The least few occassions we have gone to various birthday parties at different locations. Hansel and Gretel being one of them where the kids had a great time being all over the place.
While this is all very good and convenient- I have always liked to do it at home, organise all the games myself and look at various return gifts, various food options.
Until the other day when, we were off to a Pizza Hut Birthday party.
So said Tejas- everyone has a birthday party where we go somewhere, play and eat.
Me- Do you like that? do you want to have your birthday in those places or at home?
Tejas- just shrugged his shoulders and said I don't know.
Another day and we were invited to Ojas' classmate's birthday party at Pizza Hut again.
A milestone indeed. My first rider given to the Mom was that I have twins and perhaps they are not yet ready to go separate ways and that both of them would not like to be going/ left alone.
The excitement was on the entire week with the two brothers- Ojas had got the invite which had Ben 10 theme all over the place. And since they had already attended another Pizza Hut party, they knew what to expect or hope- a Ben 10 bottle/ pencil box etc
What I found the most reassuring with this party was that the crowd was familiar for the kids. I saw them participating in musical chairs- a first - because the two of them never ever participate.
They sat with their classmates and pretty much took care of themselves without me standing over their heads shoving food into their mouths.
Now that sets me thinking. Should the next birthday party be with their school crowd?
And I simultaneously die thinking of the crowd for 2 classes at one go apart from the building crowd.