It has been crazy busy lately, both with normal busy schedules and the addition of a couple organizing jobs (yay!), my daughter’s recent birthday party, and her upcoming dance recital. (At least my eye is doing better…though I’m still in glasses and the sunlight is bright without my shades!) I think after June 2 I’ll be able to breathe a bit easier, but in the meantime I’m cramming a lot into the already short hours of the day. As a result, I STILL haven’t gotten to my toy storage posts (or plans), and have to put off yet another week or two. In the meantime, and since we just celebrated Faith’s 6th birthday, I thought I’d share what I’ve done for her birthday parties thus far. Keep in mind that these photos are pre-iPhone and before I was focusing so hard on “blog quality” pics. Today I’ll share her 1st birthday party, and as the week goes on I’ll show you the rest up to her most current party that we had last week.
I don’t have digital pics all the way back to Faith’s 1st birthday, so I’m taking photos of her scrapbook. For that one we did a rubber ducky theme. I’m pretty girly and having a new little girl I’m surprised that I chose something so gender neutral, but I had a lot of fun with it and it turned out really cute. I created a party planning “board” on a sheet of craft foam that I had lying around. (I was going all out that first year, let me tell ya.) I attached a printed Word document with my plans for theme, date & time, games, food, etc. I also attached one of the napkins that I was using for the party to help with color inspiration.
|Invitation (side 1)|
For the invitation I layered yellow and blue cardstock, with the blue being the biggest rectangle and the frontside of the card. I cut cardstock to make a “bathtub”, and covered it in foil to make it silver. Then I glued it in front of a naked bath picture of Faith (I mean does it get much cuter??), added a ducky sticker and “bubbles” (paper punched vellum), and I thought it made the cutest invitation ever!
|Invitation (side 2)|
For the “word side”, I printed the party details on paper, cut to fit inside the yellow rectangle, and glued it on. The invitation said:
I drew the water faucet with black decorator gel, and used the same gel to write “H” for hot and “C” for cold on the marshmallows, and Happy Birthday on the Jell-O (BAD idea…it bled). For my first Mommy attempt at a DIY cake and birthday party, though, I was pretty happy overall.