Nieces and nephews come to my home and are unable to identify the food I serve. (“What is edamame?”) These giant teenage children (I used to chase) now barely fit on the loveseat in front of our TV and its uninspired seven channel reception. (“Do you get ESPN?") Other aunts serve pop tarts for breakfast. I serve a double dose of “Save your money for college” and “Don’t get too serious too young. You can’t meet Mr. Right if you’re spending all your time with Mr. Wrong.”
But this past weekend, I may have improved my ranking in the polls. Or… at least I gave it my best shot. For my niece’s birthday, I gave her a DIY Studio Birthday Party. The refreshments: fruit. The décor: creative, craft-heaven blue. The activity: earring making.
Artist extraordinaire Jessica Ramey provided all the supplies, all the know-how, and all the gracious hospitality for my niece and friends to bead, cut, twist, attach and display handmade, personalized earbobs. It was great.
but I finally figured it out:
Need a groovy-cool teen gift.
Go for a groovy-cool teen party.