I'm a planner. I like to think ahead. Sometimes that is a good thing and other times, it makes for a nerve racking, hair pulling, headache sort of adventure.
My newest task to tackled is Drew's first birthday party. I know we are 3 months away from celebrating this huge achievement, but I'd like to start planning since if I don't, it would drive me crazy.
My huge roadblock in my planning is, what type of party do I do? I don't have a huge house, so my large family will not fit comfortably inside. Since his big day is in April, it is possible that while living in New England, we could have a snow storm outside so I don't want to plan for something in our backyard. I won't be able to afford renting a hall since things are tight already, but his birthday falls right after the Easter holiday and our Virginia trip to visit Zack.
So, I've been contemplating just having our usual birthday guests over to the house for cake and pizza with Wonder Pets decorations. I'm so worried about upsetting my extended family since they won't be invited or able to squeeze in for a party. I don't want to assume that the extended family will get anything for Drew, but most likely they will for his first birthday, so what do I do? I feel horrible even thinking about not having everyone together, but I'm financially strapped.
This is one predicament that won't solve itself anytime soon.