Despite declaring that Eleanor wouldn’t be having a second birthday party, considering she had a fairly big first she-bang, I of course decided that a farmyard themed birthday bash for our oinking, gumboot stomping, sheepy obsessed dirt girl was in order. In the middle of Winter. Whilst 37 weeks pregnant. Yup.
But…all went well. I promised
myself my husband that I wouldn’t get all stressed about party preparation or perfect decorations or the impending weather disaster or go crazy over-catering to feed the forty thousand. And I think I did pretty well! I had basically no decorations, Matt was pretty much in charge of the cake, we slow cooked pork the night before for hot pulled pork rolls, the party table was hardly styled with wonky milk bottles and some cupcakes and party food thrown about. Nothing much, and I honestly didn’t care, or tried not to anyway! Eleanor’s pony dress which I made was less than perfect and missing nostrils by the end of the day, I hardly got any photos throughout the day and we all ended up huddled in our teeny tiny farmhouse sheltering from the arctic conditions outside. Did I mention it snowed the day before? A-huh.
Obviously Eleanor didn’t give two hoots about mummy not getting all the photos she wanted, or daddy’s funny looking pig cake, or the fact the farm themed cookies I bought were completely forgotten about and not put on the table. She had a super fun day with all her mums-group buddies, a few cousins and her new favourite Aunty Weeze, sharing her new beaut ride-on tractor with all her little friends and being loved upon and celebrated for the funny little munchkin she is.
I’m now so glad I did decide to do a second birthday party for our blossom, to give her a great big hurruh before she becomes a fully blown big girl in her big sister role. I know her little world is about to explode with a new sibling joining our cosy farmhouse soon, but I love that she knows just how adored she is by a whole lot of people. And no, she won’t be having a third birthday party…I think…
Happy birthday gorgeous girl.