I'm pretty excited that I have something to occupy my mind and time lately. Liliana's 3rd birthday is on Friday!
At first I was reluctant to do much of anything after realizing her papi wouldn't be here to celebrate with and I was feeling guilty for wanting to celebrate. But after much talking with my dear husband, he convinced me I should throw Liliana a party for her birthday. We were in the States last year for her birthday and he missed that one as well, but we didn't really do much except go for dinner with my in-laws. He reminded me that this day is for her and our little girl definitely deserves the best! So once I made the decision, I ran with it full force :)
Her actual birthday is this Friday, December 2nd. I am planning on doing this in the morning for when she wakes up...
Then she will open her presents and we will take her out for a sushi lunch, which is her favorite food in the world. The girl would eat it every day if I could afford it! LOL. Then after lunch we will head down to one of our regular spots, the famous Indianapolis Children's Museum. I told her when we went there the other day that we would buy one toy from the gift shop there on her birthday so that will be special :)
The party we are planning is going to be on Sunday, December 4th. I'm working on Saturday so Sunday was the best option. It's turned into an early evening party so I think it should be fun. My mom has rented the clubhouse in our neighborhood. It's a really nice space with two rooms, one of which we will designate as the play room and we are going to set up a bunch of things to do in there.
We are getting the party catered by a local Mexican restaurant. My mom decided it would be easier and less stressful to just have everything made for us and I can't agree more! We are also getting their famous margaritas for the adults ;)
I have been practicing making cake pops and I'm quite nervous how they are going to turn out, but I'm gonna go for it. I also saw a cool idea for the kids' food that we are probably going to try. Check it out below with the cake pops....
We wanted to do a theme for the party as well and my mom and I went out shopping over the long weekend for the decorations. I desperately wanted to do a girly princess theme because that is sooo Liliana, but there might actually be more little boys than little girls at the party, so we opted for a Dora and Diego theme which is still really cute and she LOVES Dora too. We'll do a princess party next year! My brother-in-law is having a pinata made for us of Dora and I can't wait to see it. I'm slightly upset about the candy aspect of the pinata, but it a Salvadoran tradition so we have to have one. I've been so good about not letting Liliana have candy for so long that I don't want to break that, but I guess I have to relax for that one day :)
So there you have it! I still have a lot of little preparations and things to buy. My step-dad is going to take Liliana out tomorrow night so we can wrap her presents. I'm excited we are doing this. But of course none of it is the same without my other love here and I know it's really hard for him too. Luckily he has an equally busy weekend in El Salvador with 2 baptisms and a wedding so I don't think he will have time to think about it! I will post party pics next week :)