But when I turned 29 last October, I had the best lesson in birthday party planning I could've ever asked for. For my birthday, my sweet sister and my mom got together all my family and took us out to my favorite park where the kids could run and play, and they unloaded a picnic of literally all my favorite things. There were flowers, and a beautiful white tablecloth my mom had gotten for me...and that was the extent of the decor. It was the best birthday I can ever remember having, and it wasn't because people slaved over it or because I got tons of stuff. It had nothing to do with a cake...it had everything to do with the fact that I felt completely celebrated. My family sat down and thought of me and figured out what I'd like and what would make me happiest, and they hit the nail on the head.
So when it came time to do our first kid party of the year, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to celebrate Izzy. No invitations. No over-the-top decor. No crazy planning. Here's how it all worked out:
Next, we made our way to mini golf. She had no idea what it was before we got there, but she was really into it once we got started playing. Ultimately, we didn't play the entire 18 holes, but looking back on it, I think she probably would have had we kept going with it. he cheered us all on, and I even got a hole in one.
So here's to celebrating people- not parties.