Let the Party Planning Begin!

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.

Lily’s First Birthday DIY 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.

More to come! By the way, anyone have good gift ideas for a soon to be one year old?

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  1. melissa says:

    i’m cracking up at Tinklers and Sprinklers, for some reason.
    like the invitations! so nice!!!
    why don’t you make the cupcakes? those looked really nice, no?

    • guyers says:

      Isn’t it cute! I didn’t want to do an owl theme, but I couldn’t resist getting the owl pinata! My friend Britt has convinced me to do owl cupcakes too.

  2. Sue says:

    I love your invitations. Wish I could be there! I think you did a great job on the cupcakes. Just freeze them before you decorate and then you can have fun decorating the day before or midnight!! Have fun!!


    • guyers says:

      Thanks Sue! And thanks for the tip on freezing them! I’m sure I’ll be up until midnight a couple of days between now and then. There are too many things I want to do myself!

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