One thing that I've really grown to love (and have gotten a lot better at) is planning my kids' birthday parties! I'll be the first to admit, the first couple of LL's parties weren't that great, but I am more than making up for that now! I really love that I have 1 boy and 1 girl (I/we get to pick a lot of different themes!), and I have a winter (February) and summer (June) birthday, so we get to experience those differences as well.
First up, all of LL's parties:
1 year old - a jungle party
This one was not fantastic in creativity, food, or decor - haha. But I was a first time mom and just figuring all of this stuff out!
2 years old - An owl party. We did this one at home, and it did get a tiny bit better
3 years old - Tangled/Rapunzel party. This is where I really stepped up my game! We had balloons (lanterns) everywhere, Rapunzel's long braid, and served food in cast iron skillets. It was awesome!
4 years old - Gymnastics party. Hosted at the YMCA and so easy for me!
5 years old - Tiny Bubbles swim party. Again, hosted at a separate location where we just had to show up with a cake and some pizza!
6 years old - LL decided to forgo a party and instead, we partied at DISNEY WORLD!
7 years old - A campfire party - complete with horses, fireworks, and smores! It was as amazing as it sounds!
8 years old - Another Tiny Bubbles swim party. Again, we just showed up with cupcakes and pizza!
Because Cooper's birthday is smack in the middle of South Georgia Summer - he has always had a pool party. And he will continue to have a pool party until he's old enough to come up with something on his own - haha. Here are all of Cooper's parties:
1 Year Old - Cooper's Crab Shack. This was probably my favorite party for Cooper so far. It was just so cute! I loved how it all came together!
2 Years Old - A construction theme. Not your typical pool party theme, but we made it work!
3 Years Old - A Disney "Cars" themed party.
4 Years Old - A Shark Party
Cooper has said he wants a Ninja Turtle party this year, so we've already started planning for that. I think it will turn out super cute!