One Year where has the time gone?.......
I looked at the calendar today and thought to myself that the year has just flown by....Cheeky Monkey will be turning 1 in just 20 days and I have been nailing down the party planning aspect with sooo many ideas jotted with a definite date already chosen...my baby sister and her fiance are coming on the May 2-4 (Victoria Day Long Weekend here in Canada) to stay for a week so it had be while they are visiting. But it was the other things: theme, favours, invites, food, cake and decorations; they were still bouncing around in my head causing me to stay up late and cruise the internet for ideas for the last 2 1/2 weeks.
I have been glued to my Cricut, and causing our kitchen/dining room to be taken over by my party planning antics....finally yesterday I moved the Cricut back to its place on my craft table, why you probably ask did I drag it all to the kitchen/ dining room....well you see I have a very curious 11 month old and and even more curious 34 month old, who would steal the Cticut cartridge boxes and keyboard pads and pretend she was at a computer. So the kitchen/ dining room was the safest place for me to work. After several days of Cricut overload the cutout, I think are done and most assembled (but it doesn't take long so can do it anytime). I have a file folder full of cutouts. I have a couple little cuts to do but they are minor and will take no time...I hope.
Here's a look at the invite. I got the idea while searching on One Pretty Thing. It came from the blog, Fowl Single File, when she celebrated her daughter's 3rd birthday with a Banana themed party. She design this invite as a variation of one found on Parents magazine's party ideas for a jungle party.
|"Peel Me" Banana invite|
Cheeky Monkey turns 1!!!!
Colours: brown, yellow, turquoise and white
Numbers: well they have dwidled to just family this year, due to prior engagements of friends...so 2 kids the rest will be adults (which is okay, less of those incidents that took place at other parties to repeat themselves...believe me not something I want to relive from the last few parties).
|Inside of invite|
Location:Our birthday parties are fairly small, so it will be here at home, outside (weather permitting). Now I just got to make a list of supplies I need to buy....
There will be lots more pics of the other decorations I am making so stay tuned.... It is a fun and exciting time for us here!
|Close up of invite inside|
**Sorry the pictures are sideways need to fix them on photobucket or picasso.
Once party #1 is over I need to make quick work to get ready for Party #2 comes next...The Princess' 3rd Birthday which will be fast approaching ..only 2 months after Monkey's. She is much harder to get ideas for but I have some ideas kinda popping up every once in a while. She telling me she wants an "Under the Sea" party...little mermaid type theme.
I will keep you posted on how the plans are coming a long and maybe out of may come so tutorials to help out you parents that find yourself stuck like me.