Planning the Ultimate Birthday Party

As I mentioned before my daughter’s Birthday is coming up. We are busy trying to clean, plan and decorate 🙂 Not sure if it’s just my daughter or if it’s everybody’s kids but she only likes things that are impossible to find. She LOVES the Bubble Guppies so last year we did a Bubble Guppies Birthday party. I would go to stores and ask about decorations and such and all I would get was, “Who are the Bubble Guppies?” I did find some things online but that was few and far between and they were pretty expensive. All I ended up buying for decorations were three plastic cups and a couple of balloons. The rest I made myself. I am absolutely horrible at crafts, I try my hardest but I can barely cut in the lines. I also have horrible handwriting, that is why I type. I see tons of really cute Birthday banners or things that should really be written out with beautiful handwriting and I think how neat but my handwriting hasn’t improved since fifth grade. But I do have letter stencils, they are my friend.  Thank God for Pinterest! I even joined the Nick Jr. Bubble Guppies fan club because they email free printable s. So between the emails and Pinterest I put a half-ass party together. This year there is Bubble Guppies party supplies galore. They even make cards now! Ugh! If I didn’t have bad luck I wouldn’t have any at all.

This year her love of Bubble Guppies has not waned but she also loves Tangled. So we are going to give it a go with the Tangled theme. Problem is everyone loves Frozen! Which we do to but she loves Tangled even more. So the hunt is on for Tangled decorations but here is the kicker they are hard to find. There is Frozen stuff everywhere but Tangled is a little harder to find. It would probably be a little easier if I didn’t live 40 minutes from a larger city and 60 minutes from an even larger city with some party stores. So here we sit with the printer humming and me cutting and failing miserably.

Did I mention the cake? Yeah Tangled cakes are complicated to say the least. We did have her cake made last year but this year I am going to try to make her one. I might give up and sell a kidney or something to buy her one because I don’t have enough patience for baking.

Why you ask am I obsessed with throwing her the ultimate Birthday party? I ask myself the same thing and the answer is I have no freaking clue. I think I convince myself that I am actually good at planning things and making things look nice. Last year someone said to me that I should have used walkie-talkies when we were setting the party up so I could communicate with my husband and step-son better. They were joking; I considered it. Maybe I enjoy a challenge and like being stressed out over nothing. The funny thing is my daughter doesn’t even realize the great lengths I go to put these parties together. I tell myself she will have the pictures to prove it though. In conclusion I wish all of you parents that are as crazy as me good luck in planning your kids next party. If you need any decorations that look like a toddler cut them I would be happy to send some your way 😉

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The coveted three cups 😉
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Cake, cupcakes, treats and a cat tail

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