Monday, March 28, 2011

Brainstorming a Birthday Party!

Our baby will be a year old this Sunday!!
That's only SIX days away!!
It's hard to believe that was 365 days ago...feels more like 5!

I have yet to do any major party planning. Can you believe that?
I have the essential details pinned location & time. Fortunately, all the guests know about it...but I failed big time on making invitations. It's true that the youngest often gets the short end of the stick :( I know he'll probably never care, but I do! I love planning parties! But with 3 little guys under me all the time, it's difficult to be productive with something like making invitations.
(hellooo I'm busy sewing pj pants people! hahaha).

So today I've been browsing around online looking for decoration ideas for what I wanted to be a Curious George party. For past birthdays we've had a variety of themes: Zoo Party, Farm Party, Sports Theme Party, Elmo Party, Dinosaur Party & Toy Story Themed Party... This time around our family voted to celebrate the Curious George way & Eli clapped his hands in approval!

BUT I'm sad to report that the nearest stores to where I live don't have one single Curious George party item...and I don't have the time or extra cash to be running around to other cities to shop.

With only SIX days till the party, I'm freaking out a little bit. So I called my mother-in-law. She's the cake queen in our family & will be making Eli's cake. She helped me process my thoughts & settle on a Mickey Mouse theme. I can still use the bright colors that I had picked out for the CG party and I have no doubt that all the little kids will still be diggin Mickey Mouse!

I've got an idea that I can affordably decorate with. I've seen this done many times on other blogs & now I'm going to give it a shot! With some felt, scissors & thread, I have everything I need on hand. Score!
Polka dot garland! Throw in some balloons & we have a party!
(Just don't expect my spread to be as tidy & perfect as the party picture - wow!)

These are made with card stock & are stitched together.

I'm pretty sure these are made with felt
but doesn't look like the circles were stitched together.

I'm loving these t-shirts & would like to make something similar for Eli. He has a few solid color t-shirts in his summer stash so again, my wallet wins (that is IF I can get it made in time)!! 

Sprinkles of Love Etsy Store
Trucks and Tutus Boutique

Many of you know that we have so much to celebrate on Sunday!  And for those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, I hope to share a post about Eli & walk down memory lane with you later this week.
Until then, I better get to work!!! 
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."
Philippians 1:6
P.S. Feel free to share your party ideas with me in the comments!!


  1. That garland will be super cute! Ah, my baby is almost 8 months old and I just wish he could stay small forever!! I have a cute bloggy buddy who threw a Mickey party for her baby's first bday, so you might find inspiration there. Here's the URL:
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! :)

  2. I have a Mickey Mouse shaped cookie cutter if you would like to use it.

  3. We could have Mickey Mouse PB&J's for the kids if Nikki brings the cutter! Message me on what you want me to do/get for it!


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