With everything going on I feel like March really got here super fast. No big deal to most but for me, I need a couple more days (weeks!) before March arrives. Abby’s birthday is at the beginning of the month and I’m completely unprepared. Up until a week ago I didn’t even have a theme picked out for her. I know most figure a little girl would be easy to plan for, princess and super girly but it’s different with Abby. While she loves princesses and also loves trains and Strawberry Shortcake and Ninja Turtles and pretty much everything not just girly stuff. While she’s interested in several things she’s not just real big into anything. She loves Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Minnie Mouse, Blues Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Fresh Beat Band, Care Bears, Timmy Time, trains… the list goes on and on but nothing is just a huge favorite. We did Minnie Mouse last year but this year I just couldn’t seem to figure out what to do.
With a tight budget and small time frame to put it all together, I needed something simple but that she would love. I tossed around ideas like a Timmy Time party or even an Afro Circle/Madagascar 3 theme party but nothing really seemed right. I also thought of just doing a fun candy theme, not candyland or candy shoppe but just a candy theme with lots of bright colors! Bright and fun matches her personality and of course she loves candy. Plus I figured it would be really easy to put together. While I’m not super crafty I can do a few things and feel like I can do this on my budget. The more I considered it the more I liked the candy theme and finally decided to go with that one.
All I can say, thanks goodness for great friends and Pinterest!! I’ve had a few friends really help me out by finding great ideas for me and of course Pinterest has been amazing to find ideas. While I had to change up several things due to the timing of my surgery and an even tighter budget (like her birthday outfit, pictures, etc) I have found plenty of ideas to make this a great third birthday party for my little princess! It might not be the over the top theme with everything perfect but it will be great, it will be fun and most of all she’ll remember having a great birthday.
Now to just make my list of what to find, what to make and get things ready! Two weeks isn’t much time to put together a birthday party but I’ll get it done. I’ll post pictures of my crafty projects, I have some really big ideas and just hope I can pull them all off! And just in case any of my awesome friends that have helped read this, thank you! Couldn’t have done it without your help!!
Now if only I could find an awesome swing set for Abby’s gift it will be perfect! She loves to swing and slide so I can’t think of anything more perfect to get her!