Tuesday, May 31, 2011

We Are Getting Ready

In two weeks my little guy turns one. Can you believe it?! I can’t believe how fast a year has gone by, but alas… the time is finally here to start planning his first birthday party. 

I like party planning and I’m enjoying planning Ian’s first birthday and I have some good ideas up in this noggin of mine at times, and making my kid's parties fun is something I love doing. I think it’s exciting and I love putting things together to make something awesome happen. However, I must admit that I do find more fun in planning parties for older kids. I like planning games, crafts and stations of all sorts for kids to have fun at. 

Is that weird of me?! 

I’m certainly doing my best to make Ian’s first birthday something to remember (for me at least), seeing that first birthdays are almost always for the mommy. I hate when people say that. I know it’s so true though, because I know Ian will never remember it. But just like Jayden’s first birthday, I will have the guests write a blessing to Ian so that one day he can read them. I think that is very special and something he will someday really appreciate. 

I have been thinking about this for a while now. 

Jesse and I have been calling Ian “our little monkey” since he was born so we thought it would be appropriate to have a "little monkey" themed birthday party for him! Yay! 
I made this invitation and just printed it out at Walmart. I thought it was cute and it was pretty darn cheap. I think all together I paid less than $10 for these invites. Not too bad!

I have been picking up a lot of great ideas from friends and Pinterest. I’m not going to lay it all out for you now… because what would be the fun in that? 

We haven’t had a huge party here in a while, so I wanted to make sure our home was presentable when we had the party. Jesse has been busting his butt in our yard trying to get that all prettied up and I decided to go nuts and repaint my whole first floor. I’m still in the middle of finishing that so I’ll just show you my kitchen for now. 

Before ...
 After...

I LOVE IT! 
I’m so excited about it!!! What do you think?! 

A blog friend, Jessica emailed me this week to say she wanted to make me these blocks for Ian. I was so excited!!! She made them in a DAY and then emailed me this photo of them. 
 Are they not perfect?! I just love them. I told her she needed to open a shop now. I mean, for real. Are they not adorable?! I can’t wait to put them out at his birthday party! Thank you Jessica!

So… that is what we have been doing this past week and will be doing the next two weeks until the party. Hoping it will be a nice day so we can be outside most of the time, but around here… it’s been miserably hot, so who knows.

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! 
What did you do?!

17 comments:

very married said...

wowee! i'm just so excited about so many things! The kitchen! the invites! the blocks! I can't wait to see the finished product.

and also, i love planning kids parties too. well, parties in general.

Erin said...

love it.. the kitchen looks great. Love the blocks and can't wait to see more of his party planning come to life!

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

Love the blocks they are adorable... kitchen looks great!!!!!!!!!!!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Oh, fun!!! I can't believe he is almost one!

I love the kitchen!!

Jessica said...

I can't believe he's already about to be 1!! Your kitchen looks great!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I didn't realize Jessica made the blocks for you! I did her blog design a while back. She's a sweetheart. And I think the invitations look even better printed in real life. The gloss adds to it.

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! I love the kitchen paint job!

Cara S. said...

Yep, the kitchen color totally makes the appliances POP! Great color choice. Can't wait to see the dining room and living room...

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

love love love the new colour! and those invites are too cute! love his smile.

Melissa said...

Love the monkey theme!

Mama C said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful!

I am SO glad you love the blocks!! :)

Kelly said...

Looks super cute...I love monkeys!
Also, your kitchen looks great!!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Your new kitchen color is amazing!!

I love the monkey theme. Too cute. And yes, 1st B-days are for the mama but there is nothing wrong with that! That first year is a milestone for us (and it wasn't easy).

erinj0 said...

I love that new color! It makes your kitchen pop & looks great :)

Brittany said...

Adorable invites! I LOVE the kitchen color! I wish I had enough guts just to put a bold color on the walls. I always love them, but just can't seem to actually paint it. haha

Sarah said...

The kitchen looks great!

Becca said...

How fun! I LOVE the monkey theme! We call my niece "little monkey" and I have been trying to convince my sister that she must have it for her birthday theme! I can't wait to see how cute yours turns out! I can't believe he is almost one already!

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