It’s that time of year! If you’re an awards show junkie, a football fan, a hopeless romantic, Irish, or just generally like to have a good time this is an awesome time of year because there’s a good excuse everywhere you turn to throw a party.
By the way, I’m all of those things. Okay, I’m Irish by marriage. Minor detail.
I love planning and throwing a party. Right now I’ve got Harrison’s first birthday party on the brain.
Despite the invitation list that got a bit long I’m trying to keep things low-key, low-cost, and light and fun.
One thing that’s easy to do and seems to help keep me organized and from going crazy with every idea I see on Pinterest is to pick a theme and stick with it. Our theme isn’t really a theme so much as a “motif” but it’s going to help make decor decisions and just give the party a pulled together look.
What did I choose? What could be easier or more festive than balloons? So that’s what I’m going with.
I made the invitations using a combination of Picasa/Piknik and Word. I’m not too handy with PhotoShop (not to mention I don’t have it on my home computer), so this is definitely something most people can do at home.
I just printed two to a page on white card stock that I already had on hand. I wrote his friends’ names on the back with a crayon with my left hand to give it a little bit of Harrison flair.
I’ll be posting about more details of the party as I put them together, so stay tuned.
Anyone else planning a party? Got any great first birthday party stories to tell? Anyone rolling out the red carpet for the Oscars, or going to Mardi Gras? That’s next week!