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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

getting ready for a party

Levi is napping away and I am busy trying to assemble his birthday invitations.
Talk about a busy time of year to have a birthday.
But the busyness isn't going to keep us from celebrating.
Turning one is a big deal, right?

When I saw the One Year Old in a Flash birthday party
I knew I wanted to use that idea for Levi's first birthday.
Levi's party is going to be on a much smaller scale and boyish of course,
but I am sticking with that basic theme.
I have all sorts of decoration ideas running through my brain.
I'll share more later.

I'd better get busy while I have a few spare minutes of quiet.
Between Christmas and Levi's party I have plenty to do.
What are you crossing off your to-do list today?


Blogger Amanda said...

I'm crossing off a nap on my to do list today. :-)

December 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Lots of hat making, it never ends lol.

December 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

SO cute!!

December 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger JESSICA said...

Girl, I hear ya...I have three children who have birthdays on November 11th, January 2nd, (like Levi!) and January 20th. The last two are one year & 18 days apart. Pile Thanksgiving & Christmas on top of that, and it's never-ending. I wouldn't trade it for anything, but you have to do things while they nap or you never finish.
Love that idea by the way!! Can't wait to see your spin on it.

December 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Those look really, really cute! I'm so glad it looks like you figured it out. Have fun planning!

December 14, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger . said...

Oh gosh, that is such a cute birthday theme!
Adrienne barely napes for me (15-20 minutes max) so it's extremely hard to accomplish anything in that time.
But I have been working hard on more hair clips for our store I'm trying to open soon.

Hope the rest of you're party planning goes smoothly!
I still have three months to plan Adrienne's 1st bash and just don't know what to do!!:)

December 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I just organized my pantry. I have no idea why I felt the need to do that when there's tons of Christmas stuff to do, but I saw a picture in Good HouseKeeping magazine that got me inspired, so I went for it!

Love the invitations! Cute idea!

December 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adorable! Yes, that first year is gone in a flash! Today, I'm just saving what is left of my voice, which leads me to meditate on the concept of choosing my words carefully, which is something I should contemplate more often. My Christmas list is going very well, so I hope to rest up! Merry Christmas & happy planning!

December 14, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger A Family of Love said...

Oh I love planning parties! Thanks for the link to that neat website!

Have fun! Looks like some awesome invitations!!!

December 14, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awe! I saw those awhile back! Super cute! My list: unpacking our luggage from a trip to see family + wrapping Christmas gifts + planning our brunch menu ... and here I am, looking at your lovely blog ... :)

December 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

Two more days in my second grade classroom with seven year olds who believe in Santa and have an idea that these grades don't really count.
Six more days until married daughter and son-in-law drive here (to Texas) for Christmas.
Eleven more days until a full-blown Christmas meal at my house for what seems like multitudes.
Zero gifts bought yet. But I'm at peace because I'm focusing on the nows.

December 14, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jane In The Jungle said...

OK now I know I need to get my youngest's party planned...since her b-day is 3 days after Christmas!!! Yikes!

December 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! Love the party idea! I can't wait to see picture of Levi's first birthday party!

December 14, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Today I'm buying coal in case we get snowed in again. ANd putting up some Christmas decorations (though probably mainly digging them out of my 9mnt old boy's mouth. My DD is 3 on Jan 2nd, we decided this year that we would just have a family party (she's going through an antisocial phase, so its easier on everyone!!). I love your invitations, may have to pinch your idea in March :-)

December 15, 2010 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Krista Hutton said...

Ok, I LOVE the party theme....I love the invitations the most. I think I may have to do something like this for Kamdyn's first birthday. Amazing. I've been having a hard time thinking she won't have a very fun birthday because her's is in winter....her brother always gets a pool party because his is in August. This could be a very fun inside party! Can I ask where you made the photo strips?

December 15, 2010 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE HE IS ALMOST 1! :) Kali's birthday is the 31st.... she will be 15..... TIMES FLIES!



December 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Kendall Smith said...

You just might need a photobooth at that party. Call me if you do. (Seriously!)

December 15, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous megan @ homemade ginger said...

oh wow, that is the cutest idea for a birthday party. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I may be copying this for when my daughter turns 1 this summer!

I have a giveaway going on right now that you might be interested in!

December 15, 2010 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

that will be SO CUTE!

crossing off my list? crafts.
and made my sick kid put address labels on all our christmas cards. :)

December 15, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

These look sooooo cute, Jess. Can't wait to see it all put together. Hopefully you were able to figure out what was going on with the text??! I CAN NOT believe Levi is going to be a year old. How did that happen??!!! Love and hugs.

December 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First birthdays are SUPER important! Especially this one.

My mean I am supposed to make a list....


December 16, 2010 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger The Anderson's said...

I found your blog through my friend's blog "To bring Him glory" and I wanted to share a Christmas ornament tradition that would be fun to start so each ornament has a meaning. Each year, I get an ornament for each person in our family that represents them for the year. This year, my husband and I went on a two week vacation with our little guy so I got us a sand castle to remember our fun time away. My son's way in to Toy Story so that is his ornament for the year. It's neat to get the ornaments out each year and remember the years past.

December 20, 2010 at 7:08 AM  

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