I LOVE planning parties. Well, I loved planning parties when I had more time on my hands. I get all into the theme and can spend hours just researching and coming up with ideas for party favors and decorations. The Baker shakes his head and counts the dollars while I drift off into my happy place...party planning. We do have an every other year birthday party rule but last year our May birthdays were a big bust. It was supposed to be a big party year but we had the unfortunate experience of losing a job right before Charlie's 2nd Birthday and Nora's 5th Birthday. We went low key...just our family for Charlie and Nora had 3 little girls over for an impromptu tea party. No fancy decorations, no fancy favors...basically no "fancy" at all. It turned out that Nora loved the small party and even though I told her she could do a "real" party this year, she wants to do exactly what she did last year with just a few more frills. She's all about American Girls so she wants to have a tea party with her friends and her dolls and of course, everything will need to be pink. If I have it my way, I will be going overboard on the decorations.
I keep seeing this Polyvore thing out there in the blog world and you know how I really need another time sucker. I started playing around with it and it's so much fun. I decided to put a little party plan inspiration board together because I have nothing else to do with my time. No laundry needs to be done, the house is perfectly clean, all orders are filled...right? Anyway, wouldn't a party like this be lovely??
Charlie's Birthday is actually the week before Nora's and despite the fact that all the other parents will think I am crazy, I have my heart set on a Candy Land themed party. It will probably just end up family and a few close friends so I think everyone can deal. There's really nothing Charlie loves more than stuff that will rot his teeth out so it's perfect for him. And seriously fun party planning for me. Candy buffet anyone??
Gotta get started...May will be here before I know it.