When I say I themed the party, what I really mean is I made a ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ cake and photocopied and laminated pictures of the sheep from the book and stuck them around the place. That’s it really. If I was really awesome and didn’t actually have a 1 year old to look after, I probably could have done a better job. Also, if I didn’t leave organising the party to the last minute I might have been able to make it look all pretty and matching and shit like other mummy bloggers can. I curse all the domestic goddesses with your perfectly themed parties and shiny, sparkling, smiling, clean children!
Aside from my lacklustre party theme planning, I must say that you don’t need to have a picture perfect party for it be a huge success. Once I pulled my finger out of my arse and decided on what food I needed to prepare and set the wheels in motion, it all turned out surprisingly well.
I worked solidly for 3 days to prepare all the food. Solidly of course means in between doing all-things-mum and many preg trips to the toilet. So a few late nights cake decorating and preparing and freezing stuff all paid off. I even managed to have a shower, put on make up and get everything ready before the first guest arrived (with minutes to spare), so I wasn’t running around like a sweaty, crazy, preggo during the party. Goodness me, I actually was able to relax and enjoy the company and the fruits of my labour, and most importantly I was able to watch my little doodle enjoy his very first birthday party.
Of course he won’t remember a damn thing, but thankfully I had my brother there and he was able to help me out by taking pictures and video of the day for me. Without him, there would be but a few crappy pictures (have I mentioned I hate my camera? Probably once or twice…) and none with me, as I would always be behind it. One day I will sit down with T and show him all the pictures and show him how much everyone loves him and came to celebrate his first year with him.
So I guess what you want to see are some pictures. Or perhaps looking at random peoples photos make you want to shove a pencil up your nose? If that were true you wouldn’t be here, so I will show them off anyway!
Some Fun Stuff.
I was on such a high from how well the party went, that as exhausted as I was, I was unable to get to sleep until the wee hours of the next morning. D congratulated me on a job well done many times and I have to say i felt ping pong proud of my efforts. It really was a wonderful day. I am so glad we decided to have this party and am so thankful that so many of our friends were able to make it right before Christmas.
Happy birthday T, Mumma Bear loves you so much x