So, once again, the blog has been negleted due to the phenomenon of Facebook. It is just so much easier to post a quick little something over there and be done with it. Well, today I thought about a little post on the blog. On March 2, Paisley will be turning 1. And as a tradition in our family, we always host a big birthday bash for their first birthday. I can still remember Kalei’s 8 years ago. Or is it 7? Either way, life was a tad bit more simple and my mind was not ALWAYS on such a creative overload. Thus, her party was a bit more simple, more laid back. Then Brighton came along not too far after her, and we did a super fun and rather elaborate “Under The Big Top” party. The kids LOVED it and had a blast although mine were probably too young to remember. We had games, popcorn, tickets, etc….. it was so much fun. Even if an unexpected COLD front moved thru Arizona that weekend. It was like 40 degrees out or something. Then once again the 1st Birthday Bash Bug struck again when Reesie turned one. We had a “polka dot” party for her. And the most time consuming task for that event was the Topsy Turvey Cake I made and my friend Lou helped me roll out the fondant for the top of all the layers. Let me tell ya, the years of pie making has surely helped her rolling skills.
Well, now sweet P is turning 1 and originally we were going to do a Luau theme, but after some thought, I decided that since she shares her birthday with her big brother, why not host another “Under the Big Top” party? But this time, my plan is to do it with a little more flair and forgo the tradition circus colors and do more of a vintage circus theme- French circus- Cirque Du Paisley!
Of course my mind is going CRAZY with ideas and thoughts. But I am keeping to a tight budget and I am trying to do things with what I have. I am spending some money and loving how my thoughts are finally coming together!!!!!
Here are a few things of inspiration:
First found on etsy ( a digital download) by Itkupilli. There are two of their that I like, I have to decide which on to purchase.
And some FUN fabrics that I will be making a pennant flag from.
There is so much more, but I just wanted to give a little sneak peak!
Have a great weekend everyone!