Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Charlotte's 1st Birthday
So time really does fly when you have kids - Charlotte is now one year old! Seems like we just brought her home from the hospital. On Saturday we had a birthday party for her with family that came from out of town. We all had fun - especially the birthday girl!
The theme was hard to come up with... she LOVES Curious George, but I couldn't figure out how to girly that up. Fortunately she also loves her Potato Heads, so we went with a Mrs. Potato Head theme. We had the party at lunch time and had a baked potato bar,
we had a Potato Head Photo booth with props,
and My mom made some great cakes which we all devoured!
I had a budget for this party, and since I have a ton of crafty stuff, I only ended up spending about $20 on the day (other than the food). I bought some tissue paper and pipe cleaners for flowers and made a "Happy Birthday" banner out of scrapbook paper. Since decorations for Mrs. Potato Head are hard I just did springy things. I used a flower wreath I had on the front door, cut pieces of scrapbook paper for a message board and made napkin rings out of more scrapbook paper. It wasn't extravagant, but I had fun making stuff.
The day was a great success - fun had by all!