Hi friend! Thank you for Remy’s birthday wishes, and stopping by yet again to spend some time with me. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook pages I’m pretty sure you saw pictures of my son’s birthday celebration. If not, I’m happy you’re here because this post is all about how we celebrated our little Wild One.

Have you already celebrated your child’s first birthday? Or is the date quickly approaching? Well, I don’t know about you, but I kept going back and forth about how we were going to celebrate my son’s first birthday. If you read my post, “Unprepared and at Peace during the Holidays” you’ll recall that I was not adequately prepared for a single holiday last year. So, of course I decided this year was going to be different. I was going to be on it. I was going to have my ish together in 2020, and the first major holiday was my son’s birthday.

Initially, I planned on having a extravagant party, but the closer we got to his birthday I realized it didn’t make sense. We have been in our new area for less than 6 months, and are still in the process of making friends; therefore, the majority of our guests would be family and friends who live out of town.

So, this is where the back and forth began. Do we have a party with nothing but out of town adult guests? Or do I change my plans completely and have a small celebration with my husband, son, and friend (who decided at least 6 months in advance that she was coming the weekend of Remy’s birthday whether we had a party or not)? And in typical Patience fashion I continued to go back and forth with myself until the beginning of the year.

When I finally decided I didn’t want the hassle of planning a party I was met with a unexpected surprise. One day I received what I thought was a routine call from a close friend who disclosed she and another friend of ours would be visiting for Remy’s birthday. This was a big deal! My friends have a way of showing up for me at just the right time, and this was one of those moments. I was over the moon, and beyond excited about their trip. And of course, as soon as I told my mom she immediately changed her trip to the same weekend.

So, you know what that means… it was party time. With Remy’s birthday right around the corner I was so thankful for Amazon, Publix, and our low maintenance guests. Amazon was my go to for decorations and matching family t-shirts. Publix had everything from the items on our taco bar to the smash cake, cupcakes, and helium for our balloons. And last but not least, our family and friends were extremely low maintenance and only concerned about celebrating the birthday boy.

We had eight guests who came from four different cities to love on, laugh, and celebrate my son. His party wasn’t too big, it wasn’t too small, it was somewhere in the middle and that was just right.

If you’re worried about your little ones upcoming birthday or event… don’t. As long as there are laughs, love, and good energy that’s all you need to have a good time. Thank you again for sending your love our way. Check out a few pictures from when we celebrated our Wild One.


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