Friday, March 11, 2011

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Tomorrow we host a children’s birthday party so the house will be full of nine-year-old girls for the afternoon after they’ve been horse-riding in the morning and, yes, they will stay overnight. Sunday breakfast will be hell. 

Children’s parties these days often have a theme and live entertainment. We’re thinking along these lines:

The photo – click on it for an enlargement – is by David Mercado/Reuters and shows a member of the “Diablada Autentica” during the Carnival parade in Oruro, 200 km south of La Paz, Bolivia, on 5 March. For other parents with the same problem, there are more inspirational/aspirational photos like this – from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Carnival in Rio – at The Big Picture.


laughykate said...

SO! Is she getting a pony or not ? (Told her you'd be absolutely fine about it living in your veggie garden. And don't worry, I do have her best interests at heart, I did say a unicorn would be pushing it).

Stephen Stratford said...

No pony. But she is getting riding lessons. Thin end of the wedge if you ask me.