This is a (Not So Wordless Wednesday Post) Mini Me Turns FIVE this weekend! I’ve known for a while that we were going to have an Avengers themed birthday party with matching birthday cake! I have an Avengers filled weekend ahead of me with lots of fun and games including playing Avengers Battle For Earth on XBOX 360 Kinect!
*The following post you are about to read is 100% true, SAD butâ€¦ TRUE!* I was recently planning a birthday party for my husband and wanted to do something really special to celebrate his 35th Birthday. His birthday is in March and I thought it was about time I got the party planning started. The last time I did something of this magnitude was when he turned 30. His 30th Birthday Bash was super successful and is still talked about today. I started to plan the event choosing a venue, getting a guest list together and was working on the birthday invitation design. It was to be a destination Birthday Party on a boat! I was keeping the details a secret but, wanted to make sure he kept his schedule open and told him I was planning something special for his 35th Birthday. He told me that it wasnâ€™t a big deal and not to worry about planning anything. I totally ignored him saying itâ€™s a milestone and we need to celebrate. As I got more and more into planning I started to think about my birthday.
My birthday is in October; as a matter of fact I usually celebrate the entire month of October dubbing it JENtober. Every weekend in October I do something to celebrate my birthday. I celebrated this past October and had a ball, documented everything on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. I started to think about what Iâ€™m going to do to celebrate my birthday. Now I will say that my husband is older than me but, not by much. Heâ€™s about a year and a half older than I am. The only problem with my previous birthday is that until recently (meaning like a day or two ago) I didnâ€™t add on one year. Yup! I celebrated a birthday and didnâ€™t take into consideration that I got a year older. I donâ€™t know maybe I got all caught up in celebrating. How this happened Iâ€™m still trying to figure it out. Anyhow! I apparently did the same thing with my husband because instead of correcting me about his actual age (35), he just said we donâ€™t need to celebrate this milestone. What a husband!
A conversation between me and the man led me to do the math and come to the realization that I apparently celebrated both our birthdays last year but, we didnâ€™t get any older (in my mind)! Ha! Can you imagine the embarrassment I would have felt throwing my hubby a 35th Birthday Party when heâ€™s turning 36. On the upside of things, I can now take all his plans and make them my own since Iâ€™m the one with a milestone birthday coming up this year. I’ll plan a trip for his birthday instead. I definitely got a reality check! So, have you ever forgotten your age? What about stop counting once you hit a certain number? Oh waitâ€¦ I know some people that start counting backwards once they hit a certain point.
Bonus: The hubs and I went out on a date the other night and he orders a Long Island Iced Tea, our server cards him and he says â€œI canâ€™t believe I still get carded. How old do I look?â€ The server looks at him and saysâ€¦ â€œYou look like you could be my age, like twenty!â€ I just looked at both of them with the side-eye and chuckled. My husband looks younger than his age but, she was pushing it!
My birthday is quickly approaching and being the procrastinator that I amâ€¦ I thought it would be fun to highlight what Iâ€™m doing at this very moment. I usually celebrate my birthday all month long dubbing October to be JENtober until Halloween! I create events all month long to keep my friends, family and of course myself busy. However I have ONE official birthday party and thatâ€™s next Saturday. I just created my invitation last night. So, where did I go from there and what am I doing to pull this off? Letâ€™s take a look!
Whoâ€™s coming? Get your invitation out! In this day and age I donâ€™t know the last time I used stationary or printed invitations for myself. Iâ€™m all about Evites! I designed my birthday invitation in Photoshop and created a Facebook Event and started inviting all my friends. Iâ€™ll probably have to send out a few emails and text messages for people not on Facebook and I may even tweet it out to local my local twitter peeps so it will give us a chance to connect.
Will there be Food? Well, that dependsâ€¦ Iâ€™m actually hosting two events in one day and neither of them is in my home. One event will have food while the other wonâ€™t. The first event is my â€œPole Partyâ€ celebration with all my girlfriends. Iâ€™ll have light party snacks, refreshments and cake which weâ€™ll enjoy before the party begins and work those calories right off. Lol! The second event is taking place at a lounge/ nightclub and there will be a cash bar and no food is allowed. Therefore I canâ€™t bring food into the establishment. If I would have opted to have a house party, I would have gone shopping and prepared a fairly non complicated menu along with the ingredients to make the BEST cocktails!
Decorate Much? While I wonâ€™t go overboard I think some simple birthday decorations will do at the pole dance studio and lounge/ club to set the JENtober tone. Besides I love balloons and any reason I have to use balloons and streamers I will. I wonâ€™t go as far as confetti that can be a bit of a hassle to clean up! A HUGE plus is that I opted not to have a house party so I didnâ€™t have to massively tidy up my home and thereâ€™s no clean up after the party for me!
Send Reminders: As the event gets closer, in my case itâ€™s next weekendâ€¦ Send out reminder messages on the Facebook event wall, email or twitter. Iâ€™d say a few days before and then the night before or the day of the event so that everyone has is in their mind! If you want to get snazzy make a cute little video and add some â€œbirthdayâ€ music to it and send it to everyone. I think Iâ€™m going to do that this weekend, My Video Birthday Invitation!
Enjoy your Day! Youâ€™ve done everything to get your event(s) embedded in everyoneâ€™s brain so just relax and get ready to have FUN! Being that itâ€™s a last minute eventâ€¦ Donâ€™t get stuck on the number of attendees. I always have a great time with my friends whether itâ€™s two of us or fifty two of us! However I feel if you are hosting you’re birthday party, your friends will know itâ€™s the place to be and wonâ€™t want to miss the event. If you have any additional last minute party planning tips, please share.