Mazzy’s birthday was on December 9th and her birthday party was on December 6th, so I figured January 12th (over a full month later) would be the perfect time to blog about it.
It also coincides nicely with when I finally got around to sending Mazzy’s “thank you” cards, so at least the parents of the kids who attended aren’t like— Oh, she has time to blog about her daughter’s party but not enough time to send us thanks for the gifts her daughter received??? SOUNDS LEGIT.
Yes, I think about these things. And no, I’m sure none of the parents really cared. But with the cards in the mail, I now feel safe to say— let’s talk about Mazzy’s 6th birthday party!
Doesn’t she look SO GROWN UP?!
It was a Disgust themed party. More specifically, a “Disgusting Cooking Party” and if that makes no sense to you, you probably haven’t seen Inside Out.
Mazzy has seen Inside Out about 1000 times and would be happy to explain the plot to you if necessary.
While I wait for Mazzy to gather her thoughts, I’ll just say that the Disgust character is green so EVERYTHING at this party was green.
A big step away from pink, I KNOW!
The party was at Freshmade NYC, a cooking studio for kids, which also happens to have a lot of green decor (including a huge EAT sign), which made it truly the perfect venue.
Little Miss Party helped me as always, by strategizing and setting up some simple decor ideas, like big green balloons with pink handkerchiefs tied around the neck, just like the character.
If you think this is too subtle for a kid to appreciate, you are wrong. Here’s a pic of Mazzy when she saw the balloons.
If you can’t hear her, she said, “LOOK!!! THOSE BALLOONS HAVE PINK HANDKERCHIEFS TIED AROUND THEM JUST LIKE DISGUST!!!!!”
Little Miss Party is a genius.
The kids were instructed on how to use kid-friendly cooking knives from Curious Chef (which we put in the gift bags too)…
Blended basil in a food processor…
Hand made pasta…
Well, at least she tried it.
While the food cooked, the kids all sat down for story time where they read “I Do Not Eat the Colour Green!“.
Mazzy had 25 kids at her party so was I incredibly impressed that they all sat still and paid attention. Kudos to the story teller.
Harlow did get up and dance a bit.
The two tiered green cake was made by Sheri from Sweet Little Cake Shop, who follows me on Instagram and volunteered her services after I complained about how expensive it was to make Harlow’s cake (which was also Inside Out themed.)
A huge thank you to Sheri for totally coming through on the perfect party centerpiece.
Mazzy loved it, OBVIOUSLY.
So did Harlow.
Mazzy had an amazing time at her party and was totally in her element— surrounded by friends and eating up the attention.
Harlow, on the other hand, had a more difficult time, since apparently Harlow hates parties. (Or she just gets really tired around 4pm.)
At a certain point, she got cranky and wanted me or Mike to hold her, which was frustrating because I wanted to be free to enjoy the party as much as Mazzy.
Ah well, no day is perfect.
But Mazzy’s Disgusting Party came pretty close.
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