Do y'all remember that I'm going to have a teenager when I wake up in the morning tomorrow? We're getting ready to leave town for spring break next week. ("Camping." (cabin-ish type camping) How I got talked into this I do not know.) (Proof positive that I will follow my man anywhere.) (Also proof positive that my man knows when I need to get away from "it all.") Then, after spring break, we've got Easter and more birthdays, so I've got a million lists going and party items strung out in various forms of preparedness all over the place. It's very festive around here to say the least.
do something about it. Ha! Anyway, because we'll be gone, I'm not going too crazy on party decor for him and besides, he keeps telling me that boys don't really care for that sort of thing. (However, his eyes lit up when he walked in after school and saw that I'd hung a party banner up for him so there you go.) So, regardless of his claims, I am splashing a bit of fun color around to festivize the place in his honor and I'm planning on using this same banner in a few weeks for Ava's rainbow themed party. (You won't want to miss it.)
Carrot cake cupcakes every single year since the kid was two. This year, I used some of the most FUN rainbow sprinkles from my girl Ashley's shop, Fancy That Loved. (By the way, she hooked me up with a party box. I won't even go into the crazy excitement that possessed this house when that box landed on my doorstep. We're talking stripey straws in rainbow colors, wood spoons, sprinkles, treat bags, daisy cut mason jar lids... you name it, we got it. We are now officially decked out for party season and I promise to share tons more from Ashley's shop when it's Ava's time to celebrate because she happens to care very much about party decor, thankyouverymuch! )
a wake-up tradition in this house, on birthdays? I always put a cupcake on a plate, plunk a candle in it, and everyone in the house walks into the birthday person's room singing happy birthday. (And the birthday person always pretends to be asleep and totally surprised by this event, event though I know for a fact they've been awake for hours, waiting for the rest of us to get up and get our acts together, and get that dang candle lit.) Well anyway, this year I found a place that makes giant doughnuts. My boy loves doughnuts almost more than life itself, so I bought him one for his birthday wake-up.
I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be. If you have any sage words of wisdom, I'll take 'em. And you might want to pray that I don't fall and break my tail-bone on the ice tomorrow night. It's been a long time since I've gone ice skating!! Ha!
Fancy That Loved's etsy shop