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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cheeky Monkey is Turning 1!

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.

Links to:
PonyTails and FishScalesNightOwlCrafting
Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!
The Girl Creative

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Beyond The Picket Fence
BCD Show and tell



Twee Poppets said...

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Ashlee Marie said...

CUTE invitation. Thanks for checking out my blog. I updated my post about the elastic thread shirt to include a picture of what I meant by swirls. I hope it helps!

Sienna said...

adorable invites! Mine is about to turn two and I just thought the other day... how did this happen? The time goes by sooooo fast, now I am almost ready for another one!

Jen said...

What a cute invitation!

Anonymous said...

How cute!!! Very creative! Thanks so much for linking to my party and I hope to see more of your awesome projects next Thursday!
Have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

How adorable! I love that they peel, I can't wait for the rest of the party pics! Thanks for linkin gup to Hoo's got talent?!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Hi! You’ve got a great blog here. I host a linky party every Tuesday called Tot Tuesdays. I’ve love it if you’d stop by and link up your great ideas for tots!

Jill said...


I'm stopping by via FMBT :) It's nice to meet you!

I'm now a Follower of your blog :)

Jill @ Frugal Plus


Andrea said...

Yay! There is nothing like a 1st birthday party! I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!


Robin @ Blommi said...

My daughter's 3rd is coming up way too fast. I'm not ready :O

Now following your lovely blog, from FMBT.

Anonymous said...

That invitation is beyond too cute!

I'm here from Follow Me Back Tuesday! I'm your newest blog follower..thanks so very much for linking up!


Sammye Jo said...

What asuper fab idea!! Love it!!!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Cute invite! I had a Monkey party too for my son's first birthday. I made the super easy and cute monkey cake from Martha Stewart... http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/monkey-cake
and made "monkey mix," which was chocolate chex mix with some dried bananas tossed in. Yum!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Popping in a bit late from follow me back Tuesday, hope you will :)


Cassie said...

This is too cute!!!
I love it!!!

Jill said...

That is too cute, I love it!

Sachiko said...

How adorable! I love the invitation! Thank you for linking to my party!

Lorie said...

This is so cute! I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow!

Fowl Single File said...

I LOVE your happy face bananas! Your rhyme is also really cute. I hope everyone had a great fun at the party and thanks for linking back to me!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up! The rhyme is sooo cute!