I’m far from a Pinterest Mom. I don’t craft. I can’t color coordinate. Heck, I’m pretty sure Mason would make less of a mess with any of these objects than I would: scissors, glue, glitter, paint, tissue paper, tape, and popsicle sticks.
Being a blogger, you see “everyone else’s” birthday parties. You know, the kind where every member of the family has matching shirts, the kids have custom ordered custom embroidered outfits (possibly multiple which they change throughout the party) and every single item of food has adorable decorations and matches an original non-store bought theme.
Not us – the closest I’ve come to that is last year when Mason had Yo Gabba Gabba birthday invitations and also Yo Gabba Gabba balloons. Anything beyond that? Just doesn’t seem to work out for me. I am not crafty (and after 30 years, I’ve decided that this is okay – it’s not a skill I NEED, although it would be handy at times) and I’m also too cheap to shell out $30 on a shirt that will make sense for like two days and another $50 on adorable, but one time use decorations. Sorry Mason.
But, that doesn’t mean I still don’t want a theme. SuperDad thinks it’s silly since it’s just a family party anyway, but I like themes because looking back, it will help us remember what he was into at this age AND when we’re having a party for him, it only makes sense that he be surrounded by his favorite things.
With his birthday less than three weeks away, I have yet to mail invitations out as I haven’t picked a theme.
The possibilities include:
Trucks Stuck in the Mud
I think he’d get the biggest kick out of the top three, but I am really NOT a big Mickey fan (I think SuperDad already vetoed it as well LOL) and I have no clue how to pull off Trucks Stuck in the Mud, although it would make the birthday cake really easy this year.
So, goal for this week – pick a theme and order/mail out invitations. I’m running out of time!
And as for you, friends, reassure me that I’m not the only one who isn’t a “I began handcrafting decorations four months in advance” mom out there….