Ari’s Birthday Parties // a look back

October 11, 2016 in #MomLife,Ari Davis,birthday,children,family,life,life with a toddler,mommyhood,Moosh,parenthood,party,pictures,toddler boys

I try not to be one of these “pinterest moms;” I try not to perpetuate the idea that everything must be ‘worthy’ of sharing. I mean, I think I do a pretty good job of keeping the balance and showing people that I’m real, but sometimes I like to pinterest the crap outta things! Ha!

But I have to admit… I ahhhhdore throwing theme birthday parties!! Now, mind you, I did not throw myself a wedding and reception; nor did I have a bachelorette party; nor have I ever had a big blowout of a(n adult) birthday party. So yeah. I’ve been known to go a tad bit overboard with Ari’s birthday parties — and I can guarantee I will do so with Remy, too.

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And all this “My baby will be 4!” talk has sent me down Memory Lane in a big, big, way!

I may not make supper every night (or even twice a week!), but, damn!, I can throw a birthday party.

I may leave my clean laundry piled up in the living room for a week, but, damn!, I can throw a birthday party.

I may cry in the middle of the day, and sometimes beg my husband to bring me home wine, but, damn!, I can throw a birthday party!

Okay, okay… you get the idea.

Ari’s first birthday was THE bomb dot com. He was in love with Yo Gabba Gabba, so a YGG birthday party it was!

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My little man!

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To be honest, that first birthday was more about us surviving Ari’s first year — and keeping him alive — than anything else.

I was still so overwhelmed by the first years’ festivities that I didn’t do jack squat for his second birthday. Well, I did. But it was a mish-mash of nonsense!

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So we just ordered a birthday cake from West Side Bakery and chowed down. No big thang.

But his third birthday? I was back at it! My excuse was that it was my ‘last’ birthday with just one kid! Ha! The excuses we find…

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And Minions was his drug of choice. And, ohhhh, were there options!

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And this year will be no different. I’m still in the planning phase (even though I’m less than two weeks from party day!), but we ha have a theme and we have invites — Pokémon Go! No, we’ve never played PG. But Ari hears about it on Kids YouTube. So here we are…

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Oh! And it’s a gymnastics party (again)! All the kiddos LOVED it last year.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlotte October 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm

You did an awesome job with the party favors! It is definitely Pinterest worthy. Too cute!

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Brittany October 12, 2016 at 8:33 am

this party is adorable!!

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Kristen October 13, 2016 at 8:49 am

Everything. Is so cute! I especially loved the eyeball cups- adorable!!

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Brooke October 15, 2016 at 10:04 am

I can definitely relate to this, I’ll admit I’m a total Pinterest mom. Cooking and cleaning might not get done but my kid will have an awesome pumpkin for the pre-k pumpkin contest and I’m already planning valentines! 🙂

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Rachel October 15, 2016 at 10:05 am

Girl! You’re on top of it! Valentine’s Day?! Impressive! I haven’t made my sons Halloween costume yet! 😳

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