January 7, 2011

Party Planning

So Connor's first birthday is coming up in less than 2 months so I've started to plan a bit.  Knowing me and my OCD self I didn't want to wait until the last minute and have a bunch of stuff to do.  As I mentioned before we are doing a "Look Whooo's One" theme.  I want to do owl/woodland type decorations.  This is probably one of the only years where I will get to choose the theme and be creative so I am taking advantage of it!  Next year it may be cars, a Disney movie, or Elmo!
This is what I have so far:
  • A blingy tablecloth cover
  • I made some of those tissue paper pom poms.  They are a cheap and cute way to decorate.  Some of the ones I made look better than others :P
  • I am going to do a small candy buffet.  I've always loved these, but have never done one.  I don't know where a good place is to buy candy to put in them?  The colors are orange, green, blue, and brown.

I've also started making a birthday banner.  This project has been every time consuming!  I just cut the letters out freehand and they seem more playful that way.  I can't wait to show you the finished product and I hope it turns out decent!
I found these "Connor" balloons and confetti at Party City and thought that was so cute!  I also found these cute birthday labels I think I am going to use for the candy jars. I'm not using the pink ones though!

I also bought the stickers above, I don't know what for yet?  I want to get Connor a birthday shirt similar to the one in the photo too.  I also need a cake/cupcake stand of some sort and I just LOVE that owl candle I found on Etsy :)
My little booger is getting so BIG!  He likes to sit in the bumbo while I am cooking dinner :)
He has been a MESS this week...probably because he's been sick and I think he is cutting another tooth.  He is so congested and has been coughing a lot.  I just wish he could blow his own nose :P

So - ANY PARTY IDEAS ARE WELCOME!

I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET YOU GUYS!!!

xoxo Becky

20 comments:

Courtney said...

You have got a great start. I am sure everything will be adorable. I can't wait to see all the final results.

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

You're so ahead of the game! Wow, it looks like you have a great party already to go :) I love a candy table and the owl, oh too cute!

Heather said...

Love all of the fun party stuff!!! Gosh, he is such a cutie! Love the picture. :)

Ashley said...

Every thing looks awesome so far and I love your theme! In Oklahoma we have Candyopolis inside our malls and you can fill bags of any candy you can think of. You could try that!

Ashley said...

I cannot believe that he is about to turn 1 already!! His party is going to be adorable!!!!!

Amber Maddux said...

i'm right down the road & ky's birthday while be done & over with next week then I am all yours for whatever creativity & help you need me for. I am also helping with a girl baby shower so just let me know!!!!

dave and jenn said...

I don't really have any suggestions, but I do love your blingy tablecloth and the colors you picked! I would think Candy Craze would be a good place to buy candy for your jars. They have a very colorful selection!

Lauren said...

His party is going to be SO cute!!!!! :)

Kristen and Andy said...

Love love love all your party stuff - so cute! I am still in denial that our boys are about to be 1 in 2 months time - how is that even possible??? I need to get moving on party planning on Cannon's bash too. I think I am doing a blue/orange/white theme - I am obsessed with those colors lately! And talking about OCD - I picked up some paper lantern things LAST SUMMER in his party colors...hehehehe! Let the fun begin!

Todd and Courtney said...

I love all the stuff. The table cloth is awesome. Ive never seen one like that before! Have fun planning.

mstalcup said...

LOVE IT!

You should make a tree or owl of some sort and have everyone sign it for little conner.

I cannot wait to see pics :)

~KS said...

SO much fun-
Owl Pinata?? Are there other kiddos coming who would have fun with that?

Karen At Home said...

Good for you for being so proactive!!! Jillian's b-day party is tomorrow and I have been working on it for two weeks. That is it. I guess that is what having a birthday and Christmas in the same week does. Lesson learned from this year and hope to start two months in advance like you did next year! I also made the poms too, hope to have pics in my blog next week. I can't wait to see how all of your planning turns out!!!

Karen

Shoshanah said...

I've never thrown a kids party, so I'm not really a wealth of ideas. But I do remember my mom having these party planning books called the Penny Whistle Party Planners, that were amazing with ideas. If you can track one of those down I'm sure you could get inspired a ton!

~KS said...

SO much fun-
Owl Pinata?? Are there other kiddos coming who would have fun with that?

Kristen and Andy said...

Love love love all your party stuff - so cute! I am still in denial that our boys are about to be 1 in 2 months time - how is that even possible??? I need to get moving on party planning on Cannon's bash too. I think I am doing a blue/orange/white theme - I am obsessed with those colors lately! And talking about OCD - I picked up some paper lantern things LAST SUMMER in his party colors...hehehehe! Let the fun begin!

dave and jenn said...

I don't really have any suggestions, but I do love your blingy tablecloth and the colors you picked! I would think Candy Craze would be a good place to buy candy for your jars. They have a very colorful selection!

Amber Maddux said...

i'm right down the road & ky's birthday while be done & over with next week then I am all yours for whatever creativity & help you need me for. I am also helping with a girl baby shower so just let me know!!!!

Ashley said...

Every thing looks awesome so far and I love your theme! In Oklahoma we have Candyopolis inside our malls and you can fill bags of any candy you can think of. You could try that!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

You're so ahead of the game! Wow, it looks like you have a great party already to go :) I love a candy table and the owl, oh too cute!

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