Wasn't it just last November? Wasn't Noah just a tiny little eight pound baby? When did he grow into an almost-toddler? In officially 33 days our baby will be ONE! Someone just slap me then give me a drink! Alright, it's not as dramatic as that. I'm actually loving every single stage we're going through. He's my first born and in a lot of ways, I'm growing with him, right through every milestone.
I've been thinking about what to do for his birthday. I want to throw him a party, and make it super cute and fun, and have awesome decorations. But part of me realizes how much work that is! It looks like we'll be home in Virginia due to a trip Michael needs to take that puts us close, so I'm excited that we'll get to have his party there with family and friends. And that also means I can call upon Noah's Nana and Gma and Auntie Meg for help!
I've got some fun ideas in mind, thanks to Pinterest. I'm still not sure exactly what theme I want to go with, but here are a few that have caught my eye and have me excited.....
|Bowtie Theme [via]|
|Woodland Animals [via]|
|Dapper Bowties [via]|
|Vintage Circus [via]|
|Vintage Farm [via]|
Aren't those the cutest? I'm really torn, and want to do all of them! I guess a common theme among all of them is vintage, so it's obvious what I'm drawn to. In reality, I feel like first birthdays are really for the grown-ups. Okay, okay....it's really for me. Noah won't remember at all and he could care less what theme I choose. He'll have a good time of course, but he'd have a good time even if there weren't handmade decor scattered around the house.
Before I make what I'm excited to do sound super pointless, I will say that it feeds my creativity, I love getting people together, I'll love having pictures of the day, and family and friends will enjoy it, too. Who doesn't love a good party? Alright, I feel a little better already. I'm excited to celebrate our sweet boy and make every birthday a special one.
Do you adore party planning? Or would you rather leave it to the pros?