How does my 6yo organize his sister’s birthday party? (The party!)

Finally, it’s over!

As much as I wanted to say that my 6yo planned the birthday party, I was pretty stressed too. This was his first time organizing a party so we still have to prompt him about a lot of things. I’m still reminding my kids to clear away their toys EVERY single day, so you can imagine!

I could finally have a breather now that the party was over!

Let me share with you what happened during the party.

Overall, the party went quite well. I assumed so because the kids knocked out whole night long and the following day, they had a very long afternoon nap. My husband was really proud that no one was injured. In fact, this was one of our biggest worries!

Before the party

Preparation was done early including filling up the pool before the party started.

During the party

The party started at 3pm, and everyone was on time!

As the kids were all excited to jump into the pool, we decided to do cake cutting first so that we didn’t need to worry about possible mishaps such as someone ran into the cake and knocked it over.

We ordered a plain drip cake in light blue and decorated it with some Frozen figurines. Our birthday girl was really excited and happy with all her friends around.

Happy birthday to the birthday girl!


Next, we have safety briefing by the husband. As most kids were dropped off by their parents for the party, the kids clearly outnumbered the adults. The safety briefing was crucial to ensure all children were safe all the time, especially during play time at the pool and our DIY Playhouse.

Alas! I couldn’t find photos of my husband giving the safety briefing. But I assured you he was pretty long-winded!

Play time for the kids!

And it’s play time!


Was K Jin in charge of anything during the party? N-O. I didn’t have the confidence that he would prioritize responsibilities over play on that day.

However, as the kids were fully occupied with activities – playhouse, water play, sand pit, etc, the adults managed to have decent conversations – which is really rare for parents.

Would I do this again? Absolutely YES!

Stay tuned for my final post next week whereby I’ll share what I’ve learned throughout this journey of having my son organized the birthday party!

Author: Grace Tan
Grace quit her lecturing job to be a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) after her student reminded her that she only has six years of her children’s life to be their best friend as thereafter it’s their friends who shape their life. Being a hyperactive person who stays at home by choice, Grace is breaking the epitome of ‘being a good employee equates working in the office’ by leading by example. Grace is an entrepreneur who has started a few businesses and she puts SAHMs in mind in every employment that she creates.

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