A birthday party at home for our 7 and 5 year olds


I don’t know what it is about October, but I feel like those birthdays just sneak up on me. It gets to the end of September and I’m like “ahhh…birthday party…we need to plan something!” 

The girls were asked what they wanted, and just like the last four years, they wanted a bounce house rented at our house. They wanted to invite their friends and just hang out, so boom, that’s what they got. It’s easy for us; get some snacks, cupcakes, a pinata, drinks, adult beverages and just hang out. Just like their sister, this year, we requested donations to the Make-A-Wish foundation in lieu of gifts.

Mr. Serious took the girls to the store and they picked out this little unicorn. Turns out unicorns aren’t the best (you’ll see why in a minute).

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

And, just so you know, the boys and the girls equally like the pink and purple colored bounce house. They really don’t care what color it is, they just jump around like crazy!

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

Somebody didn’t want her presence documented at her party.

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

A nice bonus? We have an old, not all that cool swing set that the kids loved! The tire swing got a ton of use, and I had to look away as they went around and around and around.

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

Then, there was the pinata. That poor unicorn. About three kids in and he was totally decapitated. We were sad for the unicorn, but let the little girl who took his head off take it home (although it sort of freaked me out in a Godfather kind of way). So, we strung the unicorn body back up and the kids went to town.

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

Such action. She did make a little candy fall out, but our tried and true older friend was the one that finally beat the unicorn into submission and released all of the goodies for the kiddos. (always, always make sure the rules are clear about running to the candy after the baseball bat or stick is on the ground. Those kids go crazy!)

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

Then store bought cupcakes..yep, it’s been a crazy two weeks and I just couldn’t commit. We added sprinkles, so I think that counts as pseudo-homemade. 

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

A planning tip that worked well for us? The party was partially during E’s naptime. So, she went down for a nap, we got everything ready and got the party started. Then, she woke up and was able to enjoy the tail end of it without us worrying about her getting bounced around the bounce house.

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

At the end of the day, I asked my grandma to get a family picture of us. Well…that turned out well.

Birthday party for a 7 and 5 year old at home

Happy 7th and 5th girls. Thanks for joining our family and growing with us.

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  1. That looks like a fantastic party! Happy Birthday girls!

  2. grandma pat says:

    another great Serious birthday party

  3. Deb Meenach says:

    I love simple but fun birthdays!! Where did you rent your bounce house? Any suggestions? Hope you are feeling well!!

  4. I should try to get bounce house for my daughters birthday at the end of the month! We finally have a yard for one! I love that last photo of yall. All the kids faces are so cute!

  5. I love the idea of a pinata!! It looks like so much fun!

  6. Oh how I miss those days. We had a Birthday party this weekend. A B-day for a teen has way less photo ops. It is a different kind of fun now.

  7. Mr. Serious says:

    Awesome post. It was a great party!

  8. I love the unicorn pinata! Kids love bouncy houses for some reason, I like that it keeps them occupied and also it does a great job at tiring them out. Looks like a great time was had by all at the party!

  9. Sounds like a truly amazing party! Precious!

  10. love the idea of no gifts. We’ve done charity events and it is nice to see people give back. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday!

  11. The family photo turned out perfect; it looks like real life! I love the pinata. It’s really cute and reminded me of My Little Pony. Looks like a really fun birthday party!

  12. That looks like such a fun party! And I totally love the unicorn pinata! Pseudo cupcakes! Love it!

  13. Ha ha, I think that family photo is the icing on the pseudo-homemade cupcake! 🙂 Seriously though, your girls are adorable and the party looked like so much fun!

  14. Aww, looks like it was a fun birthday! It must be nice to be able to combine their parties. Hah, I love the family photo!!

  15. What a fun party!!!! Happy birthday to your sweet girls!!!

    1. I have friends that celebrate in the spring/summer to be able to have a swimming party, etc…even for their winter birthdays:)

  16. The unicorn piñata looks like it was a big hit and lots of fun! And a bounce house, too?! What a birthday celebration!

  17. Hahaha. I am dying that the little girl took home the unicorn head. Totally creepy in a Godfather sort of way.

  18. looks like yall have a great yard.. and great weather for the party… broxtons is in February, so that stinks for an outdoor party

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