With Lily’s 1st birthday party less than a month away, this week was focused on getting her invitations out. My biggest challenge is committing to a theme – always!! I never know that early on what I want to center the decorations, food, games and gifts around so the theme becomes a roadblock for me. Should it be ABCs, 123s, blocks, rainbows, butterflies, princess, water themed (since we are doing water slides and kiddie pools)? I finally decided to keep it vague and do a pastel theme if that even counts as a theme.
According to Martha Stewart’s Kid’s Birthday party checklist, I’m right on schedule (that’s a first). I made her invitations and mailed them this week and purchased the entertainment and decorations today. I still plan to make a few decorations but the plates, cups, and napkins are taken care of! Below are pictures of the invitations.
I have also been playing around with creating collage pictures in Picasa (a free photo editing tool I learned about this week – thanks to The Weekend Homemaker) so I included a few clips of decorating ideas for Lily’s party. It’s not perfect or complete but it gives you an idea.
Lastly, I practiced making the cupcakes last weekend as seen below. They weren’t horrible (as I managed to gain a couple of pounds from eating them all) but I think I’m going to go ahead and purchase them.