Unfortunately I've come to the realization that what I had planned isn't necessarily what's going to happen. Her birthday is in a couple weeks... which is also in the midst of when we're supposed to start our kitchen renovation.
Since my husband will be helping out with the kitchen remodel, I'd be on my own throwing a party with my 3 girls plus trying to entertain a dozen or so more kids. I'm thinking it's going to be a much smaller affair now. Just a few friends, probably at a local park (weather permitting) since we can't have it at our house.
I'm just bummed that it's not what I had in mind. I already explained to my daughter that it wouldn't be all the kids from her class but just a few friends instead. I thought she'd be more disappointed, but she really didn't seem to care. Playing at the park with friends sounds like fun to her!
I know it'll still be a fun day... it's all about her having a good time. And she is getting a family birthday celebration out at the Grandparent's house in addition to the small get-together with her friends, so I don't think she'll be lacking in the 'birthday fun' department. I just need to realize that as much as you can try to plan things, you have to leave room for the unexpected and be flexible for any changes that may come up.