We are getting into party mode here at Piazza de Krebs! Gabby’s birthday is just a mere 12 days away (8!) and then Amelia’s birthday party is mid September. Our family tradition is big parties for 1, 5, 10, and 16- a rule that cuts down on both cost and expectation of extreme parties that seem so normal nowadays. I just can’t do 3 HUGE parties every year, trying to top the last… not me! So this year Gabby is having family and friends over at the park for simple cupcakes, some archery, and snacks while Amelia is having “AJ Extravaganza… with Sparkles!” (She totally thought of that name herself!)
This is the party board I came up with to kind of organize my ideas:
* all these things can be found on my Party board on Pinterest!*
All Amelia has been talking about is her birthdy… how she wants lots of colors, honey sticks, and glitter everywhere! Lol, she has been toting around an Oriental Trading Co. catalog for weeks, circliing ideas and jotting down “notes. Adorable!!
I did come up with an invitation as well:
It is very very “her”!!
I can’t wait to get started on some of the decorations and such… fun times ahead!!
Today is the start of a new year, the year of the dragon. Even though I have the ability to change the course of my life at any point, there is something about a shiny new year that really gets me motivated. I don’t like setting resolutions for myself because I inevitably lose sight within a few short weeks. I do like to have a simple and short goal though to keep me on track for the year. I like to have a few simple goals in mind when I think about the new year, think about what worked last year and what didn’t, try to improve and make positive changes to benefit my family and myself.
Last night we partied with a dear friend and her daughter. We made Shirley Temples for the kids and Parrot Bays with Coke for ourselves, ate loads of veggies, chips. and shrimp. It was lovely and perfect. Music was played, dancing while dressing up, and lots of giggles. All three girls made it to midnight, to my complete surprise. The girls got to countdown to midnight and had a great time with all the fanfare of a great party. I loved it and I think that they did too. We let them crash on the pull out couch in the living room after popping the poppers and shouting their little hearts out. Memories were definitely made.It was exactly how I wanted to end one year and start a new one!
I wish you all a bright and happy new year. Thank you for joining me here, in my little corner of the world!!