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.
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.
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.
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:
On to planning for next year! Hello Pinterest!