Our little girl has just turned 4 years old and we celebrated it with a good old backyard party.
It was themed as the popular PJ Mask and my sisters pitched in and hired an entertainer to come dressed as Eme’s favourite cartoon character – Owlette!
You should have seen the wide smile and big eyes on her face as Owlette popped out from the corner.
I’ll never forget that for the rest of my life.
This made me think about the innocence of youth.
Our daughter Emelina is newly 4 years old and believes everything you tell her.
She believes in Santa, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny and all the other make believe things we grew up adoring.
There will be a time when she realises how the world actually works.
She might be at school and one of her friends will tell her that Santa’s not real.
Or may be an older cousin will find out the truth and share the news with her.
Maybe she busts Mum and Dad slipping the presents under the Christmas tree not Santa and Rudolph.
Or Mum and Dad might accidentally slip that the tooth fairy is not real.
When that day comes I know that little spark in my little girl’s eyes will change… forever.
I guess that’s why I was so moved when she reacted the way she did when she saw the ‘real’ Owlette at her party.
She was absolutely convinced it was Owlette from TV and Emelina hardly let her out of her reach as the entertainer was playing games and organising the kids.
I highly recommend the entertainers and you can find them at Magical Princess Entertainment.
She did a great job and will look to have them host a Party again in the future!
So a little about the actual party….
We had a backdrop which I built and it took me an hour and a bit to piece together with a balloon garland 🙂
I ordered the backdrop off UBACKDROP which arrived within 1 week from when the order was made.
Having a large family we had plenty of hands on deck to help with preparing the food and drinks.
Special shout out to my Mum for all her hard work and great help (couldn’t do it without you!), my Aunty for always supplying seafood and her special Island drink Otai, my sisters Kathy and Taina for their help and Vikki for putting the cake and cupcakes together within hours 😉
These events do not go to plan unless I have my supporters to assist. THANK YOU!
Believe it or not I have already thought about Eme’s 5th and 6th birthday party themes.
I guess I have more fun then her planning her birthdays then she does actually celebrating it 🙂
Emelina please enjoy your childhood before the you join the rest of us in the real world!
In the real world where you can be disappointed.
In the real world the curiosity and wonder diminishes with each day 🙁
Stay where you are where there is magic and wonder my beautiful little girl.
Happy birthday Eme.
Don’t ever grow up.
Mum, Dad and your brother Kyneton.