All the Sun For You

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Birthday Time… Again!


I can hardly believe it, but I have TWO birthdays to plan in the next month!  We’re making it easy this year – the boys are sharing a party.  They’re best friends and honestly, all they care about is that they have each other at their parties, so we’re combining them.

And it’s more for us than for them.

Not really.

Well… really!

We have not had one of our big parties since before the kids came into our lives.  We used to have epic parties – the types of parties that people would ask us when the next one would be so they could be sure to be in town.  And we LOVED throwing huge parties!  The bigger, the better… and we like to go BIG.  Well, we’re not going HUGE, but it’s going to be big and it’s going to be FUN, goddammit!

Real food.

Real drinks.

Great cake (I always have a great cake because cake is my favorite thing).

Fun friends.

Babysitters for the kids.

I’m whipping this up and I feel like I’m pulling the kid-friendly aspects of the party (theme, invitations, banners, favors)  out of my you-know-what (really, I’m just pulling them out of, but I want to focus on the real details.  I want to focus on the food we’ll make, the drinks we’ll serve, and the cake I’ll construct.

Here I come, birthday season 2015!



Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

9 thoughts on “Birthday Time… Again!

  1. Sounds like an awesome party!

  2. It sounds like it is going to be one heck of an epic party!! I hope you have a wonderful time!

    • Not epic. We’re not capable of those anymore – we’re old… and once we had kids, we lost touch with a lot of our party-goers. HA! But it will be a great re-introduction to hosting parties again!

  3. Seriously if I could, I would totally crash your party….sounds like it’s gonna be a blast!

  4. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! I’m sure it will be epic! We aren’t doing a party for Drake this year and it feels so weird to be days away with nothing planned. Chloe wasn’t going to have one either, but I guess she told JJ she wanted one, so whatever his princess wants, she gets. Sigh…I think her party will consist of a few school friends either coming over or going somewhere, so that I can handle.

    • Not epic this time.. .but fun for US. I totally wanted to skip out of the parties altogether. Matthew keeps saying he doesn’t want a birthday party… ugh. So I almost skipped it but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

  5. I want to come. 🙂

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