As I prepare for my littlest's SECOND birthday, I am remembering all that we did for him on his first birthday party and realizing I never BLOGGED it! GASP! Haha! (where does the time go?! I mean I was JUST giving BIRTH to him ...LOL)
First things first, I want to give a HUGE shoutout to another local small business in the Fayetteville area, Steve's Sweet Treats. We rented out his cafe/bakery for all the fun! We decided on a cookie decorating party and they did all the work. They baked the cookies, laid out all the sprinkles and frosting and let us to it!
For decor, it was fairly simple finding mustache things since that appears to be the "thing" in 2014. LOL BUT I also did my own thing. For the water bottles, I used mustache duct tape! ;) SUPER easy and SUPER cheap! For napkins, I had a ton of orange napkins left over from another party (?) ... I accumulate things. LOL So I bunched up the napkins to white, plastic forks that I had laying around to look like a bow tie and wrapped them with mustache ribbon. The favors were simple, mustache clear bag with gold fish and pretzels and a few M&Ms inside tied with teal ribbon. I also made thank you cards from my computer and printed on photo paper which then I attached black heart lollie pops I got at Walmart in the wedding clearance isle for $5 (for 50 of them!). No, they weren't expired! ;) I couldn't believe the deal! (I guess no one wants BLACK lollies at their WEDDING!) And of course ... I did get a little inspiration over at my Pinterest Board ... You should check it out!)
By now you're looking at these pics and saying, "aw, what a fun time and great memories captured. But what is up with Shari's photo skills?!" Haha. These aren't horrible pics, but they aren't mine. I wanted to enjoy myself at the party and not get stuck behind the camera, so I left it on the table and let people take pics as they pleased. I think this was an awesome way to see different perspectives. But I think this year, I'll hire one of my pros to take pics! ;)
Till next year ... when I blog THIS year's party ... LOL I kid. I kid .... but am I> ;)
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