Oriental Trading provided products for review. As always, my opinions are my own.
My oldest (birth) child turned 6 recently. Yes, SIX (insert hyperventilating here). Birthdays are a big deal around here. We have five kids currently in our home, so birthdays are each kiddos’ special day. Now, that doesn’t mean I shell out tons of money and I have learned throughout the years that I don’t have to stress about every detail.
The kids and I discuss the kind of party they want and the theme. If I am being honest, the kids have ‘plans’ for years worth of future birthdays…it is fun to think of themes with them. The boys love Power Rangers and K’s favorite is always the Red Ranger (red is his favorite color, of course). A party at a local karate dojo was the perfect venue for this birthday party theme! I plan in advance and because of that, I was able to get an amazing deal for a party on Groupon. The expiration could have presented a problem (I seriously plan THAT far in advance sometimes) but a quick call to the company confirms the party just had to be BOOKED by the expiration. Easy enough!
I was a bit concerned, because, I worried there would be a lack of Red Ranger/Power Ranger items in the market; and getting crafty was wasn’t in the cards. Luckily, my old friend, Oriental Trading, came to the rescue. There were more than enough specific themed items and some of the suggestions the site showed worked perfectly, too. For example, the ninja warriors and red lollipops worked as great additions to the goody bags.
The biggest hit was, by far, the Red Power Ranger Stand Up. It didn’t hurt that, at the end of the party, the Red Ranger visited the birthday group, either (included in the party package!). Yes, the ‘Power Ranger’ visit was a bit hokey and could have been way better executed (the female instructors painted nails were a dead giveaway), but the kids seems to like it, regardless. Later, in the car, K told me he knew the ‘Power Ranger’ was the main instructor. When I asked him how he knew, he responded with a huge smile, “Well, Mom, she left for a long time. Then the Red Ranger showed up while she was gone. I think we both know what happened”. So this is six…
Happy Birthday to me smart, sweet, amazing boy!