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I Wonder. Can Fun Birthday Ideas Cure My Birthday Party Phobia?

This is no secret. I have birthday-party-planning-phobia. I attribute it to laziness, sometimes nonchalance, but really it’s plain old fear of failing. I sometimes hope that Basti will never, ever, ever, EVER ask me for a birthday party, but I know that’s close to impossible. I know Basti will ask for a party, even just once. And even then, I’m still dreading it.

To think there are so many cute things, ideas and themes for parties these days. I mean they are all over the place. There are so many things you can do to spruce up an intimate party and make it special. I read this article on Babble and liked these ideas:

They’re totally doable and I could make good use of the washi tape I have been hoarding from Paper Chic Studio.

Speaking of washi tape, I saw some cute ideas over at another website for party ideas, and the theme was entirely washi. If you’re my age (ehem), you remember what it was like to drink chocolate milk from glass bottles. Well, these just brought me back to that memory.

I’ve been seeing wooden disposable utensils in the supermarket. Here’s a fun way to spruce them up.

You can even go full-blown on the washi-crafty theme and use washi tape, baker’s twine, paper cups, and other crafting supplies as a birthday party activity.

More birthday party browsing led me to the Marks & Spencer website. Custom cakes are all the rage, but Marks & Spencer brought it to the e-commerce level and took it online. You pick your cake, choose the options, type in your message, pay up then collect from an M&S store in seven days. Cool huh?

This sudden interest may be stemming from how Basti has changed and grown in the past few weeks. School has been good for him. He’s conversing, interacting, reacting, and becoming more cheeky and mischievous. Birthday parties have been held in his class, and we’ve attended a few recently as well. I see the recognition and expectation in his eyes. I already know I’m doomed to plan a party for his next birthday.

I’ve got a few months. I can do this!