I may be jumping the gun a little bit on this, but I'm an overexcited mommy with too much time to online shop and so I'm gonna go ahead and toss these two ideas out there: Have any of you started thinking about first birthday parties, and also, halloween costume ideas???
I know Halloween is closer, but it's not my favorite holiday. I'm trying to change that by living vicariously through Ava, but seeing as how neither her or I can have candy - or at least the good stuff - this year, we'll see how that goes. I am, however, very excited to dress her cutie patooty up, and so I'm currently brainstorming cutest baby on the block ideas. Perhaps a bumblebee? What about a ladybug? How about something creative and original like...well, I'm fresh out of creativity today, but thankfully I have over two months. Can't wait!
Now for the big guns. First birthday parties. HUGE deal, at least to me. I know historically they were a big deal because back in the day, not everyone made it to their first birthday. And even so today, the first birthday marks the end of SIDS fears, which is a big enough reason for me to go all out. So I pose a few questions:
-Since most of our babies were born around Christmas time, when do you plan to do the party? Pre-holiday? Post? My mom and possibly stepdad want to fly in for the occasion and so they're hoping for a post-holiday party in order to have flights be more affordable - makes sense to me! As of right now, I'm thinking the weekend of Jan. 8-9, if only because New Year's kind of foils the previous weekend. Is that too long to wait?
-Themes. Oh, how I love a theme party. I don't want anything cheesy, though, and I am not the Disney/Looney Tunes/Snoopy/etc type. Those things just don't suit me and never have. Perhaps because, I kid you not, had I been a boy my mom wanted to name me Christopher Robin. Maybe that's why I've always been a friend to the gays? Anyhow, I literally had Winnie the Pooh shoved down my throat as s kid (OK not literally, but you know what I mean...), and so I'm kind of not into it.
Here are my theme ideas so far:
-Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. I saw this on a website for first birthday themes and LOVE it. It's colorful, it's an elephant (like A's room, A's things, etc!), and it's adorable. The only thing concerning me is if it'll be too hard to find plates/theme decorations? Have any of you ever seen anything like this???? Does anyone even know who this is besides me??
Um, well, that's about it. Yep, one idea. That I'm pretty set on because I like reaching decisions. The only things Ava has shown interest in besides her lovies and such is this pink stuffed talking Foofa doll, but if you think I'm having a Yo Gabba Gabba themed party, you're nuts!
Ideas?? Am I the only psycho mommy thinking about this stuff already??