Saturday, November 7, 2009

Birthday Party Planning: Take 1

More birthday stuff - lucky you!!
Billy and I decided that a nice, gender neutral theme for the twins' first birthday party would be bugs. I am no fan of bugs but I'll hold a lady bug or butterfly; they're OK. I won't kill an ant or caterpillar but I don't particularly like them. Anything beyond that - your centipede, cockroach, or (Heaven forbid!) spider - and I have to call in reinforcements (read: Billy). But, in a cartoony way, bugs are cute. And so a bug theme we have.

My MIL is throwing them an ENORMOUS party for when we visit El Salvador. Let's put it this way - it should be twice as big as my wedding. And she has found lots of cute bug themed things for the bash. A ladybug pinata (how do I do an n with ~ ?), plates and cups with cute bugs on them, bug balloons and other bug decorations. She even had someone design bug invitations:

Plus, she's getting a clown, a cotton candy machine, a popcorn machine, and if Billy has his way, a beer cart. Should be lots of fun for adults and children alike. And with about 150 people, I am just grateful that she is in charge and not me. Don't you just love doting grammies?? :)


  1. DAMN...that's gonna be an awesome party!! Have you traveled to El Salvador with the babies before?

  2. Amy - YES! this will be our first trip to ES with them and I'm so excited! We did take them to the Cayman Islands in May but this trip will be a bit longer. However, they are each getting their own seat so hopefully the trip will run smoother. My big plan is to bring 3 large boxes of goldfish and hope for the best. :)

  3. Very cute invites! Should be fun party. I can't imagine traveling to El Salvador with the kids. Have a great time.

  4. OMIGOSH! I wanna come! (especially for the beer cart ;) )

    Sounds fantastic and far bigger than my wedding, too.

    Happy almost birthday, Babies!

  5. Wow, you are going to have to go to El Salvador every year for their birthday!!

  6. That sounds CRAZY ... and just like my mother-in-law. :)

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