Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Nautical Theme First Birthday

Our dearest friends (and Godparents to our wedding) have the most adorable baby boy, Nicholas who just turned ONE! I was extremely excited to help plan his birthday party with his proud mommy... especially because I had never planned a boy's party before. My typical A-type personality ended up dictating the theme, decorations, and pretty much everything else. Poor Mirela  and her original "giraffe" theme didn't really stand a chance and the party turned nautical. Nautical says to me: elegant, masculine, and fun, especially FUN to decorate for!

The Decor:
  • Invitation: Photoshop (inspired by another invitation I found on Google)
  • "Happy Birthday" Banner, hats, plates, cups, and napkins were purchased at, "Anchor's Aweigh" theme
  • Instructions for hand-made paper windmills, click here. Double sided scrapbook paper purchased at Michaels and brads can be found at any office supply store. We used chop-sticks for the stick. 
  • Nautical Flags (1 set): 2 wooden dowels,  5 sheets of double sided decorative scrapbook paper, and rope. All items can be purchased at Michaels. 
  • "AHOY" toothpicks (cut out and glue) template.
  • Nautical clip art template 
  • White frames: Ikea $.99  
  • Nautical "I'm One!" hat:

The 'one' is reversed on accident by yours truly. oops!

The loveliest little family
The girls enjoying Nick's party

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Elephant & Alphabet Theme Baby Shower Part 2

I am finally following up with photos from the Elephant & Alphabet Theme Baby Shower I helped decorate, mentioned in a previous post. It turned out so lovely!

Favors: Have a Ball Catering

With the Mother to be, Sandra
Favors: Notepads and bath fizz balls