An abra ca dabra birthday. I have gone to tons of birthday parties where a frail looking man with a black top hat and a wand, shows some overly repetitive magic tricks. Although the younger kids seem to say ooh and aah over it, the older guys just roll their eyes as if they just know how the trick is done.
I have a penchant for cooking, but not the usual indian meals. But the more extraordinary cuisines such as arabian pita bread, japanese sushis, chinese momos, italian pasta, mexican and so on. Of course every item is made once in a few months or so. Anyways, one of my cousins wanted to host a party for her 10 year old boy and she called me to help. I am a little bit crazy. So i pitched in.. not to suggest and help her but to wholly take the reigns of her party in my hands. I decided that since the gender rules are changing, why not try a cooking themed party for her son.
So.. you have decided not to throw a party this time. And your kid is also on board with this.. kudos. But this doesn't mean that you can't make the day special for him/her.
This is one of my favourite themes. I will tell you why. I live in a crowded metropolitan city. So fresh air and open spaces are a treat for us. And these open spaces are very far from the city.
This time he really wanted to invite his school friends. I was scandalised. I am one of those moms who only have a courteous hi, hello kind of relationship with son’s school friends’ moms. To host a party with so many kids along with their parents horrified me. Not the expense or food, but making small talk with other parents just no no no.