June is a big month in our house. School’s out, summer camps start, and of course, Ricki’s birthday. No, I’m not going to make this about the fact that I’m going to be the mom of an EIGHT YEAR OLD this June and am absolutely devastated, so don’t worry. This is about the fact that I have a love/hate relationship with birthday parties.
On one hand, I absolutely LOVE the planning part and coming up with the theme every year. On the flip side, I’m the world’s worst procrastinator and end up running around like a crazy lady the day of the party every year. Last year, for Ricki’s 7th birthday, I was blessed with two party planning angels! I found the cutest invitations to go with our “Camp Ricki” theme at AndersRuff.com, so I ordered them and soon after got an email from Maureen asking if I needed any extra help with the party. Umm… duh!
Maureen and Adria turned my living room into every little girl’s dream! Between the cake (that I devoured with a fork standing in my kitchen later that night), the personalized cookies, the trail mix, and every other adorable detail part of me wanted to cancel the party and just look at everything all night. But when Ricki came in and saw the magical transformation her smile made my heart do backflips. Ricki and her friends had the best time and looked so cute in their matching pajamas, I still can’t say thank you enough to all the girls at AndersRuff.com and everyone else that was so kind to help with the party!
The only problem is now I’m going to have to explain to Ricki why her party this year looks nothing like the last one. I can’t really be expected to match that every year, right??