I have written before about how my little Bean is a tad obsessed with David Bowie at the moment and so when I quizzed him on what he’d like to do for his birthday, I wasn’t totally surprised when he said a ‘David Bowie’ party! A few sleepless nights ensued as I wondered what on earth I would do with a bunch of 5 year olds at a David Bowie themed party, I mean aside of painting their faces! So I was quite relieved that the more Pinterest-able theme of a ‘Star Wars’ party was eventually picked. ‘Star Wars’ is obviously not an unusual theme for a boy’s party but it is unusual for Bean, given he has not actually watched the film yet!
In all honesty, I found this party the most stressful from all the parties we’ve had before. I don’t know if it’s just the combination of boisterous 5 year old boys or whether the fact that I didn’t know many of the children impacted on this but they just didn’t quite settle. They spent quite a lot of time play fighting, it took a while to encourage them all to play the games and their attention spans were zilch!!