"and at last I see the light".. Recently my second born daughter turned one. I cannot believe it. Where did her first year go? There were times in the beginning when it felt like a slow crawl of days dragging on and up-all-nights but the year really did speed by in retrospect. Now as a mother to 2 under the age of 3, I have gained experience in a lot of areas, one of them being party planning.
Here we go again! I'm planning another party which means I need more decoration ideas which leads to more pins to my pin board and of course, more DIY attempts by your's truly. This time I wrapped a cardboard number 1 in yarn. Easy right? We'll see about that!
Ohh Pinterest. You tricky, tricky witch. You are so full of ideas and "easy" DIY decorations and perfect tablescapes for parties, how I love to loathe you. Last year we went all out for my older daughter's first birthday and this year I wanted to "scale back". We may have cut down the number of invites but did I really scale back? You be the judge!
I'm at it again folks! Trying my best to recreate pins I find on Pinterest and sharing the results. Recently we baptized our second daughter and since baptisms occur so early in the day (and on Sundays) it isn't really feasible to get flowers for the centerpieces, shops aren't open that early (or at all) for delivery in the morning and while we could have gotten them the day prior, I was afraid they may have started to droop and wilt overnight. So I started searching on Pinterest for non-floral centerpiece ideas that seemed easy enough to make on my own.
Recently I had an interesting thing happen to me. I was given a surprise party in my house. I had no idea, I was not expecting it and quite frankly I'm pretty impressed that my family was able to pull this off. So much so that I'm sharing tips on how you too can throw a surprise party for someone, in their own home.
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.
Baby's first birthday is a huge milestone for both baby and the parents and whether or not you decide to have a big party or a small gathering at home decorating for the occasion can be fun without breaking the bank. Case in point, the High Chair Tutu. This can be created in a multitude of colors and fabrics, but for this example I'm breaking down exactly how I created a High Chair Tutu out of tulle and the there easy steps it took.
Our little one'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.