I think the best part about having Jenna's party on a Saturday is that Roland is at home to assist. He is so organized at certain things and comes up with solutions that I’m not creative enough to think about. He really amazes me at times. I think it is only the second party that he’s been to for Jenna. And he actually couldn’t stay for the whole thing the year that she turned three.
I thought we might end up with more adults than children – but as it turned out there were 19 children total. 3 were cousins or brother who did not participate. 5 were sibs and a cousin who had come with the invited guest. So 11 invited guests and I thought I had taken into account for sibs (hadn’t counted on cousins) but not everybody had RSVP’d – and I had taken that into account as well. But still my numbers were pretty off.
It’s the most children that Jenna has ever had at a birthday party. And I suppose it was a success. I’m just always overwhelmed with such a large amount.
We played the Butter Battle game by hitting a balloon back and forth with fly swatters. They seemed to enjoy that a lot. And then we played “Seussical Chairs”. Randy assisted with that one. I was quite grateful at how he enthusiastically took charge.
And just as we finished up with presenting the winner with a prize, Rocko the clown showed up like on cue. And that was exciting.
Jenna’s books didn’t get read, but Rocko did read this poem before Jenna opened her presents. He also made her a really fun balloon hat.
So overall the party was a huge success. My poor birthday girl did get sick last night and so is now moaning in bed. But she did rather well at the party.
Funny how we have had a clown at her party every three years of her life. We didn’t plan it that way – I actually hadn’t thought that until I was chatting with one of her friends earlier this week. I wonder if she’ll want a clown when she’s twelve or fifteen (LOL)