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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Details, details...

I love planning details for events, and I am really enjoying getting things together for Norah's first birthday party! I decided to go with a somewhat "vintage ABC" theme, because she loves the alphabet song so much when we sing it to her, and I figured all of the ABC details could be things that she would use in play later anyway, plus they would be educational! Win :) But, because the special lady is only going to be one, and not likely to remember this event at all other than the photos from it, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on details, but still wanted it to be adorable and memorable for us!

I am going to keep some of the details under wraps until after the party, but here are a few things I've got planned:

Using these free alphabet flash card printables as a garland over the main food table.


Using classic ABC blocks as table top decor (these are by Melissa and Doug, picked ours up at Joann's for $9 after a 40% off coupon!) 

Mini chalkboard plant markers similar to these - I picked ours up at Target's Dollar section for $1.00 a piece.  I also picked up 3 tiny galvanized tin pails in the Dollar section as well for $1.00 each.  The place markers will be labeled with different menu items.  



I worked on a design for the invitations by combining a few ideas I found online (primary layout inspiration from Sarah at Pewter and Sage, free graphic at the top from Pretty Little Studio), and this is what I came up with:



I've finished making her birthday girl outfit, but that will have to wait until the party to debut. I will say she has one cutie little booty in a tutu! 

More details to come later, but I am getting excited for someone's first birthday party, can't you tell?


2 comments:

  1. OMG you need your own personal consulting business! I would have you plan all of my future childrens' parties...actually any party for that matter. Love.It.All.

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  2. Enjoy the party and go all out! You will have so much fun planning :) Gosh those invites are simply ADORABLE and I wish my Target had those cute plant markers!!

    Thanks for your advice on my upcoming hospital stay... I tried to email you back but you're a no-reply commenter. If you want to be reply-able (is that a word? lol) then follow this tutorial: http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2011/01/tutorial-how-to-let-me-reply-to-your.html

    Anyway I didn't think to bring my body pillow and am so glad you mentioned it! Thanks again, Tanya!

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