I think that I need to title every single post "A bunch of random stuff" because that's what they all end up being. LOL
In 26 days, it will be Leigha's Birthday (and Richard's too). I have been in party planning mode for the last 6 months. I know what party decorations we are going to use, I know what her theme is (Hugs and stitches) I know what people I want to invite, I know what food we are going to serve, I know what my plans for that day are going to be, but I am in NO WAY prepared for this, but then I wonder if any parent really is.
I finally ordered her invitations from Shutterfly the other day. I am super happy with them. I want to post them here but I can't figure out how to save the image and block out the address and stuff ;) I kept hoping that if I delayed ordering them long enough then I wouldn't have to send them of and then I wouldn't have my baby turn 1. No such luck I think.
And how in the world have I not caught onto Shutterfly before?! I not only ordered her invites, but also about 50 pictures (to fill most of the empty picture frames that we have around the house LOL) and have recently ordered a photo book, all free....well except for shipping, but still, not a bad deal to get a really nice photo book for $8. (To see it, just click on the link, I can't figure out how to get it on the blog, if you know how, please let me know)
We were going to do lunch and grill out hamburgers, but Richard mentioned that someone will have to spend all that time outside in the heat grilling those hamburgers, which of course isn't fair to the person who has to do it (either him or his dad since the party is at his parent's house since our AC is out) so I am making everything. I think I am pretty well set on the food. I am planning on little smokies, meatballs, chips and dips, fruit...probably watermelon and cantaloupe, and pineapple, and of course the cake. I think that should be plenty of food. I have no clue how many people will be attending, I guess if lots of them don't come, I can adjust the amount.
I have also contacted a lady that I found online through Craigslist who has extras of the plates and cups and tablecloths that are in the design that I want to decorate with. Problem is she lives over an hour away, and I really don't know if its worth driving that far to spend $20 to save $40. She has lots more stuff than I will need, especially tablecloths and such, but I can always bunch them up and use them as banners or put under her highchair when she does her smash cake or whatever, or make a photo booth kinda thing with them.
All-in-all I guess, I'm pretty excited about it, she is 1, we get to see friends, I get to cook. I just wish it didn't have to get here so FAST!