First the party dress, then the party details.
Flats: Steve Madden
I mentioned last week that Pinterest was serving as my planning tool for my son's first birthday party. It is tough being a working mom. I gather these grand visions of all the hand-crafted love that I want to pour into the party, then I realize that time is not on my side. My original plan was to create an initials-and-numbers theme. But the more K's and 1's that I cut out, the more tedious it became and nothing was looking cute, special or fun to me. After a few late nights catching up on DVR with a pair of scissors in hand, I incorporated the paper, cut outs and Martha Stewart templates I printed out into a colorful theme of shapes. Of course, this meant I had to wear my polka-dot dress. The occasion called for it.
Here are some pictures of the finishing touches:
Dairy-free vegan cupcakes for the allergy-ridden birthday boy, made by my wonderful husband, Kevin.
A timeline of the months, through photos. I made this with scrapbook paper and color-printed photos. It made for great party conversation and I'm planning on putting this into a folder to keep!
The party banner, made with scrapbook paper, beading string and Martha Stewart templates.
Cups, scrapbook paper and Martha Stewart templates made for great decoration and utensil holders. I cut out circles of various sizes from scrapbook paper and scattered it on the table for extra color.
The floor decoration: Turbo.
The end result - one happy one year old and an extremely proud mama.