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C'est la Vie: The Anatomy of a Birthday: Heart

Our school district is off for conferences this week which is my only reasonable excuse for not posting this on the day I promised... I was busy having fun with my kids! Now back to birthdays.

When you think about the heart of any party ask yourself these questions:
What do you want your guests to enjoy and remember?
What will be the special things that they did that they talk about all week long?
Even more importantly, what will your son or daughter love the most?
What will they be calling grandma to tell her all about after the party?

These are the things that make up the heart of a great party. Maybe it's a fabulous cake. Maybe it's an absolutely silly game. Maybe it's the location. The heart of a party makes memories. It doesn't have to be wildly extravagant. It doesn't have to cost a lot. It certainly doesn't have to be more work than you are willing to do. A party from the heart comes from the heart.

I want to share one picture of the very happy birthday girl. And this reminds me, don't neglect to take plenty of pictures! You'll capture the great memories you've made for years to come. If you aren't a great photographer or if there is just too much for you to do don't be afraid to recruit another friend or family member to do this job. Thanks for letting me share my ideas this week. Don't forget to take a minute to chime in yourself!

The birthday girl and her new American Girl dog, Honey.

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