Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Birthday Invite

So, it's here. Alice is turning one this week! It's a crazy rollercoaster of mixed emotions for this mama - it's gone so fast, I can't believe she's one, where did my baby go?? I'm not sure if it was due to busyness or just denial, but I sorta procrastinated with the party. I mean I've had a whole year to plan, yet here I am days before the party scrambling to craft, shop, and decorate. Good thing I work well under pressure and, who am I kidding, I totally love doing it.

After much struggle we decided to keep the guest list small. Part of me wanted to run around the whole town screaming, "we made it! come celebrate!!", but after sitting down and realizing that we have giant extended families we decided a 70 person party just wasn't in the cards. It'll be a quiet afternoon with immediate family, a few close friends and lots and lots of pink!!

Here's a look at the invitations I designed for the occasion:

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As you can see a pink polka dot party is in the works! I'm hoping there won't be toooo many late nights getting stuff done this week, wish me luck!!

Christine

14 comments:

  1. Oh, polka dots, how I love them!!! :) Have a great time party planning Christine!

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  2. super cute!!! i feel like it was just the other day that you revealed your nursery! have fun party planning :)

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  3. I cannot believe it's already been a year! I feel like you were just pregnant yesterday! LOVE all the pink...such a fun first birthday in the making!

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  4. I'm a big fan of smaller more intimate parties (except when it comes to my 30th - if we don't go away). I think a shape/colour theme is super clever and I know it will come together and be photographed beautifully. Have fun getting your craft on. xoxo

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  5. Oh I love it Christine! The invitation turned out so beautiful. Love the pink. Too cute. Have a wonderful week celebrating and reminiscing. And a big happy birthday to Little Alice. xo

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  6. CHRISTINE! I love these! They are so cute, and I've been loving all of your little peeks on Instagram. I know this will be an incredible party - you always do a fantastic job! :) I can't believe she is one either... time goes way too fast! Enjoy your day - I think a small intimate party will be perfect!

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  7. Cute invitations! I can only imagine how fast time must fly by. It must really be bittersweet.
    xo

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  8. It looks just darling! Can't wait to see the photos! Did you print the invites yourself? I love the round shape and the sweet picture :)

    Have a great time - it only gets more and more fun from here on out!

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  9. Love it!! It's so sad when they turn 1 but it's awesome seeing their little personalities blossom over the next year. It just keeps getting better :)

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  10. These are so cute!! congrats to you and your sweet baby girl. Yes, she's still a baby :) and if you want to talk about procrastination I'll let you in on my secret that I have a 5 & 3 year old and only one party between the both of them. THAT's procrastination! ;)

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  11. So so so cute! Can't wait to see the party pictures! Congrats on year one mama!

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  12. I can't believe Alice is 1!!!! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was fawning over her nursery that you had just styled out for baby girl!! The invite is PERFECT (that furry vest just kills me w/ cuteness).

    We'd been struggling w/ the looong guest list for Q's birthday as well until we ultimately decided to keep it small. I think it is so lovely that you are keeping it intimate & meaningful. There won't be any style lacking though w/ you at the helm, that's for sure. Procrastinators unite!!

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