Am I the only mother out there who genuinely DISLIKES planning their children’s birthday parties? The mere thought of it puts me into panic mode…food, guest list (and hopefully not hurt feelings in the process), invitations, decorations, let’s not forget the money it will cost. Gosh, these birthday parties are starting to feel like small weddings! Small-wedding-birthday-parties= crazy mother who know one wants to be around! Seriously!! What happened to the days of pizza, a 2 liter of pop and a few giggly friends? Can those days please come back into style?! (Maybe some of this cynicism is coming from the fact that I just threw this wee-one’s birthday party this weekend!)
Just so you know, I’m not a total Debbie downer…I do enjoy the JOY it brings my little ones! They love talking about it months before it’s here and I love how special it makes them feel. The “happy dance” and squeals as the first guest arrives makes the stress quickly subside! I just wish I could avoid the stress in the first place!
Also, I LOVE attending the really adorable, Pinterest-looking parties! I ooooh and ahhhh the whole time I’m there. I think those moms must have magic wands similar to those used by the fairies in Sleeping Beauty to throw Aurora’s birthday party. Seriously, if you know where I can pick one of those up, let me know!
So, you party planning gurus (I know you are cursing me for the first paragraph…lol) I need some help! Maybe, I’m missing something…remember when I gave you this Christmas shopping advice? Today, I need your help and advice! What are your tips for party planning? How can I simplify and just enjoy? Also, feel free to tell me to suck it up…maybe it is what I need to hear!