Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Year of the Awesome Birthday Parties

I am a horrible mom in the area of the birthday party.  They require... (ick) PLANNING.

I am not a planner. Not by nature.  Planning for me requires iPhones, apps and an amazing amount of desire to be better. Of course, at work, I am PAID to be better. Better at planning and organization and all that.

But here at home? No pay. I mean, there's love and all.  But no MONEY pay (the kind of incentive required by me to be PLANNING better).  So, I reiterate... (ick) PLANNING.

But it has been several (and by several I mean like six or seven) years since my boys have had a real, honest-to-goodness planned out birthday party.

So, along with the decorated christmas tree I promised to have (and successfully delivered!) this year, I am promising amazing PLANNED birthday parties.

Joey's party is planned.

Joey is turning the big 1-0 this year.  YUP!  My baby is going to be 10.  So, my plan is a White Sox baseball game for him and two of his friends.  Crazy enough, it ended up being on Kid's Day at the Park and that is also Southpaw's birthday party day (the mascot).  Also, I HAVE GOTTEN A MESSAGE TO HIM UP ON THE JUMBOTRON!  The message, "Happy 10th Birthday, Joey" will be on the screen for him!!!!

Eddie's party is in July. I thought a Pirates of the Caribbean party would be cool and I was going to get him swords and pirates' hats and all that jazz.  He liked it soooo much. Until his friend told him he does not like that movie. So, Eddie thinks he just wants a costume party. I don't know. We will see.  But whatever it will be will be AMAZING!!!

Any recommendations? What have been your amazing planned birthday party parties?

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