Celebrating 2 years of Munchkin!

Blowing out candles at the big bash!

Last week we had a Serb style celebration for the little “halfling”. It turned out perfect with very little stress on my part as I realized I could do little to make it something I am used to.

What is the point of swimming up-stream only to be eaten by a grizzly? none, so I let the hubby do it all. I am not stupid. I have discovered that I can do the decorating and leave the rest to Baba and the Muz so they have the kind of party to which they are accustomed.

 

I made one comment on wanting to make cupcakes instead of having a cake, The reply was a firm, “NO!” There must be a cake and Baba will make it.  We all have out traditions, and apparently the Muz likes his mom’s cakes. After she makes them I always remember why. They are so YUMMY! Millie thinks so too! A two piece minimum for her at all times is to be expected.

It was a particularly long day and the little one had to have a nap during the 12 hour ordeal.

Sleeping Beauty. Notice the lace dress. She had to take it off later for more casual jumping friendly atire A.K.A. tights and a t-shirt.

Twelve hours is not the usual time for a birthday party here, but this was not a normal party. Baba and Deda arrived at noon. Some friends arrived early and then we had some very late adult arrivals. Kids had been gone for ages.

Parties here are more for the adult males than the kids I reckon.  They will tell you it is for everyone, as they ignore life around them, talk loudly, drink excessively and notice little around themselves.  I will never get over the culture shock attached to children’s birthday parties I suppose.

The end of the long evening close to midnight. Clearly a two-year old Birthday party.

I am really glad I am not a Serbian female as I was merely the baby sitter rather than the chief server and baby sitter.

four little monkeys

As it was last year, Jumping on the bed and making the bedroom into the new playroom was part of the celebration. When they all decided to snuggle I couldn’t resist the urge to capture the moment digitally.

I think that is the best part of the party. I love that kids are so ready to snuggle and the parents let them!

Here are a few more for the Bloggy Birthday album:

cool Bday headband!

Balloon Showgirl!

Nomm Nomm YUMMYness

On to planning for next year! Hello Pinterest!

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5 thoughts on “Celebrating 2 years of Munchkin!

  1. That is the biggest mamma of a birthday cake I have ever seen 🙂 I miss those party snuggles. I think I’ll sort out a pyjama party with a few girlfriends here – after all, I’ve already got the onesie…
    I never invited boys, and particularly not grown-up ones. They eat all the Smarties.

    • Hmm, It was always pizza, popcorn and movies. Oh, how a sleep over would be so much fun! but I think I would have to arrange a trip with my girls to get something close to a PJ party! We all have little ones that would make it hard to manage at home.. Well, plus they don’t have that tradition here! how sad!! I have already discussed it with friends so Millie will have that experience! It really is a must! and indeed! That onesie should get get some exposure since the Mr. isn’t a fan. 🙂 Wine and onesies with friends sounds like a brilliant time!

  2. That cake looks amazing!

    For a few years, my mum made me have a barbecue for my birthday. Most of the guests were HER friends. I hated that MY birthday was all about the adults…

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