Particularly, the transition from a child to teen, a.k.a. TWEEN YEARS.
Yes, I have to accept that, my 12 year old is in such a phase. And for a mom, I walk the fine line of treating everything about him, to be not too child-like and not too teen-like yet.
And so when he suddenly blurted out 3 weeks ago that he wanted to "hang-out" and have a "small party" for his friends and classmates, I had to treat the matter delicately just like him and his "transition".
Here is what I eventually came up with...
|Subtle Halloween Birthday|
|With just purple lights on|
|Party Crepes on the wall with wall stickers from TARGET|
|Lighted balloons from WALMART|
|Guest table simple centerpiece|
|Spiders on the wall|
|Cupcakes instead of Birthday Cake|
|Edible jelly creatures|
THE GAME PRIZES AND LOOT BAGS
|Prizes appealing to tweens??!!|
|Goody Bags still welcome no matter the age|
THE PARTY GOERS
It was a successful party overall since all the kids had a blast most especially my son. He thanked me at the end of the party while I was cleaning up, I knew then, I was able to give him the kind of party he wanted - fun, happy, and fit for a tween!
Have a Great Week!
P.S. All bragging aside, I did this in 1 day - I was in post-Madonna mode ( just saw her the night before and got home at 3 am - was like a walking zombie by nightfall) and I guess it gave me the "groove" to just Do it! LOL!!!!