there was a time when i would have stressed over every party detail (maybe about the time pinterest was invented;). a time when i would have carefully tied each bow on each party favor… all the while ignoring my kids. i know there is a better way to party plan, i watch my friends do it all the time but for me i can’t do it. i obsess over the details and ignore my kids. i confess. i am horrible.
this year i was determined to keep it simple. i didn’t want to just make the DAY memorable and special for them, i wanted to make their whole birthday season special by putting things away and making them the priority over the goody bags’ tags and cupcakes. Enter my friend Stacey. She just started a new company, P.S. Dilly Creations and for a reasonable price she took care of all those details that used to get me so flustered and took total control of the party planning and execution.
she shopped the dollar store and found great prices on goody bag materials. she scoured the internet for just the little details i would love, like the “creative juice” originally seen here and the paint brush cake pops originally seen here and came up with some great ideas to bring to the table as well. i tell you i was so cool calm and collected the day of the party, that is until fifteen six year old girls showed up.
there was a horrible, but blessed (just ask the birthday girl she is so so concerned about this drought) rainstorm, no better way to celebrate then indoors at color me mine painting right?
we started her day as usual with her favorite breakfast. this year she chose reeses puffs cereal and donuts over pink syrup and pancakes. she put the crown on that she has been wearing each birthday since she turned one. i spent the morning getting choked up and taking pictures as she used her new “skin colored pencils” to create people of all races and colors.
i am THAT mom. i cry on their birthdays. i need to be an embracer.
instead of traditional birthday cake ruby chose a giant bowl of frosting that we scooped out in little cups for her friends… there was no complaining from the little ones. AND for the first time ever i remembered the candles and a lighter. probably because i wasn’t worrying about a million other things.
and lastly can i beg a tween to have a hippie party so P.S. Dilly can make these adorable cookies again? and will you invite me? i am obsessed.