Simple

 

I said I was going to keep it simple.

Last year since it was Levi’s first birthday (a big deal for us, more than him) I went all out. Crafting, decorating, baking.

I think I had planned the whole party in my head months before it ever came. Not becuase i was eager for him to turn one, but because I just love throwing parties.

And knowing that “two” is not as big a deal as “one” I had said I’d keep it more low key this year.

I’ve done that… sort of.

At lease far few people are invited this year. That counts, right?

We’re having a cowboy theme party. It actually all centres around an adorable pair of aligator skin cowboy boots that my mom for got Levi while I was still pregnant. She found them in a thrift store and couldn’t pass them up. Indeed, they are too cute.

And since he’s about to grow out of those, I needed to do something to send them out in style.

So cowboy theme it is. (And seriously, Ryan and I love any excuse to dress up hte kiddos in cute gear. Ha!)

I have been crafting, dreaming, cutting, glueing, plannng, etc-er-ing. Yup, I’m excited.

I will probably always be “that mom” that just loves to throw a good party. it’s not that I’m an over-acheiever or anything like that… it’ just that I enjoy it. Truly. I really dig this sort of thing.

So this year’s “simple” really just means that I tried to keep it simiple… and I tried to invite less people. (And of course this year is much more abotu the kids than the grown-ups!)

Party day is tomorrow and I’m ready to get my bandana on.

Can’t wait.

By the way, is it weird taht I’ve already picked a theme for Judah’s 1st birthday party? I’m thinking circus…. We’ll see.

STOP.

Q for you: Are you a planner? Do you love hosting parties as much as I do?

Love,
A

Click Clink Five is a blog by Adriel Booker. | Five minutes a day, unedited. | 2012 All rights reserved. | Adriel also writes on parenting and motherhood at The Mommyhood Memos.

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About Adriel Booker

Writer, speaker, advocate, and non-prof worker. Happily married city-lover, mama, and emoji enthusiast in Sydney, Australia. Author of Grace Like Scarlett (Baker Books, 2018). View all posts by Adriel Booker

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