So what do you do when you need to plan a party? Exactly as you guessed... I ran straight to Pinterest and started to look for ideas. Ideas that would look cute without the pictures winding up on some "Nailed It" website (you know exactly what that means). With my other kids I really took months to plan their parties, so with only a few hours to make this work I think it turned out pretty good.
I'm going to break my rule with posting pictures of my family, because Thing 3 is just so darn cute I have to give him a little blog time. So without further adieu, here is my son's 1st Birthday/4th of July party (courtesty of Pinterest & no sleep):
In the background you can also see the handmade sign. I just used the same scrapbook paper that was part of the cupcake stand and used the Circuit for the letters.
Saving money tip: Reuse the stroyfoam circles for the other kids birthdays & save your birthday signs for the next year. I also use boxed cupcake mix and make homemade frosting (my neigbor actually helped me make it this year) to give it a better flavor.
|4th of July 1st Birthday Cake/Cupcake Tower|
|The idea came from http://eighteen25.blogspot.com and I just reused the same scrapbook paper as the cupcake tower & sign|
|My adorable neighbor helped me make these. I found the idea from http://lisastorms.typepad.com/lisa-storms/2011/06/4th-of-july.html|
|Can't foget the fruit salad. This idea was found on witandwhistle.com |
Well, I'm glad to be back in The OC and will be posting a ton this summer with fun tips & ideas on how to save money while enjoying our great area. But until then, here is one more picture of my Lil' Man:
|Enjoying his bounce house ($60 rental found on Craigslist) and his newly grown mustache.|