..the brat’s bday party..
As usual, us being us, over did the food, so much that we gave away pav bhaji to
the neighbours and watchmen and still have pav left to make pavizza for dinner
the next day..
But that not withstanding, I think the kids did have a great time!
Venue: Our house
Number of kids: 12
Age range: 1.5 years to 10 years(mostly from the building, two of R’s daycare’s
Throw the ball into the tub
Pick up the straws which are scattered (thanks to Mon for the idea)
Passing the parcel (stopped halfway due to dance demand)
Cake (Dora cake from Monginis – dont ask the cost, I have fainted thrice already)
Pav bhaji made at home
Chips store bought
One packet of gems which comes in that ball (yes yes yes, I am trying to stop
this trend of giving expensive return gifts!)
Timing :6.30 to 8.30 officially (but guests arrived only at 7.15!!! and left at 9.15 PM)
The morning was spent going to the temple and then the market to pick up veggies
for the pav bhaji (RD and my FIL got enough green chillies to last 3 lifetimes,
but we shall not dwell on that)
We spent the afternoon decorating..unfortunately, I had got horrid quality
balloons (kanjoosi says RD, but I pretend not to hear) so we used crepe ribbons
extensively..R decorated a bit of it herself!
We spent the later part of the afternoon making the pav bhaji thanks to our cook
who helped out a lot!
We spent the evening in the party..one of the mothers who had come along was
great help..she handled the kids when I was doing the food inside and she made
them dance and have fun…
In short, the kids had a lot of fun, R was very happy and RD managed to clear off
his tiredness by going for a beer with friends AFTER clean up! Some people are
In laws were immense help from arranging to decorating to putting the last plate
in the shelf!
Drawback of such a super party – Amma, we will do it next time also okay???
Sometimes I wish I drank alcohol!