I love a good party. The anticipation of it all, getting ready, having a glass of wine, seeing good friends, and laughing till your sides ache- over the years myself and Mr E have had been to some rather fabulous parties.
Nowadays however, parties are a little different. Think juice instead of wine and carrot sticks instead of cocktails and you get more of an idea. Yes most of the parties nowadays we get invited to are for little people. Yet these parties are just as fun, if not more so.
My lovely daughter obviously has to share her birthday with Christmas Eve. Some people say this is a nice birthday but most feel a little sorry for her, after all she then has to wait another whole year for another celebration. However we are determined to make her birthday special, although we will be feeling Christmassy we are going to make the day all about her and then in the evening we will start to get ready for Christmas and get in the festive spirit. I am sure that we will not be able to have a party for her on her actual birthday every year as most people with be with family, but this year as it was her first birthday we did manage to have not one, but two parties. In the day time we had a party with all her little baby friends and in the evening we had a party with my family.
Here is my favourite photo of the day- her opening her cards with her Daddy.
I am determined to make her birthdays as special as possible- and no doubt that will include some very lovely parties. I can't wait to try different themes each year. Just because Mads was born on Christmas Eve doesn't mean she will miss out on some good old birthday celebrationsafter all if she is anything like her Mummy and Daddy she will enjoy a party!