So March came in like a lion (urgh, go away stormy weathers!) and with it a slew of parties to attend. Hullo 1-year-olds!!!
Our weekends in March have been/are filled with birthday parties to attend, with the last weekend of March seeing 3 birthday parties back to back – Friday/Saturday (Ours!)/Sunday. Woohoo!
Not that I’m complaining.
I love parties! I love food! I love cake! I love good fun! I love shopping for presents! I love celebrations!
There’s something so joyous in the air that makes you want to giggle & smile at everything/everyone you see. Plus everyone seems to look absolutely gorgeous in photos too.
The recent birthday parties that we attended left me gobsmacked. Held at gorgeous hotel ballrooms & cozy cafes coupled with bouncy castle, professional photographers, delectable dessert (spread) tables, balloon sculpting, face painting…the whole nine yards, it succeeded in making me feel tad cheapskate and somewhat ashamed that we’ll be having little man’s big 1 celebration at home with DIY and home-baked/home-cooked goods to boot (20 more days to go, whose counting?)
Impending stress? Definitely.
Should I be concerned? Probably not.
I’ve been so laid-back about the little fella’s upcoming laid-back birthday party that I don’t know whether to feel relief or guilty for not doing more than I should.
I’m neither freaking out that there’s slightly over 2 weeks left to go nor getting stressed nor pulling my hair out as I was during while planning for THE wedding (motherhood does wonders, doesn’t it? :p).
I’m not burning late nights (yet) sorting out photos from birth till present, armed with craft glue to fill his keepsake scrapbook (which I probably won’t be doing …after the last time I almost cried after doing 3 *beautiful* scrap frames back to back in 2 nights).
I’m not second guessing myself on a change of venue as tempting as it is especially after being informed of an ever-expanding guest list (whatever happened to keeping it simple & cozy).
I’m not attempting to make it more ostentatious than it is because…once it starts, it never really stops?
But what I do know is that I’m slowly but surely planning the most awesome birthday party that I can for my soon to be 1-yr-old. And that I have the help of lovely friends who have volunteered to help me put it together. And we’re going to boogie.