Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thoughts on party planning…

In this house we like to celebrate birthdays in pairs.  Addi and Eli are our August birthday babes and Cami and Kai make up Team November.  On one hand, it’s super fab being able to celebrate 2 birthdays at once, but on the other hand, it creates a lot of {self-imposed} pressure on me to make ‘em count.  It’s the double the pleasure, double the fun principle, if you will. 

I’ve never been over-to-top when it comes to parties, but I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a simple shindig-thrower either.  I’m an in-betweener, I guess.  And for the most part, I like it that way.  Sure, I tend to procrastinate just enough that a night before/day of “my-house-is-a-disaster-the-food-is-not-ready-I-have-no-decorations-and-what-will-we-wear” freak-out is inevitable.  But big picture?  It all works out, we have fun, and I feel like my kids get celebrated just as they deserve…and hopefully without any hard feelings towards “sharing” a party with a sibling.

This year we’re celebrating the littles with a breakfast birthday bash in their honor.  {I figure that a party in which I can whip up a batch of pancakes, while wearing my PJs will be as easy as they come.}  And since I’m a little late to the party planning game AND cheap frugal, I whipped up a couple pancakes and pajamas party invites earlier in the week.  One is for Camden’s small, 5-friend party and the other is for the family party in honor of both little girls.

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How about you?  How do YOU do parties?  Are you a go big or go home girl?  Or are you a cake and ice cream, cut to the chase kind of party planner?  (and if you are, I totally want to be YOU!)

6 comments:

Molly said...

this should be no surprise....I am an in-betweener:) Just enough, but not too much. And it isn't a party with out the last minute freak out right? :)

Sara said...

Lately, it has been simple and cheap, I mean frugal. We have an awesome Dairy Queen with Spaceship play place so I have just been throwing the parties there. The only hitch is that we have to buy their cake ($28 ice cream cake so killing 2 birds with one stone), but the kids love it and love to play there. Then we do presents. Sometimes it is just family and sometimes it is friends. Whatever floats my boat at the time.

Holly said...

Missy... No lie, that is the cutest invitation/party idea that I have seen in a long time. Plus the party is over in time to pick up the house and have a normal evening! Genius.

Carrie77 said...

I'm somewhere inbetween... it seems as my kids get older (they are 3 and 6) I tend to go simpler and simpler...

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Carisa said...

I would not say i'm over the top,but I did just get done making duct tape purses as the party bags for Alysa's party this weekend.

Love your invites!!!

Awesome Job on Sun

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