As I near the one month mark until my little man turns 4, I feel as if I am failing at the party planning process. I have not even begun planning his celebration and to be honest, I am not sure if I want to plan a party for his birthday this year. *GASP*!!!!
I know, I know. Me, the queen of party planning. The hostest with the mostest. The entertaining GURU. I LOVE parties. I LOVE planning parties. I LOVE hosting parties. I just love it all. But this year, I am finding it hard to conjure up the mojo I need to get my party planning butt into gear.
For starters, I usually start planning a party conceptually a year in advance. I tend to know what my theme will be and a very rough idea of how I want the party to look. A few months out I pretty much have most of the details ironed out, including budget. And a month out, I am looking at sending invitations to the desired guests.
The need to plan a party is still in me. Especially since this will be the only party I actually get to plan this year since my older kids didn't want parties (which, honestly, was a good thing for my sanity and my wallet). But as the baby of the family, the last one left standing, my almost 4 year needs a party to mark his special day. And he actually wants, and is excited for, a party. I just have to get myself hyped up for the task ahead.
I need to set my budget, which will most likely be $100. Funds are tight this year so that doesn't leave much in the budget for a lavish party. I also need to set a date, a time and a place and figure out the theme. After I have all those details down on paper, I can start planning. I know I can plan a fabulous party in a short amount of time, since I don't need much for this simple event. But I am gonna need all the luck I can get. With just a month out and a small budget, it's gonna take a lot for me to pull this party off and make it look effortless and fun.