I’m having a bit of trouble making plans for my Richmond Baby Shower on Sunday the 14th June. I know, it’s a month away and to me it feels like I’ve left it to the last minute, totally not my style. I love to plan parties in detail (as you all know) and when I’m hosting I’m in my element. I just feel a little out of whack as a lot of people I really want to be there, to celebrate with can’t be (live interstate) and some of the people who live locally seem to only want to come as it’s a novelty.
There aren’t many women in my group of friends, most are males so I knew from early on my dream of a ladies only picnic with little cakes and sandwiches by the river went out the window… not to mention it’ll be the middle of winter. So far the guest list is at 30, which means too many people for a house party and a venue will have to be booked. I’m trying to think of something magical on the tightest budget imaginable which works for everyone. I feel a bit lost.
To date the only real concept I can come up with is booking 2-3 large banquet tables at my local RSL (it’s really nice), decorating with a few balloon centerpieces (I like balloons), ordering a couple of hot nibble platters (spring rolls, samosas etc), a sandwich platter and asking my mate Wez to bake cupcakes and I’ll make a lovely cake. People can buy their own drinks (alcohol is fine) and I don’t have to clean or lift a finger. I think it works well for guys and ladies combined and wont hurt my wallet too much. We probably wont have any games as they’re usually an ice breaker and everyone who’s invited already knows one-another. What do you think?
I know some people are thinking, Why have one at all? I didn’t. We’ll it’s quite selfish really but I believe it’s utterly deserved. To understand all you have to do is read previous posts like THIS, THIS or THIS. I could show you more but it was depressing enough just to read those but it’s a part of my history, who I am and the explanation to a lot of things that aren’t comfortable to talk about.
This is the time I get to celebrate MY accomplishment. My body is finally doing what I’ve wanted, wished and willed for it to do for 5 YEARS. It took a lot of tests, doctors, surgery, money, tears, drugs, insurance, risk, love, support, waiting, results, referrals… all to reach the point of conception. A result Doctors believed could only be achieved by IVF. This is my body’s miracle.
We are in constant awe of our son, we cannot wait to hold him and celebrate all that he is to us but right now I want to celebrate what I’ve achieved, my goal, my dream, with people who care and have been there for me. Of course Steve will be there, this was just as much his journey as it was mine. I think it will be nice that we’ll get to celbrate together. He’s my rock.
Ok, now I’m crying as I just re-read what I’ve written and I know it probably doesn’t make much sense as I’m all hormonal, it’s really late and LM is doing the most wonderful kicks and tumbles and it feels like magic and it’s all just too amazing… and late. Just tell me what you think of the Baby Shower idea and forget the rest of it 🙂 Goodnight oxox