I'm not a big party planner but, I do enjoy making each birthday a special day. This year Claire had her party before her actual birthday, so she will have another very small celebration this week.
I decided to turn the living room into Claire's Sweet Shop. Everyone got a bag and helped themselves to an assortment of candy. They also were free to eat candy during the party. Only 3 people had cake. Claire had several friends from school and then our dearest, ever present friend Allie from our old neighborhood. She holds a special place in each girl's heart and is invited to nearly every party we have. And she honestly has fun and plays along despite the 6 year age difference with Claire.
Claire shines brightly on her birthday. She is a bit shy at first but then happily enjoys the attention while still making sure everyone else is having a good time. She is happy to do most anything on her special day and she was happy from morning until night. She is sweet, loving and loves candy!