|Cute, but is it cute enough?|
In reconsidering the theme, we asked ourselves this: If C was born a week earlier or a week later, would we still make it Halloween themed? The answer was: Probably not. While we absolutely love Halloween, we didn't love it for a 1st birthday party theme. Even doing something like, "Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" would be incredibly hard and still just be pumpkins and orange/black decorations. Plus, he could wear a cute birthday outfit instead of a Halloween costume, making pictures nicer in hindsight.
The new theme we are considering is Eric Carle. You know Eric Carle - Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Mixed Up Chameleon, etc.? Its bright, its cute, its easy - plus, Charlie has a bright green cloth diaper with the Very Hungry Caterpillar embroidered on the butt. C'mon - its fate! These are some of the inspiration that is changing my mind.
What do you think? Does a kid born on Halloween just need to buck up and enjoy celebrating one of the funnest holidays of the year every year? Is it fair to strap him with that theme and nothing else? If it were a different holiday, like Valentine's Day or Christmas, would you feel the same?
Am I crazy neurotic for seriously worrying about this?