You might think I am crazy, but how did Easter get here so quick? I was walking through Target today with Tiara when I suddenly realized Easter was next Sunday and I didn’t have anything to put in the Easter baskets. I know my kids are all older but they still except an Easter basket filled with goodies. Never too old for a basket, at least in our family. I think my Mom used to make my sister and I baskets until we were each married. A little over the top, but we loved it.
In the past I made the most elaborate baskets with bathing suits, sand toys, goggles, bubbles, nail polish and some candy, but this year I am so focused on Trinity’s birthday party I totally forgot about Easter.
This year, Tabitha has been planning this rather elaborate home party for Trinity with a pink carnival theme which requires me to make carnival games and decorate the house accordingly. Sadly I used to love throwing a party like this, super up my alley but I don’t know what has happened to me, I am not excited but rather overwhelmed.
Ok, that is a lie, I do know what has happened to me, Tiara has made me feel old, tired and uninspired, plus when I throw a party I don’t like to worry about a budget. Working with a budget sucks when I am being creative, I just want to buy what I want to buy to make the party perfect. As you know I am naturally somewhat frugal so I wouldn’t go crazy but this whole carnival theme with multiple stations is going to require some money and time. Neither of which I have in abundance but lack of money or time won’t stop me from throwing a fabulous 11th birthday party for my last child. I started my pinterest board this week and am gathering ideas and have about 4 lists going. Each night Tabitha, Trinity and I sit down with our lists and compare notes.
I have to say I LOVE PINTEREST for party themes. I don’t have time to spend on Pinterest everyday but it has been really great for this party. I think if I was getting married again I would spend most of my day on Pinterest obsessing on all the wonderful ideas. Rather addicting and reminds me of all the “stuff” I need and want, so I try to avoid it as much as possible.
Here is what I have gathered so far. Just imagine all the primary colors in varying shades of pink. I love pink so I am excited about that part!
Lou was horrified when he heard what we were planning but then I explained that Trinity has been in a funk and she needs this. The tween years are so hard emotionally, physically and on every level and planning this party has really given Tabitha and Trinity something to work on together which is really nice, so I am putting on my best Mommy hat and moving forward. The party isn’t until April 5, but based on the amount of home crafting I will be doing for the decorations not to mention the homemade rock candy, which I may have to skip after watching a youtube video on it a few minutes ago. Wow, it takes a week to make one stick of rock candy! Ok, I am getting excited and fired up. Of course you will be getting an earful on the process so get ready!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!