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.


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!

My little man!



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!

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…

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



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…


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!


Brittany October 12, 2016 at 8:33 am

this party is adorable!!


Kristen October 13, 2016 at 8:49 am

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


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! 🙂


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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