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Luke’s fourth birthday party is Friday and I cannot wait!
First on tap for today? Making my to-do list. Scott laughs because I usually make about five of these. Hey, it’s a system that works for me.
Last Thursday, while we had some van time and Scott was driving, I sketched out the dessert/favor table because that’s how I roll. My visual brain needs to see what it will look like. It rarely looks like my first draft, but as I sketch I always come up with ideas. What can I say. Graphic design brain. I’ve also learned you have to make the most of the time you have. While I sketched, I talked out loud and Scott gave me the “go” and “no go” for my ideas. I also perused Pinterest for activity ideas because let’s be real. The dessert table is all fine and pretty, but the kids should have fun. I have some cool things up my sleeve – I hope, anyway.
As ideas came to me, I added a few more things to the Pinterest board last night and today. I always post way too many and have to remind myself that I can’t do them all, as much as I want to eat the elephant. Not enough hours in the day. In a stroke of, “yes, I needed to read that,” 3 Things for Mom had a post today from the gal behind Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM). She had some great advice:
When it comes to planning parties—no matter the size—always start with a theme and “inspiration piece.” This will make all your planning-related decisions so much easier.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. My theme, little man, keeps coming back to this shirt my sweet friend texted me the other day (thanks Amber!).
So, you’ll see a fair amount of mustaches at the party. I snapped this picture of Luke this afternoon for one of our games. Anna-Laura was kind enough to hold the foam board behind him! More on Friday about which game it is. But, first, I mustache you a question: any guesses? Sorry, I’m in party planning mode.
That’s day one: putting it all down on paper, dreaming of all the fun we’ll have and zeroing in on the inspiration. Tomorrow, I’ll finally tackle some projects!