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!


  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!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Yes, it is a milestone worth celebrating!