This past weekend, we celebrated Bean's 1st Birthday! It was a fun time shared by all the family.
I learned 2 things from this party experience. One, don't get between a group of ankle biters and a display of cupcakes. You will lose everytime!!! Two, I have no clue about giving a party. LOL Mainly my problem is that I don't have any idea how much food to buy. I had so much food left over that we will be eating quesadillas and english muffin pizzas until the next birthday. Ughh.
See, I grew up with just me and my mom and dad. Sure we had big old family gatherings at my Granny's but I wasn't in charge of anything. I just ate! So now, my feeble brain can't figure out the food equations. If you invite 30 people, then you should have, what, 6 dozen english muffins for the pizzas??? I couldn't wrap my brain around it. So next year...I will enlist the help of more seasoned party professionals, my in-laws! They have parties and friends and food and all that junk so they should be able to help me figure it out.
But nonetheless, we had a great time! Bean got her very own cupcake, the Colossal Cupcake from Kroger. She dug right into it and loved it UNTIL...she realized she could no longer see her own fingers. She has a "thing" about her hands. Don't try to hold them and don't let them get messy or...YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT IT!!!
Here are some pictures from the Battle of the Cupcake. The Bean went in swinging, took down her competitor and came out the victor!!!
The battle begins!!!
THIS. IS. THE. BEAN!!!"