So this afternoon, whilst Jensen Indiana was napping (after falling asleep sat up, which happens so rarely but is adorably sweet to see) Gav and I decided to get down to the nitty-gritty of party planning. Normally I would have huge issues with this as I prefer to plan everything myself, but this year I have to admit that it’s going to be difficult. We’re currently only 7 days from my due date with our Little Blue Seahorse, only 17 days out from Jensen’s 2nd (2nd ~ eeek!) birthday and only 27 days away from Jensen’s party. All the 7s!
Jensen’s party planning is so important to me. It’s one of the most fun organisational things you can do as a Mamma. It certainly beats packing your diaper bag, or trying to remember which side your bubba needs to feed on this time and whether you can get to the shops and back before he needs feeding again.
Parties are also very important milestones. Since Jensen was born (and a good while before that I suspect) I’ve kind of viewed his life from a scrapbooking perspective. I don’t want to miss anything. Not one date that he should have fun celebrating, not one opportunity for him to dress up and not one chance to create a memory together as a family.
|Styled by Granny for Wrestlemania 2010|
|Styled by Mamma for Wrestlemania 2011!|
|Our First World Cup Together!|
There are many, many more costumes and occasions, these are just a few 😉
I know I come under fire from people who think I have issues with doing too much or having control issues and wanting to do everything myself. It’s not that I wouldn’t love a team to help me create a wonderful party for my son, it’s just that the vision I have for each occasion is in my head and I know just what I want. So I’ll freely admit I want to do it myself, to avoid any issues. Plus I only have myself to blame then if something goes wrong.
However, as I actually WILL need help this year (which has been offered in the form of my very amazing husband Gav), we decided to divide up the tasks that we could anticipate would need doing. I showed Gav the menu and he approves. This year, things are simple. Simple food, simple theme. Pirates.
So, the tasks currently on Gav’s plate are:
Last year Gav made an amazing card box for Jensen, just like the house in the movie, “Up!” and so our plan is for Gav to every birthday make something special for Jensen (and Seahorse). Nothing lights up your heart like a homemade gift, especially one made by your hero. This year the Log Book will be it. We’ll use it as a guest book and a photograph album of the special day!
I have to say that Gav really surprised me in coming up with a fun idea for the party ~ I hadn’t even thought about it, and as Gav clearly had it made me happy no end. He even went over his plans for the cake. So I feel less stressed and more happy that I have Gav to rely on.