Sunday, April 20, 2008

Oink, Oink...

Next week Ava will be 2 years old. So what do we do ?? We plan a party of course.
We are having a Farm Party. We are going to play pin the tail on the pig, make farm animal decorations, break a turkey pinata to bits and eat cow cake and piggie cupcakes.
So when I plan a party I go a little overboard. I hate the comments I get from people. I enjoy it and if it seems like too much work for you oh well.
So I have about 60 people invited and only 1/2 have RSVP'd. So on I go prepping for ?? invites.
I made the 25 bags you have seen on a past post. I made 25 pig tails to play pin the tail on the pig. Olivia and I did the first layer of our own pinata tonight after Ava went to bed. I told her it could be her present to Ava.
Now food-Many people have told me to just buy stuff - It is easier. But really in my heart I LOVE parties. I am going to cook for a whole day and I can't wait. I have changed my mind many times but tonight I just thought screw it. I'm cooking. So if you are a reader and invited bring your appetite.
I am making the cake and cupcakes homemade too.
Now why am I doing this - I have thought alot about that lately. Then I realize doing these things are the same things that are some of the best memories I have of my childhood. My Mom always made our cake homemade and I remember the first time she bought a cake. I was a teeneager and she bought it at a nice bakery and I think she thought we deserved better than a regular homemade cake but in reality I was more disappointed and wanted a cake my mom had spent the time on. She always knew your favorite cake and it was always homemade frosting.
So I will do this for my girls and hopefully I can make some of the best memories for them too.

6 comments:

Barry said...

That's a FANTASTIC post. You're a great Mom! Happy B-day Ava!

chellamac said...

I am definitely skipping breakfast to enjoy all this food.

Anonymous said...

I can attest that we live with the DEVIL!!!!!but then she laughs and it's all over. Jennifer has more fun planning the party than anyone I know and am glad I could do the same for her when she was little! Love, Mom

faLMAF01 said...

Well I managed to get comment published but I guess I'm anonymous!!!Mom

Bonnie said...

bakery frosting is never as good as homemade frosting!!! Jen,your having too much fun being a mom...
My mom bought me a bakery cake one year too... I know exactly what your talking about.

Barry said...

Mmmmmmmm..... frosting......

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