My son turned nine so we gave him a little birthday party. My parents were in town so we invited a few friends, ordered pizza and had some cake.
This year I was going for simple. I asked my son what kind of party he wanted to have and he said, "Doctor Who." This made me very happy. I love that he loves Doctor Who like I do but there was an issue with having a Doctor Who birthday party. I couldn't just go to my local party store and get everything. If I wanted to go all out I would have to pay a lot online for the stuff or be super creative.
Now I don't want to knock anyone that can get super creative with birthday parties. I just don't really have it in me. I see what people can do, but this year I wanted simple and I wanted to keep it inexpensive.
This is what I ended up doing.
I went to my local bookstore and bought some Tardis lights. Yes they were more than I wanted to pay but I figured we could put them up in my son's room after the party. My friend makes cakes so she made a Tardis birthday cake for him. I also got blue plates, napkins, cups and all of that.
The kids came, played, had cake, watched him open gifts and then left with a small goody bag.
It was lovely and a lot less stress for me.