5th Birthday Blues – Cinderella vs. Toy Story

I am sure (actually I am hoping, not sure) there are other moms out there who have been through this. After a year’s pleading for a Cinderella themed birthday party as she turns 5, my daughter saw Toy Story 3 (and 1 and 2) and can think of nothing but a Toy Story birthday party. All the pride I took in saying that I was a “plan-aheader”  has sunk down to the hem of my skirt and I am stuck with party supplies, craft supplies and (not to mention) tons of ideas for a Cinderella party (that I want to plan more for myself than for her…lol) while my daughter now wants to get a Jesse costume and go to a Pizza Planet (anyone know where to find one exactly like the one in the movie?).

With only 15 days to go, I am trying my best to convince her to stick to Cinderella and trying to think ways of incorporating TS in it. The best way I can do that is to give her the over-priced action figures as a birthday gift. So, I am browsing away on eBay to find some lower priced alternatives for the $60-$80 ones available on Amazon. Here’s hoping the birthday party goes well!