How much is TOO much?
Some of my readers/followers know I’m in the midst of planning M’s 2nd birthday party. Let me tell you it’s now gotten waaay out of control and I need to reel it back in. I was approached by a party planner and a photographer who both wanted reviews so I figured, why not have them take some of the stress off me? Because I get crazy stressed out.
I worry about anything from the guest list and wondering if people would want to come, to the amount of crap I’ll have to deal with once the party is over. We don’t have a huge family but we have too many friends and family to fit everyone in our little place so I rent a room through parks and recreation. Then there is enough room for everyone, and I don’t have to clean up after it.
I’ve decided on a Sesame Street theme because, really, she’s OBSESSED so I figured why not, right? Plus it’s colorful and I can totally either go over the top or more low key and the theme will come across. Now here’s where the problem is – what do you buy a 2 year old for her birthday? Is the party enough? She totally won’t notice, but I will. I have no clue!
So from worrying about the loot bags and food…cake, drinks, decorations, which I must have to admit is pretty much locked down. I now find myself wondering what she’s going to wear, how I’m going to do her hair and if she’ll have a melt down because it’s right during her nap time.
I’d love to hear your suggestions on what I should do for Little Miss M’s b-day outfit… over the top including tutu, or laid back and casual? She loves dressing up so either way would be doable. What do you buy your children for their birthday? How many people do you typically invite etc. So I’m calling all parents… I need heeeelllpp!! I figured I would ask…you guys always have the best suggestions!