I know, I know, I’ve been totally MIA this week. It’s already Thursday for heaven’s sake! But I have a good excuse. Well, I think it’s good anyway. Henry is turning one next week which means that we’ve been busy getting ready for that. You’d think that having a birthday celebration for a one year old wouldn’t be that difficult.
You’d be wrong.
First there was deciding what to do. Do we throw a party? It seemed kind of funny considering he’s too young to know what a party is. And if we threw one, who would we invite? Again… too young to have a list of friends. But at the same time, it’s a big deal you know? At least it is for us.
We finally decided to send out birthday announcements to family because who doesn’t like getting baby pictures in the mail?
Our purpose wasn’t to solicit presents, I promise. We just love doing these cards because they’re inexpensive and fun. And like I said – who doesn’t love getting pictures of babies? Even if they’re grown up babies?
So the announcement went out as did an invitation to a play group which is what I am hosting tomorrow morning. We have regular play groups at church so I invited about 17 other moms (those who usually attend the play group) and their little ones. Yes, we are going to try and fit everyone into this tiny little space:
But I know it can be done since we had around 24 people during our open house last year. It will be cozy, but that’s what makes it fun!
My mom is also flying in tomorrow night just for the weekend so we will have a traditional birthday party complete with balloons and gifts on Sunday. My sweet aunt and cousin will be in attendance and possibly my husband’s sons and their wives too, so it will be a nice visit for everyone.
There, not a bad solution, if I do say so myself. Now I just have to finish getting everything ready. I’m going to try something fun from this cute book (which is HUGE considering I’ve never decorated cakes/cupcakes in my life):
and I’m in the process of making a couple of gifts for Henry so he’ll have something handmade from us (more on that later). And let’s not forget all of the cleaning involved when having company.
So that’s where I’ve been this week. It’s taken a ton of time to get everything going and I’ve done pretty well but I’m starting to get into panic mode so am kicking it into high gear. Now I’m off to make my shopping list – wish me luck!