Not having given myself much planning time, the party that night was pretty last minute, but it turns out 10-year-old boys aren’t so tied up in the details as moms are. Parties just happen to be my thing, so yes, I am tied up in all the details. Details are my life’s blood I’m pretty sure.
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We bought a cake at a local bakery and revamped it a little to fit the party. Twine and mint Lifesavers created a dock’s buoy thingie, blue Happy Birthday candles were a little like water, and a newspaper sail added a extra texture.
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We ate on the deck and I tried to think of a “nautical menu” and the only thing that came to mind was a sand and surf menu, so grilled steak and salmon it was–you only turn 10 once, right? I pulled a few things I already had from the storage room and added some red, white, and blue paper products from Target.
Tears of joy.