In less than one month, Evy and Nola will be 1-year-old. Are you shocked? Because I’m not. I’m something a little closer to completely-blown-away-and-in-utter-denial. How in the name of ridiculously small newborn diapers and night-time feedings has it already almost been one full year since this happened?
How in the world did they get from this:
I don’t know. Because I’m pretty sure they were doing their best impressions of (adorable) sleeping little sluglettes only yesterday. And now, they’re crawling and teething and standing up (Evy is doing some really awesome “surfing” these days) and babbling and saying their brothers’ names (I’m trying not to take it too personally that Nola decided to say “Ezra” before she even gave “Mama” a fair shake).
So, with all this almost-oneness comes the looming prospect of a 1st birthday party TIMES TWO!
I’ve been plumbing the
shallows depths of my mama brain to come up with a completely original, totally great, kid-friendly, fantastically awesome Twin Party.
In other words, I’ve been on Pinterest. (You can find me here).
And here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
Love the bloomers and the balloons (actually, everything in the shot is absolutely gorgeous!).
This invitation is pretty stinkin’ adorable too.
As is this one:
Owls seemed to be a common twin theme, although I don’t think there’s any explanation for that (in my brief Google “research,” I didn’t turn up any support for owls being born in pairs). But, while I think this invitation is crazy-cute, and I’m a fan of all the owl-dorableness (groan), my trend-bucking tendencies pretty much won’t allow me to do something that’s so popular right now.
Speaking of been there, done that…
Yup. Not too surprisingly, Thing 1/Thing 2 was the most common twin-themed party idea in all of Pinterest-land.
Oddly enough, I didn’t see a single entry for these guys:
Okay, so maybe it’s not so odd. After all, who wants to throw their darling babies a party based around a pair of dour, bowling-ball-shaped brothers? I mean, even if you are into dressing up your little ones in primary colors, flag-topped beanies, and floppy collars + bow-ties, your twins are going to be too busy being grumpy about the atomic wedgies they get from those red, armpit-level pants to enjoy their cake. Plus, how do you decide which one has the misfortune of being Tweedle-DUM?
So…obviously, I’ve mostly managed to figure out what I DON’T want to do.
Of course, I could always just go with my husband’s suggestion and make this little cutie our 1st birthday mascot.
According to him (and, again, Google) armadillos are the only mammal who gives birth to identical quadruplets…every single time. (Poor Mama Armadillo).
While that’s super-interesting and all, I took it upon myself to remind him that armadillos are gross and that we don’t have identical quadruplets. Also, armadillos are gross.
Then again, I think I know what the cake would look like:
And then our signature party colors could be “blush and bashful.”
That’s it. Our party theme is SET. It’s going to be epic.
So, I do like the idea of customized birthday onesies. These are cute:
And I think my favorite idea so far is to avoid a specific theme altogether in favor of a general theme of the “Two are better than one,” verse from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 that I wrote on the little chalkboard in their room.
So, here’s where you come in. I’ve got some ideas already, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on things that are better in pairs (or, at the very least, come in pairs…and don’t look like armadillos).
Just leave me a comment with your suggestion, and then, when I do a party post, you’ll see which ones I ended up using! Thanks ahead of time for your help!