Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Soon to be Birthday Girl

Party favours are fun!

Someone has a birthday coming up...

Last year I didn't have a party for her b/c my elderly father was ailing, there was zero other immediate family around who would bother making a showing, I'd broken things off with her daddy just a few months before and frankly, I didn't feel like dealing with any party planning drama.

Instead, some friends came over to the house. We all had some yummy cake that Dex's dad made. We opened two or three presents, b/c really she doesn't need any more stuff, and that was that. No muss, no fuss. Hooray!

This year though? She's way more aware of the whole b-day thing, having attended several in the past year. She also knows & sings the "birthday song" almost daily, not to mention telling anyone who will listen that she's going to be "thwee in June". Guess I can't really skip having a party now can I?

Truth is, I wish I could. We've only been in Seattle for 2 months, with few friends (hers or mine) to attend and we're also moving into our still very messy (& still very under construction) house exactly one week before Dexy's Big Day. Did I mention I'll have house guests in town that weekend too? Yes, I'm a crazy person.

I was thinking cupcakes in Lincoln Park sounds kinda good. With festive party hats, juice boxes & a few gifts. Since she'll be happy just to be in a playground, I don't think she'll notice a lack of 600+ party guests, schoolmates, clowns, a marching band, catered food, pony rides & a mountain of presents. Mostly, I just want to know that she won't be scarred for life if cupcakes in the park is all I can muster this year.

5 comments:

Karlynn Moller Rossetti said...

I think that cupcakes in the park is WAY more fun than 600+ guests, a marching band and clowns (clowns freak me out, btw). We can't wait to celebrate Dex's big day with her! :-)

Karlynn Moller Rossetti said...

I think that cupcakes in the park with hats, balloons, some gifts and a few friends is fab, to be honest. Clowns freak the crap out of me anyway. :-) We can't wait to celebrate Dex's day with her!

Smiling, Beguiling said...

I think we're gonna do it on Sunday afternoon, June 14 (day before her birthday), right after her dad arrives at SeaTac. Does that work for you girls?

Angie Burgin said...

Geminis rock! (I will soon be bday girl too). Your party sounds great...low-key is the way to go. We have too many years upcoming where their demands will get crazy. Control it while you can!! :)

Karlynn Moller Rossetti said...

I think that cupcakes in the park is WAY more fun than 600+ guests, a marching band and clowns (clowns freak me out, btw). We can't wait to celebrate Dex's big day with her! :-)