For the last month (probably more like 6 months) I have been busy planning my sons first birthday party. This is no joking matter, if you are first time mom, remember when your first born was a baby or have a pet you dress up in clothes, you can probably relate.
I started with making a list of what I need to do. First thing first - pick a theme. Easy enough, right? Wrong! I cannot make decisions - ever! Seriously, just ask my mom. I like to way the pros and cons, I analyze, create google docs, export to excel, and make pivot tables. Oh you think I'm joking? I'm not.
Okay so it was between vintage air planes and dinosaurs. After much deliberation, pros and cons and spreadsheets, the theme ended up being "orange and teal".
Long story short, I spend many hours writing lists and researching every
website and blog that had anything to do with babies or parties or how
to make a pin wheel. The 2 days before the party I spend every waking
moment putting decorations together. Because as you know 1 year old
babies have a great sense of what an awesome DIY pennant banner should
look like, and I did not want to disappoint. It was literally a race to
the finish minutes before guests got there, but I did it and it was
great! Here are some pictures of the process and the event.