For a while I didn't have anything to blog about, well I did, and thought THOSE ideas would be better for upcoming posts....and then I got lazy......and then midterm projects kicked in.....and then all that heavy rain & storms......and then I stayed lazy. But today we got up and headed to town, just for Mahie. Since January I've had her first birthday at the back of my mind, along with a ton of jumbled ideas. Thank goodness by the time my birthday came in February, I decided on a theme. It's not really a theme theme, like a movie, Disney princess or cartoon....I just always adored dancing hula, and hula girls for that matter and thought, hmmm "a hula girl theme" would be cute. What's a hula girl theme? Well I'm making it up as I go. Everyday I've been finding inspiration, so the Swapmeet for sure supplied all those crafty ideas in my head. Anyways, I'm trying to keep myself as far away from stressing out as possible....why does all this planning seem so similar to my reception, weird. Hard to explain. And then some days I feel like 'Super Mom Party Planner' ready to tackle anything, and other days I could care less and would rather pay my Mom or Sister to do it all, lol. Really. We're still deciding if it will be at our local stake center or at Kualoa Ranch since my brother Eric can get it for free, woohoo. All in all, I need to remind myself to keep things simple. What's a party if the Mom's a hot mess? lol. But I think stress is just a natural part of me, geez.
So we went to the Swapmeet for some decorations and such....a really nice chinese lady sold me some "hula girl skirt kits" lol, for cheap, and I think it'll be cute to hang it somewhere at the party. My Mom of course put it on Mahie as soon as we got home, but NO, NEVER, would I let my daughter wear that forreals in public, no matter what age. It was funny though, until she started to chew on everything.
I also started to work on goodie bag ideas. I've had a ton of brown lunch bags in storage since I worked for Laie Summer Fun a couple years ago, and thought it was time to use them up. My Mom always has all sorts of crafts from collecting cheap from garage sales and also because she's been Primary President. She had some green sparkly tissue paper and zigzag scissors. We decided to make simple "hula girl" bags. On Pinterest I saw that a lot of Mom's had used brown lunch bags too (thank goodness not just ME being thrifty) and just folded the top with a secured laundry pin. So at the Swapmeet I bought a ton of those clip fake flowers to secure the top of the bags. I didn't expect how cute they'd turn out. Simple, but totally cute. And the boys can just give their clips to their sisters or Moms, lol. They look better in person, especially the "grass skirts".
And now here's the reason why Mahie was so fussy and OVER tired....finally rolling over and knocking out because of all the sugar she had today! Shave Ice and my Mc Donald's parfait.