I”m doing my best to avoid the “theme” birthday as long as I can. I know it is only a matter of time that we will be all about Spiderman and Disney Princesses when it comes to birthday parties, but for now mommy gets to decide on the details. And, I must admit…I really enjoy every minute of it – everything from making the invitations, decorations and even baking the cake.
So recently for my daughter’s 1st birthday I decided to have a cupcake party. While working on the invitations I searched the internet for free cupcake clipart, but all the free stuff I found was pretty lame. I decided to search Etsy, and I found this cupcake clipart for $1.00!
The cupcake clipart was my inspiration to do a pink and turquoise theme for the invitation and all of the decorations.
Back when I first started planning and getting ideas for the party I ran across an Etsy shop called Golden that had the most adorable custom bibs and birthday hats. I bookmarked the site planning to come back to order one of her cute little custom 1st birthday bibs, but when I came back to order there was an announcement that all orders would not be shipped until 4-5 weeks out. Yikes! I did not plan that far in advance. I couldn’t find anything else like these adorable bibs, but I thought “I can make this”. And I did. And it turned out great. And I was surprised!
Really it was pretty easy. I won’t go into step-by-step instructions, but if anyone is interested just send me an email.
The birthday party was a success, and I’m only crying a little bit that my baby girl is now a toddler.
Lee Ann is a Design Partner for Javis Davis. When not hanging out at burbmom she writes about nursery design, baby products, adorable clothes, safe and environmentally friendly toys and even some photography tips at Meet Me in the Baby's Room.