Monday, September 12, 2011

The countdown has begun...

I simply cannot believe that in 3 week short weeks, we will be celebrating Addie's first birthday...I'm not at all emotional about it....partly because I'm in full party planning mode and partly because I don't think it's even really hit me that it's been year since my life changed for the better in so many ways.  My weekend was almost completely consumed with doing "test-runs" of crafts and cupcakes.  We missed having a sensible dinner last night because the kitchen was out of commission for anything other than the "made from scratch" cupcakes I was trying so hard to make and time just got away from me.  And yes...those cupcakes were what we had for dinner (yea, I'll be back later this afternoon with "Bye-bye baby weight" because I've gotten WAY off track lately).  So...anyhow, just thought I'd share some pics of how things are evolving...

I ordered the invitations and thanks to Tiny Prints they are totally helping me out (because I somehow lost track of time and was a little late ordering...oopps!) and shipping the invites directly to my guests and all I have to pay for is the stamp!  I'm pretty sure thats how they work which is wonderful...and saves me some time too!  Here's a proof...with all of the personal info omitted:
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the front
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the back
And the cupcakes...which I have decided to take on the task of making - it's well worth it for the difference in flavor than the box made...and while I can sometimes be guilty of spending money on silly things...$90+ for 2 dozen cupcakes is where I draw the line.
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I'll be adding some small pearl white ball sprinkles and a silver tin wrapper to give the whole "bath" effect...along with a topper with some duckiness on it!

Addie's party outfit also arrived in the mail this week and I was SO excited to receive it....I went back and forth trying to decide whether to get her something smocked or go with something a little more casual and fun and ultimately ended up deciding that casual and fun matched best with her spunky little personality.  Jennifer over at Brayla Bees took my ideas and ran with them and did an awesome job of incorporating the party colors and theme - I LOVE it and Addie looks adorable all dressed up in it!
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the shirt is actually a pink - this pic does not do this justice!
And lastly...here is some the craftiness from this weekend that was going on in my house.  I made my first tissue paper pom-pom and almost finished my first balloon wreath (thanks to AP over at ILYMTC - her lovely tutorial helped me make this happen!!).  
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the pom pom
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the balloon wreath
I still feel like I have SO much to do...but things are getting there and I'm slowly marking things off the list...I'm trying to take it all in and enjoy everything going on...so far so good!!!

15 comments:

Michelle said...

So cute! Time seriously flies doesn't it?? I can't wait to see pics! I still have a few months before E's first birthday but I know if I don't start plnning now it's going to sneak up on me!!!

kimmie said...

I love her invitations and birthday outfit....too cute! You did a great job on the pom and wreath!! I can't wait to see the whole party!! The cupcake looks yummy and I agree...$90 is ridiculous for 2 dozen cupcakes...whew!!

Joeylee said...

her invitations are so adorable! love the birthday outfit, to cute! I made all of Kaylee's cupcakes for her party the day of and it wasn't bad, I wouldn't spend $90 either! the decorations look great. I've started planning and getting ideas for Keira's first birthday

Have a great week!

Samantha said...

I can't believe our babies are going to be one!! ahhh! Addie's outfit is so freakin cute!!! Can't wait to see all the pics!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Ahhh I love her outfit - it came out so cute!! :) I can't believe she's almost one - makes me so teary!!

And go ahead Betty Crocker!! I am SO impressed with you!! I am sure the cupcakes are going to turn out amazing!!

p.s. I have your glass jar and my glass jar set aside for ya!! I'll try and get them to you this week! Let me know if I can help with anything!

Faith said...

wow! that is a lot of stuff! i commend you for getting all that done on top of everything you already do! super cute invites and bday outfit! the cupcake looks delish! and the crafts/party decors look amazing!

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Love it all! How fun!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Looks like it's going to be great!! Love the balloon wreath, I think next year I may have to break down and make one.

Do you have a Sam's or Costco? We got the cupcakes for Jamie's party from Sam's. Super cheap and everyone raved about how good they were and how cute they looked! Just a thought it you weren't up to the challenge of making them yourself!

Leah said...

I can't wait to see pictures of Addie in her outfit!

Happiness Is... said...

Precious! I really can't wait to see it all come together!

amyk1911 said...

I'm a new follower. I love the balloon wreath. What a fun idea! I have a 8-month-old and can't wait to plan her birthday party. Looking forward to hearing how Addie's goes.

Amy
http://mrsmommykattre.blogspot.com/

Kelli Kegley said...

Everything looks SO good! I can't believe how amazing your cupcakes look! I love the idea you had for them.. everything is just going to be perfect!

Jennifer S. said...

Everything looks great so far! Can't wait to see pics :)

Natalie said...

I can't believe our little ones are going to be one soon! I made some poms too! I love that birthday outfit for Addie...she's going to have so much fun at her party!

wallacefamilyblog said...

its amazing how quickly time goes by! Such cute things and I love that outfit-adorable!