We’re excited to welcome our first guest blogger, Tamara from Three M Parties!
A few days ago, I was having a conversation with my six-year old son – he’s the youngest of my three children and definitely the most outspoken. He asked me if I loved him. My answer was an emphatic “yes!” He then asked if I loved his siblings, naming each of them. Once again, my answer was “yes.” That sounds like a sweet little conversation most moms have with their kids occasionally, right? It didn’t end there. He then said, “But you love me the most, right?” How does one even answer that? I told him that I love all of them equally. He didn’t want to hear that. He wanted to know who I love the most – and he wanted a name!
I was able to wiggle my way out of that one somehow. When I’m asked about my favorite party themes, I can answer that question much easier. One of the unique things about Three M Parties is, aside from having many themes to choose from, our clients aren’t just limited to the themes on hand. When parents aren’t quite sure what kind of party they want, we talk with them about what the child’s interests are. Sometimes the result is a Posh Puppy Party where the kids decorate jewelry boxes with puppy shaped embellishments and make bracelets with dog charms attached. Sometimes the result is a collection of games and activities (like swinging from an Indiana Jones-style rope across a “snake pit”) from the birthday child’s favorite LEGO themes. Our goal is always to host a party that reflects the child’s personality and/or interests.
One of my favorite themes is our Glass Slipper Princess Party Ball. We designed some creative games that help the story of Cinderella come to life. The girls actually feel like they are a part of the story. They even get an invitation to the ball! We also have a Cinderella character who can come to the party. Once, I overheard a birthday girl talking to her dad, who had just returned home from work, about her Princess Party. She said, “Daddy, the REAL Cinderella was here!” Moments like that remind me how fortunate I am to have this job.
Another favorite is our Star Wars Party. I’m not a sci-fi buff, but as a mom of two boys, I’ve watched every Star Wars movie. The reason this is one of my favorites is it’s action-packed. The party guests go through a series of training activities, all in preparation for their big lightsaber duel with Darth Vader. Because he’s Darth, he comes in through a cloud of fog/smoke with the Imperial March playing. I have to say, you feel like a bona fide rock star when you can get Darth Vader to show up at your party!
Our All (American Girl) Dolled Up Party rounds out my top three favorites. I adore everything about the American Girl characters. Their stories are so rich with history. Each girl has a story of hope, bravery, and triumph to share. Watching the girls with their dolls is a wonderful experience. Those years that they cherish their play time and interaction with their dolls is quite special. It’s soon replaced by trips to the mall and cell phones.
We are happy to be a part of those days while they last.