthday to me and watching me blow out my candles.
So much love goes into a birthday party. Everyone comes together to celebrate the birthday boy or girl. Mom and dad put together a day full of their little one's favorite things.
There are few days you feel more special than on your birthday. I always get a little teary-eyed at my kids' parties. I'm reminded once again of the love that surrounds them and our family.
We recently had the pleasure of celebrating my nephew's 4th birthday. And, once again, I witnessed the excitement and love found everywhere at a children's birthday party.
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