Long ago we established a tradition of giving our children a “Friends Party” on their 5, 10, and 15 year birthdays. When we only had six children, this system resulted in one or two parties per year, which I loved.
Of course, every year the children have a family celebration that includes choosing a sweet cereal for breakfast, selecting the menu for dinner, including the cake and ice cream, and getting gifts. Grandparents and other special friends often join us for dinner.
This year Ladybug planned her ten year party and next year Honeybee will plan an eleven year party. Ladybug debated for a long time and finally chose to have a camping birthday party. The girls came home muddy, smelling like the campfire, and happy as could be.
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