Little Moosey will soon be a year old and its time to get cranking on a shindig!!
In case you missed the story, when Moose was little, Brother could not say his name. Every time he referred to him, it sounded like he was saying "Mooooooose." From there, Moose's nickname was born and we all quickly took to it.
While I considered a few other idea for my little mans birthday, it only seemed appropriate that since everyone calls him Moose to let that be the theme for the party!! I love it because its definitely a tad different, but makes perfect sense and moose are adorable!
Random side note:: I just googled how to make "moose" plural and Google tells me that it is NOT "meese" or "mooses" but just moose. Can we all please refer to multiple moose as meese from here on out!? Hahahah!
Back to the party. I was just going to go with a general woodsy, moose, outdoors theme. Then it dawned on me that Santa had ordered and given the kids the "If You Give A Moose A Muffin" book from Amazon and they love that book. Given that mid-morning is Moose's best time of day, breakfast food being delish, a Mother In Law who can crank out yummy muffins and breakfast casseroles in her sleep and just like that the party was planned!
...planned in my brain I mean!
Here is the book! My kids love these...along with all of the other If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Dog a Donut type books!
Another random side note...Speaking of those books, does any other parent out there write them in your brain about your kid, day or life as you go?? After we read them, I write my life by them. Weird, I know...
Like after lunch and my kids ask for a cookie, I naturally think, "NO! Because if you give a kid a cookie, they will need milk...then they need a wipe...then they need a diaper change...then they need to flush...then they need to wash their hands...and since their hands are clean they think its time to eat...so then they ask for a cookie."
Anyway, Moose party planning...after I decided the theme and time, I took to Pinterest and have been pinning away. I wanted to share my ideas that I have stolen from the internets! I am NOT pasting each link for the photos below. Instead, I have pulled them from my Pinterest "Moose" board and dumped them here as one image. If you want to see the individual links, click the link below where you can view them all and it easily will take you to the source.
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Here is what I am thinking menu wise::
-Moose Tracks Ice Cream
On the menu, I know it sounds like lots of stuff and I may still adjust. I know I don't NEED cookies and cupcakes but I love baking and am having so much fun learning how to decorate, so those go on the list because if nothing else, I will have a blast making them. Soon, I will work on the invitation and after that it will just be the decor doing, cookie making and house cleaning left to do!
People always ask how far in advance I do this. I decided the theme last weekend, started pinning on Pinterest last weekend and also ordered a birthday shirt. That was at 8 weeks ahead. Some people plan further out and some people throw it together overnight. Since I like to have the time to DIY and make lots of it for myself, the 8 week time frame allows me time to try stuff and if I mess it up, still go out and fix or purchase! Also, having a few months to do things allows me to spread out my dollars!
I am sure I will have updates along the way and if you see cute Moose ideas, you know who to send them to!
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