PK will be 11 months old tomottow. That means that PK will be celebrating her first birthday in about a month! Her first birthday is a HUGE deal, and I want a nice celebration. I will for sure be having a party for family, and a separate one for our friends. The question remains as to whether or not I'll be having a party for the mommy group crowd.
On the one hand, it would be nice for PK to have a party with her baby friends. On the other hand, hosting parents and babies is A LOT of work. Especially now. Most of the babies in the group are crawling, and some are even walking. That means CHAOS.
What about timing? How would I have time to plan 3 birthday parties? By then I'll be working full-time and the only time I'll have will be weekends. That means booking 3 weekends' worth of parties? A little insane. Especially since the hubby is planning my big 3-0 party for the end of August (since my 29th b-day last year was pretty low-key, I want a big b-day bash this year).
And then there's another thing - a number of babies in the group have had first birthday parties, and we've been snubbed from all but two. Who would I invite? I'm a little irritated by the snub, but at the same time, I don't particularly care for those moms anyway, so I suppose it's no biggie. I am somewhat close with a few of the moms from the group and they aren't going back to work so I could technically invite them on a weekday. But then I always feel as if I'm inviting them out somewhere and never being invited by them. Am I just analyzing this too much? The hubby would say yes to that. Tee hee...
Perhaps what I'll do is this: have her party on a Saturday morning for family, and then have friends over later that (early) evening. And as for my mommy friends, I may do a weekday thing on one of my off days while I'm still working part-time. That part will all depend on my mood. Decisions, decisions...ah, the fun of parenthood!
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