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C'est la Vie: The Anatomy of a Birthday

Some birthdays just seem to take on a life of their own. My daughter's eighth birthday is a prime example. Last week was filled from beginning to end with birthday fun! It started with a grandpa sponsored shopping trip in which she purchased her first pair of skinny jeans. She is a self-declared fashionista so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. That was Sunday. Her birthday wasn't until Wednesday... and her party wasn't until Friday! We definitely had birthday on the brain.

She had decided a couple of months ago that she would have an American Girl tea party for her birthday. Turning eight with dollies and tea sounded like a perfect party and it received full "mom approval." We made the invitations with all the trimmings from the American Girl craft department at Michael's craft store. The date was set and the invitations were sent. Then, time for all of the glorious details (that is, if you like details). So in honor of my daughter and her very special birthday party, I'm working on a short series of birthday posts that I hope will inspire you and help you to organize your next party with a bit more ease!

Tomorrow, we'll talk about the "brain" of the party - the organizing and details.
Wednesday, we'll deal with the "hands and feet" - what to do and when to get ready.
Thursday, we'll think about the "heart" - what you want your guests to enjoy and remember.
Friday, we'll feed the "stomach" - food! The most important part of any party.

This should make for some great discussion! Please leave a comment with your own tips or sharing a favorite party that you've hosted!

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