Monday, January 07, 2008

Preparing for The Big 2
Now that all of the holidays are out of the way, it's time to start planning Logan's 2nd birthday party. I've been thinking about it for a while now & had a really hard time coming to a decision on what to do. I want to do it at home because it's just easier (& cheaper) that way, but our house is microscopic compared to all of our friends homes. It's really difficult to host playgroup (even though we do anyway) because it feels like everyone is sitting or running on top of each other.

So, then I started thinking about taking the party elsewhere. There was the bounce house option, local pool, tot gym, the farm & last but not least, Chuck E. Cheese. I was not a fan of any of these places for various reasons, but mainly - the cost. I do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a 2 year olds birthday party. That just seems ridiculous & we could use that money for other things (like moving). I eventually made the decision to have it at home, no matter how crowded it would be.

I made the invitation list & we have about 15 kids on there (plus both of their parents). I'll make cupcakes rather than a cake & a table full of appetizers & brunch items. We're going to have a snowman themed party where we'll drink hot chocolate with marshmallows (or coffee for the parents) & the gift bags will be snowman-making kits (which will be super cute & I can make them very inexpensively). Then after about an hour of eating & feeling squished, we'll all head out to a nearby park to go sledding & build snowmen. This is the only time that I've ever prayed for snow. Otherwise, I'll be screwed.

So...let the party planning begin!


Anonymous said...

Awesome idea, sounds fun (and adorable)!

Jaime said...

Sounds like a very fun birthday party! We had to settle on a skating party for Arwen, there were just too many children. =)

Liz said...

We want to come!

[[I can't believe Logan's going to be TWO!!]]

Wendy said...

We just went to a sledding party this weekend. It was a blast:) We have a super small house also, so I totally know how you feel. I would have get togethers all the time if only we have more room. I wish I didn't love my neighborhood so much because the house would be on the market tomorrow.