>> Friday, February 28, 2014
My daughter's birthday is the day after Christmas. Last year we tried to have a party ON her actual birthday, but we were all very sick and had to postpone it. Even if we hadn't been sick, we discovered that throwing a party on the day after Christmas is difficult and stressful.
So this year, we waited until February, and I'm so glad we did. I didn't really have a theme, but we used confetti and flowers for decorating. The invitation had a chalkboard look to it. It's one of my favorites!
I used a photo of Claire on the back. Yes, she is putting a gummy bear into her mouth . . . they really are the best bribe for getting kids to look at the camera.
I included confetti that I punched out of gold and pink tissue paper in each envelope, and then used the rest of it on the tables.
I think my favorite part of the party decor was this sign, hand drawn by my friend Julie at Blue Heaven Signworks. I sent her details on Claire at 2 years old and she turned it into this masterpiece:
Overall, it was a very simple party, but one of my favorites because of how relaxed it was.
Oh, and here's one of the birthday girl!
Side note: she received those sandals as a gift that day . . . we don't normally let her out of the house in sandals WITH socks on 10 degree days. Or ever.
OH! And water bottle labels. I didn't take a single picture of the water bottles, but matching printable labels are available here. Click here!