After four days of writing prompts, my creativity is already feeling more loosened up. By the time day 14 comes around, that novel better watch out.
Today’s prompt: Write about a favorite childhood memory.
This is another tough one. I was blessed to have a good (albeit sometimes very unusual) childhood. But one of the first ones that came to mind fits with yesterday’s prompt, so it seemed appropriate.
After Disney’s Beauty and the Beast came out, I was obsessed. So of course it was the theme for my 6th birthday party. We didn’t have a lot of money, but my mom was a creative DYI aficionado so that didn’t matter. Honestly, I think things are better when they’re homemade and require some creativity and elbow grease.
Sadly, I can’t remember much from the party since I was so young, but I do remember some of the clever things my mom made. She had a beautiful gothic mirror that we used for a version of Pictionary. She made my cake and covered it with my beloved Beauty and the Beast figurines. And perhaps the most memorable part of all was the party favors: paint sticks with hand drawn faces, white lace caps, and feathers made to resemble the feather duster in the movie. (I thought I still had mine, but I can’t find it. If I ever do, I’ll post a picture.)
My best friend now was a dear friend of mine then. While we were separated for several years while her parents were missionaries in Belgium, we ended up closer than ever when she returned in her mid-teens. Even now, if you were to ask her about the most memorable birthday party she has ever been to, my 6th birthday party is it.
What is one of your favorite childhood memories?