What mom isn’t stressed on the day of the party? If you’re anything like me, you’ve got an endless mental to-do list and heaven help the poor person who gets in your way. On the day of Poppet’s second party, I was heavily pregnant and on hormonal overload, and losing the fight with a batch of icing. My mother told me to stop being Mama Grumpy Pants – though not in those exact words – and hug my husband instead of glaring at him. So, if you’re feeling a bit of a Grumpy Pants yourself, here are two things to keep in mind.
1. It’s a party, not a wake
It’s supposed to be a fun day. So what if you didn’t get all the balloons up or the icing looks a bit iffy? Find yourself a spot to sit down, put your feet up, and watch your child have a blast. Find a mommy friend to talk to and enjoy yourself.
You don’t want to be the only one in the photos not smiling, do you?
2. There is no script
Forget the mental to-do list. Go with the flow. If the kids would rather bounce on the jumping castle than play Pass the Parcel, let them.
Have a cupcake. You’ve earned it.
Do you get stressed on Party Day?