Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Addie's 1st birthday planning

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If anyone follows me on pinterest...you've probably already seen my growing "Addie's 1st birthday" board!!  And for those of you that don't pinterest...you totally should - but...in all seriousness, the planning is well under way in our house.  Here are the main points:

Theme - Ducks and bubbles - the cute little yellow kind!

Colors - Bright pink, tiffany blue, and bright yellow

Food - still planning this part but I'm thinking BBQ with some other good southern comfort foods 

Desserts - sugar cookies and cupcakes...i think

Decorations - I had some beautiful banners made by Kelli and am planning to use lots of balloons, lots of candy, and brightly colored tablecloths....and not to mention...lots of pictures of Addie's first year.  I want it to be classy and simple and have seen a ton of inspiration via some of my favorite blogs and of course, pinterest.

Invitations - I'm back and forth on this one as well - I'd love to do something with the theme for the invite but unfortunately everything I've seen with ducks didn't fit what I had in mind.  I also love the invites that have between 4 and 6 pics from different points during the year so we'll see where I end up!

My hope is to put together a to-do list of everything I need to complete VERY soon - I feel like I have 8 million ideas floating around in my head and I really just need to pull it all together.  

29 comments:

Cheryl E. said...

Her party is going to be so cute. I love the ducky and color combos.

Hope you all had a fun and safe 4th

Giggles said...

Here from Jenna's challenge. Loving the party theme and colors. Looking forward to browsing through your blog some more!

Rachel and John said...

DId you check Etsy for invites? You can get them custom made for like $15 and then print them yourself at Costco or Walmart. (that's for the photo kind, but I bet you could put duckies and on them!)

Love the theme!

Joeylee said...

sounds like the party planning is going great. I LOVE the theme, so cute. I think I'm going to do Keira's colors for her birthday red, aqua & white. Not sure on a theme yet. I love planning birthdays

Nicole said...

Hi there!! I'm stopping by as part of the comment challenge! My youngest will be one in September, I'm totally overcome with planning her party! Pinterest is doing nothing but feeding my obsession :)

Kate Clower said...

I love the theme! How cute! I'm still trying to come up with a theme name...my inspiration is shabby-chic vintage - colors are muted blues, oranges, pinks and creams.

Samantha said...

Love the theme! Cute!

Caryn C. Foresee said...

such a cute idea for the birthday party! love it!!

Megan said...

No way!!! I was totally planning rubber ducky theme for my little Isabelle too! How awesome is that?!
(she's just not into any other character (which usually I think is kinda gaudy anyway)) but she LOVES her rubber ducky.

Unfortunately, I am NOWHERE near as organized or prepared as you are.

Yay for first birthdays!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh it's all going to be adorable! I felt the same way, with so many ideas rolling around in my head, for the boys' birthday party, it'll be great!

Natalie said...

Can't believe they are almost 1 year old! Those are the cutest ideas...can I come to your party?

Taylor B. said...

OMG your party ideas look amazing! I love pinterest and will definitely check out your birthday board. Addie is also my favorite name :)

Jessica said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all of your party ideas! I've got to join Pinterest.

Because I love food, here are some ideas:
Have a candy buffet with candies of the different colors. You could even just get M & M s or jelly beans in pink, yellow, and blue.
Have different kinds of lemonade: pink, regular (yellow), and maybe blue raspberry (does that exist?)
Take pretzel rods, dip in white chocolate, and cover with pink, yellow, and blue candy crystals/sprinkles.

You've probably already thought of these things. I love little kid birthday parties - maybe since I don't have kids of my own yet. I may dread them then. Ha ha

Beach Bum & Baby said...

I can't wait until Addies birthday!!! It's going to be gorgeous!! I'm here to help with anything I can!!! xoxo

KM said...

I love the theme of her party and the colors! I had the time of my life planning C's First Birthday. I understand all to well the million things going through your head. Just know it will turn out perfect! Have a family memeber or friend take TONS of pics for you. You will be running around like a mad women and will need the help in that department ;)

~KM

Jordan said...

Thank you for the comment & stopping by my blog!

Your little girl is precious and I love her party ideas!! :)

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I know what you mean when you say you hav 8 million ideas floating around in your head! I think I might have one project too many right now. There's just not as much time as there used to be! I love the theme you have picked out. I too have been struggling with the invite thing. I wonder if you could find someone to do a custom one for her on Etsy?

Jessica said...

I love the different decorations you can get for birthday parties...decorating can be so fun!!

I am blog hopping today and I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

Lucy The Valiant said...

How did people ever manage to plan parties before Pinterest? I would be lost without it!

Love the duckies!!

Rachel said...

Love this blog!!! Cute ideas!!!

Melissa said...

Just started following your blog, great stuff!

Melissa

gouda-shannon.blogspot.com

Cajun Cowgirl said...

LOVE IT! Rubber ducks hit home around here!

It's going to be fantastic! Make yourself start early so you can do everything you want to do. I guess I ran out of time. But there are many more bdays to come! :)

ENJOY it!!!

Single Mama said...

Her party is going to be adorable - I love the theme.

Stopping by from Jenna's Journey.

Robin W. said...

Dropping in from Jenna's. Her party looks like its going to be a blast. Love the colors. A bubble machine would be a great touch also :)

I am going to be a new follower :)

Brittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the theme for Addie's first birthday! Looking forward to seeing pictures from the big day! Your blog is so cute! Have a good weekend!

Jennifer said...

Stopping by from Jenna's blog. Your daughter is just precious :) And I love the theme you are planning for her party. I remember having those same feelings you are having when I planned my son's 1st birthday. Try not to stress too much and can't wait to see pictures of the BIG day!!!

thebakerbee said...

Stopping by from Jenna's :)

Love all of your party ideas! I can't wait to see the results!

Heidi said...

Love your party ideas! Such a cute blog you have.

Coley said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out! Such cute ideas :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com