This party has been a year in the making! Our princess has turned ONE. I first started thinking about it as an event that was a long way off, then I started thinking about it as "okay I need to start really planning" then next thing I knew invites were purchased, decorations were being made and ordered and before I knew it the big weekend was here and I was not (emotionally) ready at all.
DIY Highchair Tutu
Princess C's Birthday is coming up and I've been party prepping for what feels like, forever. The invitations have been sent out and I'm waiting for the RSVPs to start rolling in. Currently we are at an extremely slow trickle, I hope the pace picks up soon. While waiting for the RSVPs I've been securing my decorations; purchasing what I can online and browsing through Pinterest for anything I might be able to make. One thing I've seen over and over again is the "highchair tutu" that is used for photo ops during the typical 1st birthday party for a little girl.
I, like most little girls had a vision of my wedding from early on. I knew I would want to incorporate my favorite color (pink) and my favorite Disney Princess (Sleeping Beauty) but I also feared it looking like someone dumped a bottle of Pepto Bismol all over the place and a child's birthday party. I wanted the pink to not be too overwhelming and the Sleeping Beauty touches subtle.
Soda Box Number One
Princess C's first birthday is quickly approaching and I've started tackling some DIY projects for decorations. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, I would much rather pay someone to do these types of things for me since I was not really blessed with the "crafty gene" but since becoming a mom I've realized it is best to spend our money on more important things than decorations. So I searched on Pinterest (of course) for ideas, EASY ideas. I stumbled upon these huge number 1 decorations and I decided this might just be the project for me.
My husband and I got engaged on Valentine's Day back in 2015. After going over different schedules we decided to set our wedding date for July 16, 2016, leaving us plenty of time to plan our big day. I'll post about our wedding soon but for now I want to focus on our engagement party because as you'll learn our engagement party and wedding shared a themed; Sleeping Beauty. The engagement party would focus on the first half of the tale when Aurora (Briar Rose) was in the woods and then the wedding would feel like a royal affair.
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Since I am now a "grown up" with a child of my own, it is time I stopped relying on my parents to pay for parties I want to throw. But that also means I am finding out just how expensive it is throw parties! This Sunday we are celebrated Princess C's Baptism and this is the first "real" party I have been in full control of, both theme wise and bill wise.
This week we celebrated the 5th birthday of our first born, AKA our Pit-Mix.
Each year I like to make sure he knows he has a day that is all about him. My husband blames me for the dog always trying to get into people's gifts because I've taught him the ward "present" but until Princess C was on the scene he was our baby boy.
Five years is a special milestone so to make the occasion and I decided to go a bit overboard (you can only imagine what my daughter is in store for) and throw him a themed party. Now what theme would work best for a 5 year old, boy, dog? PAW PATROL of course! Duh!