I have been thinking about his party for some time now and now with it being less than a fortnight away time is of the essence! Funnily enough last weekend a brochure landed on my door mat selling party pieces for children's parties - I never realised there were so many things you could have at a birthday party! Amazing!
It is proving to be more problematic then I imagined though, which is always the case isn't it? At the end of the day it is a party for someone who does not even understand what it is!!
Owing to the amount of people that could possibly turn up which is 16 little people (plus the birthday boy), my friends and family members there could be as many as 36 guests - making it 38 including me and the OH! Seems a tad excessive I know but I feel I need to invite all of my friends children whose parties I have been invited to over the years, and that combined with them, family and my friends without kids it adds up to almost 40 attendees! Crazy I know!
So my first idea was to hold 2 small parties: one at lunchtime with my friends and their children at the local park (weather permitting of course) where I could host a Teddy bears picnic. Then at tea time have the family over with any friends who work coming too. So having written out the invites, suddenly the OH complicates matters by saying that he wants to attend both parties which he can't because he is unable to finish work until 4pm! Aaaaaaaarrrgghhhhh is what went through my mind at that point! To be honest I did not think he would mind about the lunchtime event because he does not even know the attendees that well - some he has never even met!!
Anyway, to keep the peace it has reverted back to having to host one big party again!! I am worried that B will find this overwhelming but hopefully it will be fine. So as we are unable to fit everyone comfortably into our downstairs living space we now may have to hire a hall!! It all seems a bit OTT for a 1st birthday doesn't it?? Knowing my luck I will hire the hall and then lots of people will not be able to attend and we could have it at home after all!
So anyway, I am sure I will report back on this soon when the event is over with some photos from the day. It is hard trying to please everyone, when the only person I want to make happy is the one person who will not care because he is too young to understand what is going on!!