Wait, can I call it a birthday party if it was just us… her parents, brother, aunt and grandparents?!
I decided to spare myself the headache of throwing YET ANOTHER big celebration, especially after Lesedi’s 8th birthday party and my 30th birthday luncheon just a few weeks ago! She’s only one, which means she will be napping for most of the day or be grumpy around a huge crowd and everyone wanting a piece of her.
I must say, I’m pretty chuffed with myself for this idea. We had a family photoshoot at home, lunch (brought by my mother-in-law =no cooking for me, score!) and drinks. We took pictures for 45 minutes then relaxed and chatted. It took all of two and a half hours and I was free to enjoy the rest of my weekend.
The grandparents loved it and the lady of the moment could take her nap straight afterwards. Is that not winning?!
Modern Zulu Mom