Ok, that happened a long time ago. You know what? I’m the worst.
Look at him, though.
He’s an angel!
We kept Cade’s birthday party very simple with easy food and minimal decorations. We ordered pizza, I didn’t do treat bags and I didn’t bake. In fact, I was barely ready by the time our guests showed up because Cade decided that he preferred to be awake while I was trying to clean the house and snooze through the actual party. It’s probably because he’s an introvert like his Mommy. I kinda wanted to nap too!
All I did was make a little banner with supplies from Target to mingle with our holiday decorations:
Just like Amelie’s first birthday party, I went with a one color “theme”. Amelie’s was a stereotypical pink and for Cade, I picked light teal. I use “theme” loosely because all I had was a banner and some coordinating paper plates. A tad on the pathetic side. Maybe I’ll get more creative for year 2?
The set up. Pretend the only thing we made, the salad, is in the bowl. Imagination is fun!
We hauled in the picnic table and that was a brilliant place for littles to eat at. It was a small party, which suits me and our small house perfectly.
Dad finally had to go in and wake the birthday boy. Poor guy just wanted to sleep. He was groggy and refused his birthday cupcake.
Amelie, on the other hand, shouted “I love it!” while smashing her cupcake in her face. That’s my girl!
Even as simple as it was, hosting the party was more stressful than I thought it should be. It’s hard to get the house cleaned and the food prepped with little ones around. My tips are: do as much as you can in advance and invite great people that don’t care!
Happy Birthday, my sweetie, my lovey guy, my Cadey-Cade. Please stay my little baby forever ever, amen?