Thursday, January 15, 2009

The bake-a-thon of all bake-a-thons

Logan is quickly approaching his 3rd birthday. Three! Can you believe it? I can't. And just as we have done in previous years, we are planning a birthday party extravaganza. One thing about having so many friends that can be a pain is birthday parties and planning. September and January are the busiest months for parties and we end up going to one every weekend, not to mention buying a gift for four to five kids those months.

Logan has two good friends in his playgroup that have birthdays on the 13th and 26th. One of the moms suggested that we get together and plan a combined birthday party since we would be inviting the same people anyway. Brilliant! So, all three of us are working together - renting out a bounce house place, getting sandwiches and juice, making goodie bags and baking cupcakes. FOR 60 PEOPLE. Yes, that's right. 60 people including siblings and parents. Because of Logan's food allergy, I automatically volunteered to bake the cupcakes since they need to be egg-free. And that's what I'm doing for the next two days. Baking them all today, then frosting them tomorrow so they will be ready to go on Saturday morning.

Even though I'm turning my kitchen into a small bakery for the next two days, the party planning has been very easy and stress free. With all of us working together, it's been great and I can't wait for the party of all parties this weekend. What an awesome way to celebrate a birthday!


Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I love team party planning, and I love baking so in my opinion you got the best part of the deal! Sounds like a fun party!

Joanna said...

Wow...60! I fussed about baking just 24! Good Luck...I know they will turn out great and the party will be awesome!

erica said...

Sixty people! You're like a superhero. There's no way in hell could I spend any amount of time with 60 people!! Hope it goes really well for you guys though :D