Since pink seems to be the theme of the week, let me show you Penelope’s 3rd birthday party!
I don’t think that all moms should do over the top parties if their kid has no interest in them, or if the mom doesn’t like do that sort of thing. And I certainly don’t think this is something that “good moms” do or that you aren’t a good mom if you don’t throw parties like this. For me, throwing this party for Penelope felt really good.
This was my art time. I have always loved painting and ceramics, but I don’t have the time or space to have an art studio, so this is my creative outlet. I don’t paint or make jewelry or knit. I dream, design and plan parties!
I can’t even describe what a joy it was to throw this party for Penelope. I planned and prepared months and months in advance. Penelope helping me along the whole way. Each trip to the craft store, each hour spent crafting, she was by my side, giddy with excitement about her party. Some afternoons I would catch her with a roll of ribbon, wandering around her playroom talking and singing to herself. I would ask what she was doing and it was always “decorating for my party!”
Her first and second birthday parties were at home and seemed to overwhelm her a bit. I am not sure if it was just because she was a year older or because I kept the invite list as small as possible, but this year she had a blast from the first minute to the last. Not a single crying fit or need to sit and nurse for a bit to relax. Seeing her so happy and joyful and being able to do something for that was exactly what she wanted, exactly what she hoped for, made my heart swell.
With the print cookbook coming out the week before her birthday and lots of promotional stuff I had to do, I was swamped and was lucky enough to have the help of some amazing Etsy artists this year. I was blown away by the quality of everything that was sent to Penelope.
And I am THRILLED to be able to give away everything that was given to Penelope, so that one little girl will get the EXACT party Penelope did. Everything I bought or made myself has been neatly packed away in two huge boxes ready to be shipped to one lucky girl. Everything that Penelope was sent from businesses will also be sent to the lucky winner.
This giveaway is a total of over $800!!!! See the last page of the post on how to enter.