It seems never ending… being a mom that is… we all take on so much: car pools, parent associations, T- Ball, swim meets, playgroups, birthday parties… sometimes I wonder how I get it done and maybe sometimes I don’t. And now as warm weather starts (as least here in California), my son is already dreaming about his birthday. It doesn’t matter that it is still 6 months away. At his age he already has ideas about where it should be, what food we will have, who will come. His social calendar is full and it seems like every weekend there is a birthday, which would explain his whirlwind of ideas around what his will be like.
I am the youngest of four, and if the truth be told, and my mother would never admit this, she was just “done” with birthday parties by the time I came around. I do however remember my 13th birthday. For some reason, we had a pool party for my birthday and it is the only “big” party I remember ever having. It was so special and fun for me, having a big group of friends and playing in the water on a warm summer day.
Fast forward to when I had my son, Nolan. I’ve been over the moon about him. Every year has brought a new toy fasciation for him and as his first birthday came around, I started to build his birthday parties around that theme and just because I am crazy, I got totally out of hand with the decorating and party planning. Now it happens to me every year. I go all out. Not completely because I want to spoil him on his birthday, but just because it is so much fun to be so creative.
So, as Nolan reminds me that his birthday is coming… I can’t help to think about what I might do this year for his birthday. But I need help. Going back to work this year has limited my time to get things done even more than before. Luckily, a past co-worker and women I truly admire has developed an absolutely amazing company – Minted! With her chic sense of style, she has developed lines of product, which are so tasteful and fun for kids. Not to mention Minted supports artist from all over so that you can find one-of-a-kind unique birth announcements, baby shower invitations, birthday invitations, party décor, artwork and so much more! I am in love with the Super Hero party décor. It is so creative and I can even personalize it! With the help of Minted, I can plan his party with the much needed help I need.