2 Things To Keep In Mind On Party Day

Image credit: sxc.hu

Image credit: sxc.hu

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.

Image credit: sxc.hu

Image credit: sxc.hu

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.


Sit down.

Have a cupcake. You’ve earned it.

Image credit: sxc.hu

Image credit: sxc.hu

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