My littlest little turned ONE a few days ago. For my mama bears out there, I know you can agree that time surely fly’s by! Didn’t I just have you yesterday?! Now you’re a crawling, Mickey Mouse Loving, ‘Smiley boy’ (brothers nickname to him!). To celebrate this big milestone, we celebrated with a ‘First Fiesta’ party!!
In the beginning, I truly felt anything that could go wrong, did. Our ‘UNO’ balloons popped, the food was scheduled for a different day, the linens arrived late – and with the lack of sleep from last minute decoration making, literally had me in tears (I need to quit being the Pinterest Mom wannabe and stick to Amazon Prime mom! LOL). Luckily, I had the support of my husband and BFF to assure me everything would be fine. Guess what – it absolutely was perfect. I put too much pressure on the image I had when he was 3 months old I didn’t let go and let live. Once I got over the hype in my own head – I focused on what was most important – our family and friends w ho came to celebrate the birth of this amazing little boy!
So, for my first-time mama’s out there planning the picture perfect 1st birthday (I sound like it’s a wedding HAHA) – just breath and let be! Everything will be fine and the most important thing is celebrating with the ones you love. Plus, if you’re anything like me, we decided to forgo the 5th birthday party of my oldest little and we’re taking a mini family trip to Legoland instead (Shhh, it’s a secret!). Same cost, less headache!
With all the birthday talk, let’s get to the birthday goodies! Since the oldest little turned one, I signed up for all the freebies under the sun. Below are some of my favorite. Let me know in the comments below which ones you love and I will be sure to add them. Let’s be real, who doesn’t like free stuff?! LOL
FREE BIRTHDAY SIGN UP
You usually have to sign up *at least* 24 hours in advance from your birthday, but I would try to do so a few days before to make sure you get the email goodie.
Baskin Robbins – Free 2.5 oz scoop or 3 oz swirl of soft serve.
Islands Restaurant – Free Kona pie or Chocolate Lava
Sephora – Free mini gift – this month I received Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet and serum – they also have Tarte Amazonian Clay and Matte Lip Paint
Babies R Us – It looks like they do an in-store day each month with activities for the birthday littles. We also received a birthday call and birthday card
Olive Garden – Free Birthday Dessert
Red Robbin – Free Birthday Burger
IHOP (International House of Pancakes) – Free Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes
Benihana – $30.00 certificate towards your meal
Market Broiler – Free Starter salad or cup of soup and brownie Sundae
Starbucks – Free beverage or treat plus 15% off StarbucksStore.com
Coldstone – A ‘Buy one creation, get one creation coupon’
Juice it Up – Free birthday smoothie
Check back for updates and have the Happiest Birthday ever!