I'm starting to think our parents had it so easy. A cake, some streamers, color coordinated tablecloths, a few cocktails and the perfect birthday party was born. In the age of Pinterest/Etsy/Facebook/Blogging; a birthday party is a mother's creative outlet. (Or an excuse to drink wine in the middle of the day with her friends) Behold a site I discovered through Pinterest......Kara's party Ideas.
Images via Kara's party Ideas
Now let me start off by saying I am not making fun of these parties. If I had the time and creativity I would do this in a heartbeat! But how do you keep a balance between these and a nice backyard fiesta?
Photos from my 1st birthday party-a fabulous backyard get together in New Orleans. March 14th, 1981
What is considered overboard? I am obsessing (who's shocked?) about this birthday party. Do I have a small gathering that is relaxed and casual? Or do I pick a cute theme and go all out? Ford is my first baby and I absolutely love having people over so my mission is to come up with a happy medium.
Just for fun I thought you would like to see some flashback pictures from this girl's birthday parties in the 80's!
My Grandmother Katharine "Kay" Braselman Boylan lighting my 1st birthday cake
3rd Birthday in the Mountains. We had just moved into Chipmunk Hill
McDonald's Cake!! Remember those Iced characters?
Trapped in Hamburglar. It started to hail 5 minutes after this picture
This was the norm for me. Pretty dresses, cake, either an Easter or St. Patrick's theme and giggles. (If a March blizzard didn't cancel the party)
What did you do for your baby's first birthday party? Want to come to Ford's? Is a Bartender overboard?