Birthday Party Planning for Procrastinating Mommy

Time snuck up on me! I swear, suddenly, my kid will be a year old in less than 6 weeks. How the hell did that happen?

This is not exactly abnormal to other parts of my life. I am pretty terrible about time management and remembering things. I have been looking forward to this birthday for months, and just now realized I have nothing really started. I have no decorations, no invites and no place to have this party!

With all the overtime I have been working this month, I haven’t had time to sit down with Kim either and go over what we want to do for the party. We have a theme and that’s about it. I do have a lot of inspiration and I am sure to try and use as many of them as possible.

Right now, I know that I am going to attempt to make my own invitations. I found these really cute tickets on Etsy and I think I want to try and make something similar. But for the invitations, I am looking at something like these that I also found on Etsy in this shop. Though I may end up buying the digital for it and printing to my hearts content. Especially if I get too behind and procrastinate too long.

I know of two things I am definitely shooting for doing for this party. I want to have a table set up with the book “Happy Birthday To You” and have guests write little notes to her in it. I have a journal that I have been keeping hand written letters to Peyton since before she was born. I have also decided that I will pass that around to all her immediate family (Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas) and have them write her a letter for her first birthday.

We have been taking weekly pictures of Peyton since she was born. I am going to be putting those on display. I think I will make a banner like this mother did on a blog I found.

Of course none of this is final, because Kim and I haven’t actually sat down and looked at things together. But, I do have a girl at work making her a cake for her to smash into. We need to come up with cake and food for everyone else at the party. I am using this cake as inspiration for her smash cake. We won’t have the exact same cake, but this is the color scheme and design look I am going for.

I so want her to wear something super cute on her birthday. I am toying around with two ideas. I don’t think this dress is going to be doable, because I don’t have a sewing machine or sewing skills, but its adorable! I might be able to ask the woman who made her Halloween costume to make it for me, but I don’t know if that’s too much to ask! I do so love it! The onesie and tutu are definitely doable. I can order the onesie from Etsy. I freaking love Etsy. Peyton already has a red tutu like this.

So now we need to do these things:

  • Find a place to have this party.
  • Make/Get Invitations and mail them.
  • Get decorations.
  • Get her something to wear
  • Figure out food!
  • Figure out the cakes
So, yes, I sort of used this post to make a list of things I need to remember to do. Oy. 6 weeks. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. Our baby girl is just getting bigger and bigger and its ridiculous!
Take Care ❤
Rachael

Planning a Birthday Party for Peyton

My goodness, our baby will be a year old soon! In less than 2 months actually. I have yet to get all the details together like I would prefer, but we have a theme and we have ideas. I haven’t really been able to sit down with Kim and talk about concrete ideas, so I have just been pinning stuff on Pintrest like crazy and getting inspiration.

Her first year has been full of all sorts of things. Ever changing to her tastes. The one thing that never changed this year was her love for being read to. I admit, I didn’t get much time to do that now that I am back at work and I am so tired when I get home. I need to make a better effort to do this. However, the theme of her first year is Dr. Seuss.

She loves all her board books and giggles at all the words. She loves to turn the pages of the book and of course gnaw on them when Mommy isn’t looking. We are currently working on a collection of Dr. Seuss board books and this just makes sense to be the theme of her birthday party.

I found this awesome site for inspiration and have been pinning things for days. I have nailed down color scheme (which for some reason, I was unaware that sky blue was involved until recently), food ideas, and a possible venue. I plan on making the invitations myself, because I am so savvy with Photoshop and I am excited about the Dr. Seuss themed food I have in my head. I am hoping this will be a fun and exciting party.

At some point, Kim and I will nail down the details and get things in order. However, we just got a brand new car last night, since ours was old and pretty junky. Here’s to a new year, new car, and new one year old KID! I will post pictures of some of my ideas when I am not at work and have access to Pintrest.

Take Care ❤
Rachael