No, my daughter is not going to have another birthday party extravaganza this year.
But yes, I’ve started planning four months in advance. There is definitely now some Brazilian stuck in me when it comes to birthdays.
It’s not my fault that Party City sends me all these emails, luring me into their site with promotions and sales to shop for party favors and decorations. It’s not.
In Sao Paulo, birthday party necessities are of crap quality and more expensive than they should be. So I’m taking advantage of my U.S. trip to stock up. This year, my daughter will be sharing the stage with her little friend for a Snow White / Cinderella combo theme.
Do you realize how much cute stuff you can get here in the States?? Do you? And Snow White is a tough one because there have not been any recent releases of her Disney movie, so I actually had to move out of my Party City comfort zone and shop at an unknown – Birthday Direct. I hope it all work out… (I never thought I would get this excited about shopping for paper products and pencil sharpeners.)
So for another trip home, my suitcase will be stuffed with plates, napkins, party favors etc. Just not as many as last time.