I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge. Each day in April (except the last 4 Sundays), I will post topic themes that begin with the letters of the alphabet, from A-Z. Today's letter is B.
I have a hang-up. I think all kids need to have birthday parties. Now, before I offend parents who don't throw their kids parties, I will reiterate: this is MY personal hang-up. I grew up w/ my birthday being mostly just another day. Occasionally I had some sort of celebration, but more often than not my birthday wasn't made to be anything noteworthy. I'm 31 & it still bothers me.
I think the day of your birth should be a HUGE deal. Especially when you're a kid or really, really old. That being said, I try to throw my kiddo some cool themed parties & although I refuse to spend exorbitant amounts of money on it (except this year b/c we're going to Disneyland), I make damn sure it's a memorable day.
Planning & throwing birthday parties for my kiddo & hubby are the highlights of my year. Last year my nephew's mom couldn't afford to throw him a party so I offered to do it. This year, I just flat-out asked if I could throw his party again. I absolutely LOVE throwing themed birthday parties & she is always grateful to let me do it. I give her the invites & get her opinion on certain things, then I do the rest.
My nephew loves a lot of things, but one night we were watching Scooby Doo & he absolutely lost it. He was chuckling so hard, the rest of us couldn't help but laugh w/ him. So it was a no-brainer that the theme for his birthday celebration would be Scooby Doo. I referred to my trusty friend, Google, for ideas. My new best friend, Pinterest, also helped a lot. After a month of jotting down ideas & 4 days of buying & putting it all together, the day finally came for my nephew to see it all.
The colors were lime green, orange, and a crazy shade of blue. There was literally NOTHING pre-made available locally for me to buy, so I had to put together the decorations myself. This was also my first time making buttercream frosting, which is ridiculously easy & delicious, by the way. Since I'm so proud of my ghetto party-planning, I'll share some of the pictures w/ all of you.
Last but not least: the birthday boy blowing out his candle!!