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