Well, the party's over, the cake has been eaten, (well almost) the girls have all gone home and I'm putting my feet up and having a much needed glass of wine and a few pieces of chocolate. (This might be a slight understatement).
Today, was Little Bird's belated trampolining birthday party, and after a bit of initial stress at not knowing who was coming and who wasn't, it all went pretty smoothly and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
It was a little expensive, but we figured that this was probably the last party she would have of this kind, as her next birthday will be her 13th and she and her friends will probably no longer want 'the olds' hanging around with them, they'll probably want to be off to the cinema, nail bar or shopping on their own by then. As a consequence, the expense didn't seem so bad. Besides, we just have the one child, so it's not an expense that has to be repeated for any siblings.
It's now Saturday night and after spending the whole of yesterday and most of this morning cleaning the house before Little Bird's friends arrived, and after spending the afternoon trying to keep our plans running smoothly, I can now finally sit back and relax.
I must admit I'm not the best at hosting parties. I'm definitely not a party animal myself and get quite stressed by the whole thing, but everything considered it seemed to go okay. Little Bird seems to be of the opinion that it was her best birthday party ever, so if she's happy, then so are we.
I've kicked my shoes off, put my feet up and it's now time for me to relax and unwind, enjoy my clean and tidy house and spend the rest of the weekend doing just as I please. Hooray!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Hopefully, normal blogging will resume from tomorrow.