Hmmm this should be interesting considering I am going to be in Arizona up until the night before the party.
Party planning is in the works for Little Clarky's 1st Birthday.
I originally had just planned on having immediate family over for dinner and cake when I got back in town from AZ, but it all kind of took on a life of it's own.
Friends started asking about my plans for a party.
To which I was completely caught of guard because attending someone's child's birthday party is pretty low on my fun list!
Maybe I am just a bad friend.
Hey, I show up and bring gifts and eat your food, I do my part.
But let's be honest an adult party sounds like so much more fun.
I know half of you mom's are going to stop reading my blog now for saying that!
I swear I have nothing against your sweet sweet child.
I just.....well, don't like kids!
I was all like " Really?!! You want to come?"
They were all " Um, Yes, if we don't receive an invitation to Clark's party we will be very upset"
I'm like " But it's his first birthday! He wont even remember it! Or know what is going on for that
Them " Hey, there will be food and alcohol, we are totally there"
Which I guess brought me to view the whole party in a different light.
It's not really about Clark at all.
It's about family and friends and spending time together.
It's an excuse to all see each other and share a meal.
Break bread, if you will.
Now I understand.
I guess I can get behind that.
Watching my kid make a huge mess is just a bonus.
And this is why all of your kids will be getting Drum Sets for Christmas from Aunty Gracie next year.
So I began planning and this little family gathering kind of took on a life of it's own.
I got sucked into Pinterest.
I have like 10 projects going on.
I drug out all the platters and serve ware from my wedding.
I have high expectations for this gathering!
Too bad I will have just a few hours the day of to really prepare for it though.
This should be interesting.
Also, it's a backyard BBQ and we are currently cutting down trees in the backyard and knocking over fences.
Hmmmmm maybe I didn't totally think this through.
No no no, it's going to be fabulous.