"You know the baby's first birthday is really all about the mom, right?"
That's what the guy at Home Depot told Camaron when we were there buying wood to make the teepee for Fox's first birthday party. Yes, we built a teepee for the party. And yes, the Home Depot worker who helped us out was right. I tried to deny it, but he was right.
As much as I didn't want to be the cliche mom who has a huge party for a baby who won't even remember it, I was fighting a pointless battle. This is who I am. I NEED/LOVE creative outlets, and party planning just fits that niche all too well. The theme (of course there was a theme) was indians/tribal. Feathers, arrows and geometric designs = yes please
(and I just really wanted to make a teepee).
Confession time: Just when you thought I couldn't get any crazier when it came to my one-year-old's birthday party... well, we actually threw him two birthday parties.Yes, two. We knew for sure we would be celebrating his birthday with family, but Fox also has so many friends who were a big part of his first year -some even more than some of his family were. So we just couldn't celebrate Fox without inviting his friends too. And, maybe it's just us, but parties involving friends and family seem to always get weird really fast. It's pretty uncomfortable for everyone involved (again, maybe that's just us). Anyway, we had family over Sunday night, and then friends Monday night. It really wasn't two crazy. And it was really fun to keep the celebration going.
In typical Stevenson party fashion, Camaron and I made a video trivia game. I wasn't sure how everyone would do with Native American trivia, so I decided to do it all about Fox's birth year instead. Remember good ole 2012? Let's see how you would do:
What birthday did Betty White celebrate in 2012?
Can you name/sing 3 Whitney Houston songs?
McKayla is ___ ________.
How many weeks pregnant was Andrea when she was at the midnight premiere of Dark Knight Rises?
Ok, now dance competition to Gangnam Style.
So, how'd you do?
Seeing Fox have so much fun with those who love him was my favorite part of the madness. And as much as the parties were about Fox turning one, I really felt like we were celebrating the fun first year we've been able to have as a family of three. Thank you all who have made this year so great!!!
p.s. Of course Fox completely ignored the teepee. Oh well, it's ready to pop back up whenever he's feeling the need to wear a few feathers and shoot a few imaginary arrows:)
p.s.s. Sorry for mentioning "big news" a few weeks ago and then never filling you in. What a tease. Well, my one and only sister is ENGAGED!!!! to be MARRIED!!!! She finally posted it on Facebook, so now I'm allowed to tell the world. That it all:)