Grandson's Birthday Party

@kareng (7986)
United States
February 22, 2009 6:12pm CST
We had everyone over for my grandson's second birthday yesterday and it turned out to be a nice sunny day despite the weatherman's forecast of rain! Some of you may remember the ordeal about the gift bags. It turned out that my daughter did do the gift bags for the adults but she put my grandson's birthday picture in them, which she was planning on giving family members anyway. So this way she pleased everyone--what can I say? She's a smart girl :) I want to thank everyone that commented on the previous discussion on the gift bags! Here is a picture of my grandson getting ready to blow out the candles on his birthday cake.
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9 responses
• United States
9 Mar 09
kareng the thing to do is have gift bags for the guests at baby showers also. Who knew it is even in the internet as being a good host. My daughter hosted her brother's girlfriend's baby shower and gave gift bags when people left. She put fun things in it and also sonogram photos in the bag. To me that is going way out but I guess it is the thing to do.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Yes, I have seen having gift bags for guests at baby showers and even bridal showers and for the attending kids at birthday parties, but not for adults attending a child's birthday party. That is where the conflict came up. It turned out well though :) Have a wonderful day!
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• United States
20 Mar 09
I do not thing adults need to receive gift bags when they attend a child's birthday party. For my son's 9 or 10th birthday party I went to Costco and bought a bag of gummy worms, baseball cards and something else and white paper bags. I made gift bags up with the gummy worms and base ball cards in it. The boys loved them. I did not give the gift bags out until the boys where ready to leave which was normal. My son did not even know about the gift bags. He loved them also. The stupid gummy worms where the biggest hit. We even let the boys make their own pizza's we got the Boboli pizza crust and sauce and all the toppings and let them go for it. They had not done anything like that and had a ball. My kitchen was a war zone when they where finished but what the heck they had a lot of fun and it did not cost as much as other entertainment would have.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I think everyone loves gummy products! I love the sweet and sour ones too! It sounds like you planned a great birthday party with awesome gift bags! Have a wonderful weekend!
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Precious. How old is your grandson? Looks like between 3 and 5. Handsome little fella. The red head must be Dad. Thank you so much for sharing. At first I thought, ok I am new to MyLot, this must be something Karen did not tell me about, regarding the picture, but thought I would check to see if you forgot to download the picture. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Mary
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi Marylynn! He just made two. He is big for his age and tall, gets that from his dad. And yes, that is his dad standing right behind him. he is a doll!
• United States
23 Feb 09
Thank you for letting me know how old he is. I wasn't sure. Dad and son are both handsome.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Hello Sweets happy birthday to the little one The little ones are so much fun when it's party time..They get sooo excited about everything..Great fun xoxoxoxoxo
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hi raydene, He had a blast at his party and everyone had a good time! Thanks for the birthday wishes! Have a wonderful day!
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
I wish him the very best birthday ever. It is so nice to see our grandkids growing isn't it.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
24 Feb 09
They grow up way too fast though! If only we could keep them pint size..hehe!
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
23 Feb 09
hello kareng thanks so much for keeping us all updated around here at Mylot pertaining to the gift bags. what a neat idea! whoo hoo! thanks so much for also sharing the photograph of your grandson getting ready to blow out his birthday candles. my ten year old son's birthday is this Saturday and he will be eleven years old. i guess that i need to be planning a birthday party myself this coming week. lol it seems like that there is always something going on, birthday parties or a holiday of some kind to celebrate. i enjoy having birthday parties and i enjoy celebrating all of the holidays as well. and i am glad that you-all had a nice sunny day on the day of the birthday party. take care and have a beautiful evening.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
24 Feb 09
It sounds like you will be busy this week doing what I was doing last week! I hope you guys have great weather and have a blast at your son's birthday party! Have loads of fun!
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
Oh the memories we have later. I'm glad the birthday party went so well.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thank you, we couldn't have asked for a better party in all ways! Have a wonderful day!
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I am glad that everything turned out well. It sounds like the whole party was a hit.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Yes, the party went well and everyone had fun. My grandson loved all his gifts and got a nice little stash for his bank account also.
• China
23 Feb 09
hi, i am so glad to read it, happy day to your family. every child is angel,they make us happy and cherish.i want to have a baby, i hope that dream come true early. have a nice day.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Thank you meggiehan. I'm sure your day will come when it is supposed to! Take care and have a wonderful day!
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi Karen, I am so glad you had a wonderful day for your grandson's birthday. The weather cooperated, and you Jambalaya pleased everyone's pallet. That was a great idea about the gift bags, putting the pictures inside for one saved on postage to send them, or gas to drop them off. This way everyone got them at once and was able to take them home. Smart girl indeed. Did you forget to download the picture of your grandson? Have a great evening and week. Hugs Mary
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Grandson's Second Birthday Cake - This is my grandson getting ready to blow out the candles on his birthday cake for second birthday. He had a Thomas cake complete with a little track and engine. It was really cute!
Hi MaryLynn321, yes--I did forget to attach the photo! Bad me! Here it it:) He's a real ham in front of the camera..hehe.