If the expectant mom is miles away, keep it simple by mailing them right from Amazon. She will get them in two days, and you won’t have to hit the post office. I seriously dread going to the post office.
I probably should have listened to my heart and bought a cupcake and a candle, and sang her Happy Birthday at home. Not like she would have been scarred. She was ONE.
I bought these decorations for my daughter’s first birthday. A party I really didn’t want to throw.
I probably should have listened to my heart and just bought a cupcake and a candle, and sang her Happy Birthday at home. Not like she would have been scarred. She was ONE.
But I guess I got sucked in to the mom life. I was a year in to motherhood, and while many things had improved since the newborn days, I was still working a full-time corporate job, marketing my children’s book: Love You to Pieces Beautiful Monster,
The party ended up being kind of a bummer. It was at a park on an unreasonably hot day, I was stressing about the party set-up and decorations, the fact that there was an event going on at the park thus there was ZERO parking, and the fact that the cute donuts I ordered tasted like bland rocks. That was March.
Fast forward to this weekend. My great aunt helped me throw an intimate get together to celebrate Baby Two. We did a girls night in spa party with a Let’s Pamper Before the Pampers theme.
Unfortunately I failed and totally forgot to snap some pictures of everything set-up, but I took a few the following day before cleaning up.
It was such a fun and relaxing night. We all wore our pj’s, laughed at our ridiculous face masks, enjoyed exfoliating hand scrub, binged on a dessert bar, and got to enjoy some kid-free hours chatting together.
Most of the decorations were reused from that first birthday party back in March. I was so excited to use them for a second time around. It made me notice how far I’ve come since then. I felt happy, relaxed, light-hearted, and chill at this party:)
I knew back then that I wasn’t my old self yet, but I didn’t know how long it would take. See, I actually love throwing parties. I just couldn’t handle it then. That’s how I knew things weren’t right.
I had no hindsight at that point. I was just going through the motions, hoping that at some point things would shift. And they did. I just needed to give myself grace during the season I was in.
Want to throw your own relaxing DIY Spa Party? Here’s how!
Set the Mood (Atmosphere): reused tassels and signs decorations I already had, cut roses from my front yard and placed them in white dollar store vases, lite a Eucalyptus Mint Candle from World Market, turned on a relaxing playlist on Spotify, and used a difuser with Eucalyptus essential oil.
For $10 guests could pick a meal and leave an encouraging card for us to read on the day we eat “their” freezer meal. Easy for guests to play, and it really helped reduce the extra $230 we spent on groceries this month to stock the freezer.