His first and second birthdays were quickly thrown together because my job at the time had taken me away for 3 weeks to help the Catastrophe team crank through estimates and settle claims. Buddy's third birthday was simple and intimate with family and a couple of friends.
M and I discussed the location and now I have to verify that My Gym will be available. I found, thanks to Swagbucks Shop & Earn, Birthday in a Box. And right now, what I want is 50% off! Wahoo!! So I'll be able to get masks and paper goods and it won't break the bank. The last remaining planning will be his cake and favors. Bada bing! Bada boom! Simple. **Just chatted with my friend, D., and now the cake planning is done! Thanks D!**
Geez, when did planning a child's birthday, or any party for that matter, become so stressful?
I'm choosing to do this. He did ask for the Avengers party and I want to give him that, but it doesn't need to be a horse and pony show. <<I'm getting flashbacks of Jada's 4th birthday...Overwhelmed.>> I need to be okay with the fact that "I'm not a Pinterest mom."
He's 4. And all he wants is cake, ice cream, and presents. He doesn't care what it all looks like or what the latest fad is; he just wants those three things and family and some friends...if that. I'm not going to stress out about it. We will be celebrating our Buddy boy in just a few weeks and I want to enjoy those upcoming weeks. I want to enjoy watching him grow just a little bit bigger rather than being worried about if my party favors are the coolest or I have some sort of chalk-inspired label. And frankly, it's just NOT me.
I'll leave the elaborate functions to the creative party planning people. Our son's party is going to be just fine.