In Summary
  • I played the cool host; donned in a blue tee shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
  • The mom wore a flowing blue mermaid dress that accentuated her curves, a smile permanently planted on her face.

On the first Saturday of October 2015, my wife and I threw a birthday party for our son. He was turning one, his first ever birthday on planet earth.

It happened that his birthday fell in a season we ran into some lucrative business deals and payments had been made, so there was disposable money to spend.

Being our first born, and his first birthday, we reckoned it was not a bad idea to break the bank and throw him something even people with drug money would envy. We coded it BB (Blue Birthday).

FLOWING WITH CHILDREN

Our house was flowing with children from other households in the estate that Saturday, as well as those that accompanied their invited parents.

Funny how one time you are all partying together as young, wild and free souls the next you are coming together, each with a young one it tow.

I played the cool host; donned in a blue tee shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

The mom wore a flowing blue mermaid dress that accentuated her curves, a smile permanently planted on her face.

The birthday boy was all blue as well, including the bib that hung around his neck. The outfits were purposely chosen as a theme because we figured the colour is masculine, and he loved the blue fish in Disney’s Finding Dory.

BOUNCING CASTLE

A bouncing castle sat on the cabro, manned by a young man sent by whoever we hired it from.

The kids spent 99 per cent of the day hopping up and down the castle, only coming over for snacks and food. As the day wore on, the children retreated back to their homes, leaving mature men and women dancing to loud music while wielding glasses with frothing liquids.

The birthday party to a one-year-old went past midnight, and one of our guest rooms turned into a nursery for their snoring babies.

By the time the last guest left we had spent yes but felt fulfilled, save for the fact that the actual birthday boy had slept off way earlier than 8pm like the event did not mean anything to him.

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