Mama may be on to something.
After years of doing one child's family birthday party, only to have 4-6 weeks pass by and host the second child's birthday party, mama decided it was time for the kidlets to have a joint birthday party with the family this year.
With Mackie's birthday in August and Brax's birthday in October, we opted for the tweener month and hosted the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins for a very casual Sunday afternoon party, complete with outdoor play, pinatas, balloons, ice cream and cake. Perhaps the hardest part of the party was frosting a stubborn homemade vanilla cream cake with whipped strawberry frosting. (I'll take that type of "stress" any day!)
Both babes had a blast and made precious memories with cousins. And the best part? We kept everyone outdoors so our somewhat clean house remained that way!