The girl was born on December 28th, and I vowed at the time to not let her arrival so close to Christmas affect my ability to throw her proper, awesome birthdays and shower her in cool, non-combineable gifts.
Of course, as with all things in parenthood, it’s so much easier to say you’ll “never” do something before you actually have to deal with it.
As her birthday approached the end of last year, I was left scrambling. How on earth would I throw a party for her 3 days after Christmas and get anyone to actually come? What would we get her that wasn’t already under the tree?
And so, like most things in my life, I put it off. I procrastinated celebrating my baby’s first birthday. And that? Was a really freaking awesome idea.
Now I have most of January to plan (and stay up every night Pinning inspiration), everyone is looking for something to do in the dead of winter, AND AND AND there are so many sales on cheap toys!
I just got back from Target where I got her a Corolle Tidoo doll, Corolle stroller and Corolle baby bed for $30- TOTAL. (These don’t seem to be on sale online, but there are some other good clearance deals to be had on their website.)
Oh yes, this will work nicely. I believe we will celebrate Another Year Plus One Month birthdays every year. Her party is on Jan 28th. It will be in our house, which could prove to be challenging, but I hope to wow all the guests with a cool photo booth and all the grown ups with Hot Buttered Apple Cider with Rum.
Now… I must figure out how to make this giant Polaroid frame for the photo booth. Suggestions? I thought posterboard at first, but I don’t think one piece would be big enough.