Had I been a good blogger and kept up with this blog last year, I would have been able to document all of my DIY madness that led up to a very eventful first birthday party for my little one. But, since I wasn’t.. I will have to recap it all in this one post.
When Nick was about five months old I began to pin different “First Birthday” theme ideas on Pinterest. The first theme I had settled on at the beginning of the planning process was “The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar.” I had numerous pins waiting for me to get my hands on and start prepping for Nick’s birthday party. However, when it came down to it, my plans were changed when Nick became O B S E S S E D with a little tiger by the name of Daniel. From that moment on, I started pinning every single Daniel Tiger DIY I could find. Check out the Board here.
I spent almost every night for the few months leading up to Nick’s first birthday slaving away, doing DIY’s left and right.
The actual event had about forty of our closest friends and family members. We filled our backyard with tables, a jumper, and little kids running around. The one bad thing? Nick decided to wake up very early said day and not take any naps :(. So… Mr. Nick decided to call it a night at 7PM on the day of his birthday party. This is why people say not to throw a first birthday, right?
All in all, I am going to categorize his birthday as a success. Where the all-nighters worth it? Yes, but I may just be speaking as a crazy obsessed mom so if you ask my husband he will probably say… never again. He actually already said I – err I mean Nick cannot chose a theme that is not easily found at party stores for the following birthdays. Boring! No fear, I already started pinning for his second birthday, and the theme I am currently leaning towards is at party stores (sort of.) For the following birthdays, however, I will not make as many cupcakes as I did this time. Oh right, I forgot to mention that I did all of the cupcakes and my mom helped me with the food. Also, for next time I think I’m going to stick to something easy like pizza.
Sometime in February/March I will start blog sections re DIY’s for Nick’s second birthday. For the time being, I’m done with planning for the next couple of months.