We’re well into our third year of full-time school, and only now has it occurred to me to ask: why am I the one who gets all the birthday party Evite (or Paperless Posts or whatever)?
I mean,…let’s be real — I know full well why I’m the one who is designated in charge of household and child-related organization. I’m the one with the vagina, so that’s apparently my domain. Except that in our household, both mom and dad go to work full-time every day and share equally when it comes to… >> Read More
Later this week, on Earth Day actually, we have two birthday parties to attend. One party is for a boy about to turn 4 and one party is for a girl who should be turning 6.
The birthday boy will…have a party that incorporates the Earth and recycling and the environment. I suspect there will also be some sort of tractor or construction vehicle as well. There will be a crowd of grandparents, cousins, friends and family. There will be presents and cake and lots of laughter. The other party will be different. It… >> Read More
Who ever thought a poop-themed birthday party would be something someone actually wants? Well, that someone is a 3-year-old named Audrey--and she really, really wanted a birthday party with poop…emojis being the backdrop. And honestly, who can blame that? That's kind of...amazing. What would you do if your kid wanted a birthday party with the central focus being poop? You go along with it, at least if you're Audrey's parents. Her mom Rebecca said that she decided to “embrace the weird." So, what does this… >> Read More
My youngest daughter was about to turn 5 and days before her birthday, I still had no plans. I searched for ideas online, hoping to find something that would be quick and easy to plan, and found a…website that offered pony parties. The ponies could even show up dressed as unicorns. My daughter loves everything magical. A unicorn in the front yard would make her wild with joy. Feeling tight on time, I booked a pony party online and made a list of last minute errands for a busy weekend. My 8-year-old… >> Read More
This past weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter's 1st birthday with, once again, a big bash. You see, I used to be an event planner and so I just like throwing parties. For each of my older’s…daughter’s birthdays (four so far) I admittedly went a bit overboard—think rainbow cupcakes and mermaid photo booths—but the parties turned out to be so much fun, and I wanted the same for my freshly-minted 1-year-old. Some people have been surprised that we opted to throw another big bash for our second child. People are always… >> Read More