Ever since this summer arrived, my bestie Mara started planning her little girl Lea’s first birthday. I’ve written a little something about it here, and now I decided to share with you bits and pieces of how it all went.
It was supposed to be a real tropical blast, but the weather kinda sucked that day. The morning was sunny and it looked that a hell of a summer day is ahead of us. Then somewhere past noon, while we were all helping Mara prep the backyard, it became kinda windy, and given that it was August, we all thought that it was just a summer-y breeze. Then just as the actual birthday party was at its beginning, quests were just starting to arrive, s*it got serious. It’s gotten so cold that we had to go home and change into pretty much our late-autumn clothes. Seriously, we brought our sweaters and jackets out.
August had its crazy moment and turned into mid-November, just as each and every month has its own crazy moment, probably just PMS-ing. But so had we. Crazy August-day still didn’t stop us to have our fun. We laughed, and danced and did all the party stuff. There was a moment when almost all of the 17 kids had a dance-off battle moment. With us. The adults. We had to, I mean chocolate was at stake. Which we lost, but it was intentionally… not. The kids beat us. Jesus!
Anyhow, these cool parents decided that Lea’s first Birthday Party should be in the backyard of Mara’s father’s house. The backyard is just such a great place for a party: it’s big enough, it’s all green-grass-y with a lot of trees, and it already has a tropical vibe of sorts. So with a little effort, a few simple colorful and tropical decorations, and balloons of course, everything should look festive.
She wanted to prep everything herself, or at least, as much as she possibly could, and she had us as her little helpers. So, the plan worked great. We all did our best with the little time and resources we had at that moment, and it was indeed festive and fun and everything.