I’ve been preparing for my son’s birthday party every year and it feels like I have a ritual on doing this. The most important thing is that, I have the enough time to prepare. I started the preparation from June by buying some of the decorations on e-bay or online party stuffs and that was four months before his birthday. I also made some DIY decorations, because I like making some of the things from scratch. Then I printed some of his baby photos and made a box with his name on it. One week before his party I already hung all the decorations. One day before the party, I have to bake a cake or muffins, blow balloons and run to the grocery store. And of course organizing the house, I mean do some cleaning 🙂 I get some help from my husband of course.
Then during the party day, wake up early and start cooking, a lot of cooking 🙂 That’s how a Filipino – Norwegian celebrates.
A traditional Norwegian food during kids party is having a sausage and a “lompe”. There is no direct translation for that, but its like a tortilla (the one he holds on the picture). Some serves pizzas too. Then cake or ice cream for dessert. It depends on the age of the kids of course. There are some who celebrates in a movie theater, some celebrates on a playground. Simple and easy right?
Here in Norway, their friends or classmates are invited to come to their party. I think when you turn 10 then you are just going to invite all girls or all boys from your class. There are some who celebrates with their families. The guests comes with their gifts or some brings with them some foods or desserts.
In the Philippines, you get some help. They cook, you eat, you invite, then they invite and invite Lol. We have a lot of food during parties. And you have a bunch of families in there who do the cooking and preparations. Dishes are all yours though 🙂 So after the party and still there’s a lot of left over then you can take it home with you too! Food is life during the parties.
How do you prepare during parties?