Friday, October 7, 2011

Planning the 1st of many...

Well I can't believe it!!! It's time to start planning Connor's 1st Birthday Party!! Where did the year go? It seems as though from the second he was born life has been on fast-forward. It's been an amazing year, I can easily say the best year of my life.

I have planned a lot of parties but never a child's birthday party and never one as important and as close to my heart as this!

There are so many things to do!

  • Choose a theme (hands down the funnest part) - DONE! I wanted something very boy-ish but not baby-ish. Absolutely no Elmo, Bob The Builder etc. I decided to go with a cute monster theme. 

  •  Make a guest list - DONE! We're inviting everyone. Hey, you only have a 1st birthday party once right?! 

  • Find a location -  DONE! Thank you Auntie Carol for letting us use your beautiful home! It's the only house big enough for the gigantic guest list.
  • Pick a date - DONE! Because Connor was born 11 days before Christmas, I want his birthday to feel totally separate from Christmas, which makes picking a date tricky. I don't want his party too close to Christmas because I never want a Christmas tree at his party but I also don't want it too far from his actual birthday. So I decided we will always have his party the first Saturday in December. This year it falls on December 3rd. See ***EDIT*** at bottom.
  • Decide on a time - Can you say nap-time melt down?

  •  Choose a menu

  • Find a cake that goes with our "Monster theme" 

  • Find someone to make the cake - DONE! Thank you to my best friend Jayme, she is going to make Connor's smash cake! She does amazing work! Check it out...

  • Find decorations/invitations
  • Find Connor a birthday outfitDONE!

I feel like I'm forgetting something already but that's why I started planning early! The thought of his party makes me excited and sad all at the same time. I promise you...this Momma will shed some tears.  

PS. Would LOVE any suggestions/ideas.  

***EDIT*** For family and friends reading this please note the date of the party has been moved to Sunday 12/4. :) Invitations will go out in November.


Jayme said...
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Danielle said...

I can't WAIT for his 1st Birthday! He is going to be so spoiled! :)

Bridget said...

Well, I for one am NOT in the least bit excited. Big deal he is turning one. Yawn.

Rachel said...

Wow, Connor has my birthday - I was born on December 14 too! How cool.
I never thought a thing of having a birthday so close to Christmas. If anything it used to make me feel special. When I was little my parents would take my siblings and I to go choose the tree on my birthday and we'd always have the parties on the weekend closest to my birthday. And I still got a ton of great gifts for both birthday AND Christmas! (Though I'm sure that made it tough for the gift givers! Wait why am I saying "got"...I STILL get a ton of great gifts for both!) :)