This morning we are having a relaxing morning. Hazel slept in until 6:20 (much better than her usual time between 5 and 5:30). She is having fun coloring now, so I thought I would share some of the birthday party ideas I have been gathering.
To start I don't believe in going broke for a birthday party. I believe in an at home party with friends and family. I like to have a theme, but that is because I like to go a little crazy planning it. Hazel's birthday is New Year's Eve. We usually have a party for our friends and family on January 1st. When she is a bit older we are hoping to have a small kids' birthday party for her half birthday as well. I tend to make most of the food and cake myself and I buy the appropriate paper supplies, but often buy special napkins and solid color everything else to save money. It is not about how much you spend but how much fun you have.
Ok, I need to go pay attention to Hazel. Some other themes I have ideas for Alien/Outer Space, Animal (Cat, Dog, Farm, Duck, Fish, Monkey), Cowboy/Wild West, Autumn Day, Building Blocks, Doll/Teddy Bear, Fairy, Dragon, Fairy Tales, Games, Garden, Bugs, Jungle, Movie, Music, Literature, Nursery Rhymes, Pirate, Princess, Shopping/Girls, Travel, Slumber Party/Night, Springtime, Summertime, Transportation (Trucks, Trains, Cars, and Planes), Twinkle, Twinkle (Star), Winter Wonderland (I saw recently Winter One-derland and thought that would have be great for Hazel's first, but I missed it). If you would like to hear the ideas of sooner than others, let me know.