A blog reader told me, "You're famous for your tiny but tasteful kiddie birthday parties." Awww. Really? That was never my intention (to be famous haha) but yes, I'm a fan of small birthday parties because I have a firm belief that a big party overwhelms children and so they don't really enjoy themselves. Actually, that's me we're talking about. When I was a child, I absolutely loathed parties—for me and for anyone else. Vince said he felt the same. So we figured we'd spare our kids the pain. Brooke Shields influenced me, too. She once said that the child's age determines the number of guests. So if the child is 4 years old, she invites four guests! Well, I'm not that strict but I see her point.
A lot of people told me that kiddie birthday parties are really for the adults. The reasons being, and I quote:
1. "Mommy has been cooped up in the house for a year. I need an excuse to drink dammit!"
2. "The grandparents wanted it. They paid for it. We just went along with this whole craziness."
3. "Big parties mean big gifts! We get about P80,000 per big birthday party!"
I love my friends! They're as brutally honest as I am! So no one is allowed to criticize what they just said haha. Well, I always am amazed at kids' parties these days and, believe me, I was tempted to throw a bash for Iñigo but... It was Mother's Day weekend plus the elections so everyone either already made plans with their families or they went home to wherever they vote. So we had no choice but to have a super small birthday party!
But even the tiniest parties need a lot of love. Here's what we did for our baby birthday boy:
see here). Last Christmas, she wrote me and said that she has sooo many orders now ever since I blogged about her crafty skills. So she made these pennants as her gift and included two quilted toy bins that she made herself. I am so grateful! Thanks so much, Ria! The pennants really added something special to my family's celebrations!
their Facebook page or check out their new shop in Power Plant. It's right beside Toys R Us.
Paper Chic Studio. I love everything they have but I wanted to stick to oranges and greens. These cute party basics cost me around P890. Pretty cheap!