Need some inspiration...



So my favorite baby is turning one in a couple months and I honestly hadn't planned to have a party for her. I'm not really sure why either...I'm in the midst of planning EJ's 3rd birthday bash (including her first ever friend party) and that has been tons of fun. Maybe I don't want to plan another one so soon after? Maybe it's that Olivia is so young I figure what is the difference? Maybe it's that she doesn't really need anything and is too young to do a charity thing without me seeming like a bad parent (seriously, a toy broke yesterday and I was SO excited to add it to her pathetic wish list)? Maybe I just need some inspiration???

Yep, I'm thinking that is what it is. I need something to get my wheels turning...a theme, a color scheme, something...anything? So, what do you guys have for me? I'll take any and all suggestions to get me moving.

It will be a small party of just family (and friends who might as well be family) so simple (in theory...I mean when have I ever succeeded at doing things simply?) and at our home. I was so not going to do anything, but my sister-in-law may have said that I always have parties for the kids so it isn't fair to Livie (which is true) and looking at these photos of the other kid's big day was inspiring too. I mean how can you not smile at these next couple pics?







Please comment below with any ideas, concepts, links (if you really love me) to projects! My baby girl thanks you for helping her to have her own big day!
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

k, i seriously got nothing {as i'm in the middle of a 4 yo party dilemma myself} ... but i promise to keep thinking on it ...

well, actually ... is there anything she's interested in right now? a fav tv show/toy/etc.? that'll help me get thinking better.

but ... i gotta give you a hard time ... love the full lock & load system on jack in the highchair! and then not so much with #2 ... :)

ShallowGal said...

I'm the least creative person ever, and by my third child, well I think the theme of his party was "pizza", so I can't be much help.

But I had to laugh cause I had a 'favorite' baby too.

heather said...

T- that's cause between the 2 kids, Angie gave me the HARDEST time about buckling her kids in that I stopped! Seriously though, Liv is lucky the tray goes on to protect her! :-)

Michelle Smiles said...

We so aren't the big birthday bash people so I'm no help. I keep telling myself that when they are old enough to ask for a big birthday party, I'll give it a go.

Jackie G said...

Ok...I totally get where you are coming from! But, I was the same way, had to be equal with the kids. I took inspiration from toys and halloween costumes for my kids first bdays. This is going to get way too long for the comment section so I will find some more info for you and email... but maybe you can think there...let's see...Livie was what for halloween, I'm trying to remember...a penguin? is that right? and like Tracie said too...her fave toy is???

beckley said...

jackson had a "music party" for his 1st. we had the kids bring "instruments" (read gerber jars with foil and beans or something to hit), and had a "parade", and a xylophone cake :)

belle had pancakes at a hotel.
:)

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