Some people say Mom's are crazy for planning their child's birthday party months in advance, I say they are smart! A turns two in three weeks and I am going nuts trying to get everything together. This will probably be the last birthday I am here, so I have to make it special. And it's the last year we can do separate parties* without A noticing.
I have her birthday party outfit picked out. Party plates, cups, and napkins in bright pretty colors. The goody baskets were ready. Then I made the guest list and realized there would be 70 or so people attending, and all the sudden I didn't have enough goody baskets or space to have the party at the reserved party place.
So, I have decided to rent a pavillion at a local park, rent a moon bounce, and cook out by the lake. The problem with all that? The date I wanted (June 22nd) was booked. I decided to go ahead and settle for July 6th.
The good thing about the new date is that it's around July 4th, so now I can get good deals on the holiday food sales. The bad thing is also that it's July 4th weekend and on a Sunday.
Now, I just have to get the invitations out, order the cakes and balloons and moon bounce, and make more goody bags! Oh, and figure out how and what in the hell to feed seventy-ish people.
My mom said, "This is a birthday L, not a damn wedding!" But, it may be the last birthday I am in town for a few years. So damn it, seventy-ish people it is!
(* Cruel as it may be, we aren't telling K or Thugboy about this party. Noone in the family likes Thugboy and K would be pissed if we tried to not invite him, so no one is telling either of them. No, we don't feel bad about this considering our history, plus A is too little to even know they won't "be" there. So, that's that.)