Sunday, January 16, 2011

One Year Party Planning

It freaked me out as I typed the title above, because if I'm blogging about BJ's one year party, that means it's coming soon!!! AAAAARGH.  I don't really know what it's like on the 'mainland' aka the Continental US, but in Hawaii, a one-year old's baby party is a huge deal. When people used to ask me before BJ was born if I was going to have a one-year party (aka Baby Luau), I used to say, "Of course not!  The baby's not going to remember anyway."  However, now that BJ was born and we have been a 3-person family for a little over 10 months, I can totally see why families stress the importance of having it.  +He's a precious child...It's going to be his ONLY first birthday, so why not have a small get-together with loved ones?  Plus, I've heard that it's good luck to celebrate his good health. So why not? hehe+...

(Well... I can think of a couple of "why-not" reasons, like the stress of planning and costs involved, but I like to stay away from thinking negatively. haha)

[Doesn't BJ sound spoiled? I always said I wasn't going to spoil my first-born. Oye]


There are a lot of things you say you would/wouldn't do when you become a parent, and all of those things go out the window once you become a parent. 

Anyway, I'm getting off track... I was supposed to be talking about his one-year party! lol... So we're going to have it at the new house and it's going to be kind of like a housewarming/baby-one-year barbecue.  I know the character theme we'll be using, and that's about it... and it's only two months away! Ahhh.  I have to start planning soon, but I have been so stressed about the move that I haven't had the time to think about his party. Well, hopefully we'll be completely moved in by this weekend, and that should give me some time to officially start party planning.  *Cross my fingers that the weather remains sunny.*  There was a chance of rain tonight. Eep.

Happy Sunday everyone!

6 comments:

  1. I'm totally in the same boat! Prior to becoming someone's mom, I thought first birthday parties were ridiculous! Just last week? I was telling my husband this great deal I'd found about renting a banquet hall for the party since we can't possibly fit everyone in our tiny house.... Man, how these little guys change us!!

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  3. Thank you for following me and for participating in the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop. Happy to say I am following you back. Little BJ is so adorable.

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  5. after caleb was born, i understood why people threw baby luaus...not because the baby would remember...but to celebrate the fact that the parents made it through one year!!!! lol.

    caleb had a little dinner at our house with his grandparents and godparents and got to eat cake for the first time. brynna's one year is coming up soon and i think we'll do something really small again.

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  6. Yes, it is a milestone worth celebrating!

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