Party Time! Celebrating Your Happy Birthday!

Hey there, party planning Mommy! I bet you try to make everything Pinterest worthy for your littles’ birthdays, don’t you? I bet you have spent too much money on party favors, balloons, and a piñata filled to the brim with candy? I bet you prepared a full spread of cute party-themed foods? I bet you stayed up late making balloon arches and various other DIY decorations after you helped with homework, made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, and spent over an hour trying to get through the dreaded bedtime routine?

But you didn’t mind, did you? You thought, this is the stuff they will remember. They are 100% going to love this!

After the party is over, I bet your house looks like a tornado hit it? The house you spent hours cleaning, the one that is now turned upside down, the one you have to pick up all over again.

But you didn’t care – they deserved it! The joy and excitement on your kid’s face makes it all worth it!

Whether it’s your kid’s birthday, partner’s birthday, friend’s birthday, or sibling’s birthday – you make them all special. You remember all the nieces, nephews, and cousins birthdays, too. You want everyone to feel like they matter on their special day!

Happy Birthday to You

So why when it comes to our own birthdays, do we just act like it is another day? No need to make a fuss with cards and presents, right? Why do we act like it doesn’t matter and we don’t need anything? I say “Boooo” to all that! We deserve our birthday to be a special day!

Celebrate Good Times

Treat yourself to a spa day, filled with lavender oils, sparkling water, and relaxing music. If you don’t want to cook dinner, then have your family take you out to dinner at your favorite restaurant. Drink the wine. Eat that extra slice of cake, because yes, there will be cake!

You are deserving! You, with your unconditional love and ability to magically kiss away any boo boo. You, with your ability to multi-task. You, the coordinator of all the chaos. You, because you do all these things even when you don’t feel like it.

This is your day. It is your turn to feel special, and you should embrace it! Just because you are a parent now does not mean your birthday should be anything short of wonderful!

So each year on your birthday, ask for what you want. Have your perfect day. Enjoy it! And then do it again the following year. Promise yourself that you won’t let your birthday fall through the cracks anymore. We are all worthy of being celebrated, no exceptions!

Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.

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