My daughter’s first birthday party was 2 weeks ago.
I did not bake 7 cakes, cut them into pieces and stick them back together to form the shape of a unicorn.
I did not spend $100 on custom invitations from Etsy.
I did not spend hours of my life creating fondant eyes & marshmallow beaks to create cupcakes in the likeness of Sesame Street characters.
I did not carve a watermelon into the shape of a sea turtle.
I did not string together 200 balloons and shape them into Cinderella’s carriage.
There was no DIY photo booth.
There were no coordinating tablescapes, centerpieces and favors.
Lest you think I’m a total scrooge, I *did* print out pictures of my daughter from over the last year and string them across the mantle, and hang up some decorations I had left over from Read more