party on

Okay, I have officially lost my mind.

So we’re having a birthday party for Josh this weekend. AT MY HOUSE. His birthday happens to fall on Saturday this year so naturally that seemed appropriate for a full out party. I am so dumb.

Last year Damon was out of town on Josh’s birthday and we did very little for it. Josh was so mad at us! It seemed (even to me) like every kid in his class last year had a huge party and he was the only one who didn’t. He was so upset he actually told all of his friends he was having one and they were all invited. Uh, no. And oy. Yes, I made him go back to school and tell them the truth.

We started planning this one shortly after that little incident. This party is a year in the making. So it should be well planned yes? Heh.

So yeah. Anyway, we invited every kid in his class. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

We also invited a few of his close friends from his class last year, as well as a few close friends that have kids around the same age and live nearby.

And almost everyone has said yes.

Not that I wanted anyone to say no!! I really like everyone we’ve invited, but still…

Put it this way; I’ve made 28 goodie bags so far. Twenty-eight. And I’m afraid we’re going to run out.


A couple of things are going in my favor.

  1. I thought in advance to ask one of my friends with older kids if they can help monster kid-wrangle, and at least one if not all three are going to actually do it. And yes, Nicole, I am paying them whether you like it or not. pffft.
  2. Most of the parents are planning to stay. I’ve bribed them with adult friendly food. (Pulled pork!)
  3. Josh doesn’t want any typical party games. It’s a Lego party, and we’re going to just play Legos!
  4. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. Partly cloudy and 71 degrees. 71 degrees! In March! In NEW HAMPSHIRE! We can throw the kids play outside!!

Even so, I’m still a little scared. And clearly, insane. And I hope I didn’t just jinx myself and it’s going pour buckets on Saturday instead.

Dear Josh, you’d better enjoy your party, because I’m never doing this again. Love, Mom.

Sigh. Maybe.

At least getting ready for the party has kept me too frantic to have time to think about the fact that my baby is turning 7. ::weeping::


6 Responses to “party on”

  1. kat on March 18th, 2010 9:24 am

    You see party planning like this sounds like a lot of fun to me. I think it’s because it’s been a long, long time since I actually attended a child’s birthday party.

  2. magpie on March 18th, 2010 7:31 pm

    Breathe. It’s going to be fine.

  3. Jen on March 19th, 2010 7:32 am

    Don’t worry about a thing, seemes like you have everything under control! I’m sure it will all turn out great and even if it doesn’t go the way you planned, they don’t care as long as there is cake inovlved!

  4. Swistle on March 19th, 2010 9:16 am

    I DEEPLY DISLIKE children’s parties, but I like the sound of yours. Heavy structure is what wears me down: trying to wrangle other people’s children in games and so forth. But a big crowd playing legos, with yummies for the parents? That sounds GREAT.

  5. ErinSlick on March 19th, 2010 1:55 pm

    Yes, breathing is necessary. And don’t discount wine.

    Seriously, as long as they can run around, play Legos and eat cake, the house could literally be falling down around them and they’ll never notice. We grownups get hung up on things that kids could care less about. It’ll be fine!

  6. mumma boo on March 19th, 2010 9:39 pm

    Good luck and have fun! Your other commenters are right – as long as there’s cake, they won’t care about anything else. 🙂

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