Friday, February 24, 2006

Planning for the mini's 1st birthday party

So it begins. In nearly 4 months my daughter will be 1. To be honest, this has been the day I've been waiting for since she was born. (Flashback) Interior-Birthing Center. Wife (In Tub): "Oh God, just make her come out already!!" Me: "There she is…my baby girl!!... Wait 'til we have your first birthday party next year...” So maybe not exactly the words said. But kid birthday parties (or big party events) are a really big deal to us creatives. It's like a competition in a good way. You go to something that's really innovative and creative, you tell your fellow designer/artist "Wow-You've managed to do something really original and amazing", and then you start thinking about how much better yours is going to be when your time comes. It's not a bad thing; in fact, it keeps you striving to be a better designer in everything you do. What does my wife think about all this? That I'm crazy, like always. and that our daughter won't remember anything at all. That's not the point, it's "my" daughter's 1st birthday - the daughter of a somewhat crazy designer. So with that, I've spent some time working out the details, the "theme", the event place (our HOA Lake Club), the food, invites, entertainment (and what a surprise that'll be), giveaways, etc. I can't give away any *secrets* just yet (because people we know read this), but when 'they' say (whoever ‘they’ are...) "Kids 1st birthday parties are more for the parents"; "they" just didn't know how right they were.
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    IzzyMom said...

    I hear ya. Those first few birthdays are definitely not for the kids. So true. But what I really wanna know is, who is the maniacal, blood-soaked axe murderer in the photo?

    creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

    Nobody I know. If it were my daughter there would be more food in her hair.

    IzzyMom said...

    As opposed to blood?