Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PYHO: For Them or For Me

Are you a perfectionist?  A listmaker?  A bit OCD?  You're not alone.  Keep reading, then go visit Shell @ Things I Can't Say and link up to Pour Your Heart Out.  No judgement, just honesty.





If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I am a bit of a, shall we say, perfectionist nutcase.  I have been this way my entire life.  I was always a color-in-the-lines type child. 
My hubs and others might call me a neurotic, OCD, type-A, list-making, craft-obsessed fool.  I can't deny it.  Such "tendencies" spill over into most things in my life, including that of my childrens' birthday parties.  I tend to go a bit insane overboard with my themes.  I can't deny it.  I like to throw a themed party.  I think I was either a gay wedding planner in my previous life, or I missed my party planner calling in this one.  I obsess over details and get incredibly excited about crafty diy parties.  I would like to think I go through all the stress of planning every little detail for my kids.  I would like to believe that I am doing it so they can look back and remember how amazing each birthday party is.  That is most definitely my original intention.  But as I am nearing yet another milestone birthday, the first birthday of baby B, I am starting to question who these parties are really for.  It's sort of a fabulous sick high that I get from pulling off a theme-dripped event with as much diy and as little green as possible.   

If you don't believe me when I say I love themes...click on...
Exhibit A:  T's 1st Fish-themed Bday
Exhibit B:  T's 2nd Trucks Bday
Exhibit C:  BFF's baby shower
Exhibit D:  T's 3rd Bday aka Diego-land
Exhibit E:  T's 4th Baseball Bash Bday
not to mention my SIL's Tiffany-themed bridal shower (pre-blogging) and countless others...
I don't even think the pictures do justice to the obsessive details that went into each party.  I think I'm also getting worse...like a bad virus that won't go away. 

I have an illness.  I'm not proud of it. Or maybe I am....   I don't know.   

pics on Sodahead

With B's party, the theme will be Secret Garden.  It's all things spring, flowers and bugs.  Problem is...if you go into any store I normally obsessively frequent (aka my mecca...Target) there are a million-and-one cute decorations for half-off, Easter/Spring ideas, colorful and beautiful flower pieces....it's a non-stop spring-themed blow-out.  I.NEED.TO.STOP.  I think I need a support group of some sort...some kind of OPPA...obsessive party planners anonymous.  Aside:  Don't you totally have the song OPP in your head now..."ya, you know me".  I digress...

Regardless, I'm going ahead with my ideas for B's birthday, regardless of whether she'll know the difference or not (thanks, Hubs, for reminding me again and again).  So...just to wet your whistle...here are a few pinterest (another obsession) ideas I'm floating around for the extravaganza.  Stay tuned...








9 comments:

  1. I love the following too:
    1. Lists
    2. Organization
    3. DIY
    4. Themed parties
    5. Crafts

    Hee hee!
    PS I love the new signature!

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  2. Oh it is definitely all about us! But that is okay! I love this theme for a party. I can't wait to see the pictures!

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  3. I bet your parties are amazing!

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    1. Probably not amazing enough:) See...it's an illness.

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  4. Those party ideas are fabulous! I love those balloons. Just remember to breathe! Party planning+perfectionism=mommy meltdown!

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    1. which is why my hubs is insisting I pay someone else to throw my son's 5th in June. I just can't do it. :(

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  5. I wish I was more organized like you. Andrew's party was kind of just thrown together and I was stressing about it not being good enough. I was afraid people would judge me for not having a nice little theme for his party.

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    1. No one judges. I'm just neurotic. :) I was very impressed of the dino cake!

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  6. It will be perfect! And I really think no matter how perfect or imperfect a party is the first one is always for the family!!!

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