This is Maximus at his very own private photo shoot that he’s dad spent hours to make and set up and get a nice cake for! He did great and the big party came and he fell asleep and never smashed his own 1st birthday cake. Well, now for Social (second child syndrome) I am struggling to get and do all these things that we did so eagerly for Max (first-born syndrome).
We scheduled a time to take some nice pictures of her and it stormed and stormed on our night. Now, her party is 2 weeks away and we may only get those pictures from her actually party. I really hope she can stay awake and have a great time smashing her cake.
I don’t know how other moms feel but I feel like there is all this pressure to give your kid this huge party EVERY year! It’s like at least $300 to throw a minimalist party. If you want a bounce house or a gym then you are looking at $500. I think that I must, NO, I know that I’m cheap. I want to wait to spend that money on a great party on a cool age that my child and friends and family will remember. Not, at the age of 1 and 3!
So, we are having a party in the park! There will be food and cake. I will have table covers and some balloons. There will be some attempt to give her a theme but my theme is “don’t go over board”. I think we will have a girl version of “Under the Sea”. We will bring some balls and games and of course there is the playground. It’s only 2 hours! I want to see my family and friends smiling and laughing and of course wishing our baby girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
If you expect to have a goody bag to take home; you better grab a soda and sandwich for later! Enjoy the food and don’t worry I won’t complain when I come to your party and there’s no goody bag. In fact, I will thank you later.
with love and kindness,