This year though? With the move, and work, and Evan's residency etc., I truly haven't given it much thought. Today, I decided it was time to start thinking about it. After all, a baby this cute deserves her Mommy to think ahead!
I know I still have 7 months. I am a very organized, obsessive compulsive person. I know that planning ahead is the way to do this in order for me to stay sane. OK? ; )
When I told Liliana we hadn't come up with a theme yet, she pointed her finger at me and said "well start thinking about it Mommy! This is a HUGE event!!" I agree Liliana. I agree. (PS Could she be any more gorgeous? Look at those eyes!)
I have THREE options for this years theme. Note: the party will likely be in Texas (reminder: I live in Arkansas). We will be going to San Antonio in May for Liliana's Godfather's graduation. As a result, it makes sense to have a big 2nd birthday party in San Antonio for everyone to celebrate with Liliana. I will most likely do it in my parents backyard. The reason this is limiting is that I can't prepare TOO many things unless they pack well in a suitcase.
Here are the three options:
Sesame Street Party
I could always go the typical "Sesame Street" way. I know it's common, but Liliana LOVES Elmo. Every night when we put her in her crib, she asks for "Melmo" and the second we give him to her she hugs him real tight and immediately falls asleep. That being said, we're not big TV watchers with her and haven't seen one episode of Sesame Street so I'm not sure it's worthy of the entire theme. It sure does make for a bright and lively party though! Look at some of this amazing stuff I found. These women are creative and talented! I assure you my party won't look nearly this good! (Plus, I don't really have that kind of budget)
Artsy Fartsy Party
Don't ask me WHERE she got it from because neither Evan nor I are artistic, but Liliana ADORES coloring! She actually does a pretty darn good job with it too. She tries to mimic me when I do circles and squares. Her favorite thing? Coloring with a crayon in both hands. She's efficient, what can I say? As a result, I think something like this (including: crayons, frames, and face painting) could be a TON of fun.
Let's Have a Ball Party
Liliana's last obsession? Balls. She LOVES playing with them -- she
likes loves FREAKING ADORES when Evan lifts her up to make a basket, she loves throwing the ball to us, she loves playing with her little basketball hoop in her playroom ... you get the idea. SO, why not have a ball party? It would be SO easy to buy for and I think all the invited kids would have a blast.
SO, which one do you like best?
The sooner I know the theme, the sooner I can officially start planning.
This organized, OCD Mommy is kinda freaking out. HELP!