Hi! I'm Meghan from Phase Three of Life. I'm a working mom, living in Phoenix with my husband and toddler son, 2,000 miles away from our families. Sometimes I'm sentimental, sometimes I'm overwhelmed and sometimes I laugh when my kid throws a tantrum. I write whatever I'm feeling on any given day; it just so happens that I feel sarcastic more often than not.
I'm honored to spend a little time in Melissa's space!
I did the same thing last year. Two months before Ryan's first birthday, I announced that I was simply not a "theme" person.
"The theme is 'Kid's Birthday,'" I'd say, rolling my eyes. "I'm not going over-the-top with themes and DIY projects and blah blah blah. Let's just order a cake and call it a day."
I got on Pinterest.
A couple quick searches and suddenly I was all "RYAN NEEDS TO HAVE A 'FIRST BIRTHDAY FIESTA'!!"
The Fiesta Party planning took me weeks. I enjoyed it, but it was a lot of work, including at least 93 trips to Party City to find perfectly coordinating, brightly colored necessities.
I felt that I could justify the work for the first birthday, which is a special one. But for birthday #2? No way was I doing a theme. No way was I DIY'ing anything. No way was I wasting countless nights and weekends leading up to it, chipping away at endless party details.
"I'm not even getting a cake," I said. "Ryan doesn't even like cake! I'm getting a big cookie and some balloons and that's it."
And then I got on Pinterest.
Oh, the cuteness. The personalized t-shirts and adorable invitations and the whimsical handmade birthday banners...
So guess what?
Choo-Choo-Choo! Ryan's turning TWO!
Damn you, Pinterest.
Trains are gonna be rollin' all through my house that day in every way imaginable. Luckily, my kid happens to adore anything with wheels.
Also? I may or may not have purchased him his very own conductor's hat.
I give in. The wonder of Pinterest has beat me into submission. There will be a theme; there will be theme-related favors; there will be DIY projects. I might as well just admit it right now: We will probably have a theme next year, too.
Now, I must go. Tons of party-planning to do.
Stop by some time and say hi!
Ha! Thanks, Meghan! I am experiencing this as well right now! I've been stalking Pinterest for Tangled Birthday Party ideas...