Hot Mess of the Week- Birthday Thank You’s

It’s almost hard to believe my son’s birthday party went off without a hitch. It really did though! Everything turned out as planned and I breathed a sigh of relief as I slipped into bed that night. You may be thinking, “Wait, Hilary, you’re the ‘totally blessed hot mess’ there’s no way there wasn’t some sort of fiasco. Well, you’re right. For starters, I forgot to hand out the adorable firetruck party favors. ( See my son’s 1st Birthday). Yet, the real hot mess didn’t occur until the next day.


I start working on my thank you cards for the party guests. I complete the design, message and addresses. Send! It was the first time I had used Paperless Post for Thank You cards. (See my Son’s 1st birthday again for PP deets) I texted my sister, Mimi, and asked her if she had received it. She immediately sent me some screen shots.


“Yay!” I think to myself, grinning from ear to ear. It’s adorable, environmentally friendly and stress free! My guests don’t have to wait weeks for a little appreciation. Wahoo! #momwin. Not so fast, another screen shot appears. Read it carefully…


FYI I was sending it to Mimi & Troy not Nicole & Dick. Also note, my name is Hilary and my husband is, Bjorn. We’re not Mary & Abe. As you can see from my response, I was dying. Have you experienced the “laugh-cry”? I’m sad/pleased to say, I do almost daily. Cue- my laugh turning into crying, ab pain beyond belief.



I honestly don’t now how I happened to overlook the back of the thank you card. I remember seeing it but I thought I had made my own message to replace it. Nope! Off goes this lovely generic note to all our party goers. Apparently everyone is Nicole and Dick. I go back to the website and edit the card. I text my other sister, Anne, to see what she got.


I really wish I could see video recordings from when my guests opened these thank you cards. Puzzled expressions, eyes rolling, laughing… Like I said before, it is me we’re talking about! When I told my husband he even got such a kick. He normally doesn’t find my hot messes too funny. hahaha.

Comment if you have a hot mess birthday party story to share!

💌🤷🏻‍♀️-TBHM Hilary

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Soul Salvaged

31 year old wife and mother of 2. Living in Minnesota, USA. Finding the beauty in the everyday chaos. Boho+White Trash Fabulous meeting in the middle. Style, parenting, photography, adventure & artful expression with a glimpse of humor.

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