Okay, I confess...I'm sick...my illness...a mixture of OCD and perfectionism. But the result of said illness are some killer birthday parties for my little man, stock full of minute details and a great theme. This year it was a baseball theme. I admit, in the past four years I have usually "picked" the theme, for obvious reasons. This year and last I did actually ask his opinion, albeit swayed him a tiny bit one way or another because of some creative ideas that might have been floating around in my brain. I also admit that I had planned to "tone it down" this year. Insert hubby's eye rolling here. We were going to have less people (yeah right), less food (come on now) and I would focus mostly on the kids who attended (I swear I meant to do this one!). Most of those changes didn't happen...we had about 40 people, and will be eating hot dogs and brats for the rest of our lives...but...I think it was quite a successful party. Now, as I type at this present moment, I have vowed that next year I will not throw him a party at home...I will be smarter, and PAY SOMEONE ELSE to entertain and feed them. But that is now...who knows what will happen come April or May of next year when I'm off planning again. Ty has gotten four great parties thus far, and we do have another little angel who will also get four years of parties, so my job is not done...not even a bit. I have to admit I even have a theme in mind for her 1st birthday (yes I'm sick!!!), since we call her "buggie" I was thinking ladybugs?!? However, as of now...after a fish party, truck party, diego & baseball theme...I'm done throwing large, themed boy parties. I hope our little man had a great time! Here are some highlights:
The goodie bags with an example blow-up bat. Do you think I'd give those kids blow-up bats AT the party...ummmm...no! The goodie bags had the bat, baseball tattoos, big-league chew and a star-shaped curly straw.