Saturday, August 08, 2009

Happy Birthday to You (Or Me)

Happy Birthday to Me

No, today is not my birthday, but today I will be talking about my best birthday.


Well, let me see… All of my birthdays are pretty memorable…

Like last year. Last year’s birthday was one of my best birthdays because all of my closest friends were able to come over, and we just had a great time.

But I think I’m going to talk about my fifth birthday because it was so long ago, and I still remember it clearly. If I can still remember it clearly after all these years, then it must have not only been pretty memorable, but it must have been pretty good, too.

All of my preschool friends came, and we had the usual party games – piñata, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey…

The piñata (which was a giant green bird) was normal – a bunch of five-year-olds rushing forward to get the candy, but I distinctly remember this game of Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.

I had chosen this game when my parents and I had gone shopping for birthday games, favors, and decorations. Yet when it actually came time to play the game, I did not want to play at all. I didn’t understand how you could actually pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey when you were blindfolded. But I was convinced to play, so I just kind of placed the tail on the plastic that the donkey was on. And wouldn’t you know it. I took the blindfold off, and I had perfectly pinned the tail right on that donkey.

So when you’re five, and all your friends are there, you’re playing fun party games, and you get to eat chicken nuggets and cake galore, then I think you have the best birthday ever.

Any favorite birthdays out there?

Alyssa Montgomery


Pam Ripling said...

My 30th. My hubby threw a surprise party for more with lots of my friends, at a great restaurant. I was SO surprised!

I've thrown a few surprise parties, as well. Am thinking of throwing one for my little sister, next January. What do you think?


ps: SHHH!

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Alyssa Montgomery said...

I think that surprise parties are the best! I helped throw one for my best friend once, and he was so surprised!