For the past week, I was busy planning a somewhat last-minute birthday party for my boys. I made it a joint party for the two of them since my oldest turned 2 on Christmas and my youngest turned 1 on the 14th. They are literally 2.5 weeks apart. Sounds like a joint party kind of thing right? #Duh. :-)
I kind of don't believe in having a birthday party for a 1 year old......only because the 1 year old has NO idea what's going on. Heck, the 2 year old barely knows what's going on. I mean, they do....but then again......they don't. They don't realize "cake and presents for me because I'm one year older." That concept is understood completely at the age of 3 though. I know some people do it for the sake of the celebration and pictures, but honestly I already take a gazillion pictures. Last year, we celebrated my oldest's birthday with just the 3 of us at home.
Well, since we've been to at least 4 birthday parties since we moved here last October (all for 2 year olds), my hubby said he wanted me to put something together for our boys. Since we are still new to the area, we're still renting (luckily there are gorgeous houses leasing in this tough economy), we had to have the party somewhere else so we had it at an (safari-themed) indoor park and all the kids had tons of fun. I made the cake and cupcakes and they were freaking delicious! I can't wait to share what I did! But I have to tell ya.......it wore me out!
I can say that now I thoroughly enjoy baking and making creative sweets!
An tasty treat that is my new favorite treat are mini oreos dipped in candy melts. Hmmmmm!!!!