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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

Theme: 
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









        
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22 comments:

Twee Poppets said...

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Ashlee 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!

Tere 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?!

Sarah said...

Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

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!
Cheers!
Jenn
http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/

Jill said...

CUTE!

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

I'm now a Follower of your blog :)

Jill @ Frugal Plus

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Andrea said...

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

Andrea
http://365daysoflifebehindthelens.blogspot.com/

Blommi said...

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

Now following your lovely blog, from FMBT.
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~J 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!

http://boobiesbabiesblog.blogspot.com

62 Cards - 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 :)

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joeandbridge said...

Hi! I'm popping in from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I'm your newest follower! Hope you can swing by my blog! Have a great day!

Bridgette
Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Cassie said...

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

Jill from Women Who Do It All 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!

Megan 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!