17 May 2011

The one where I talk to myself, mostly. {Party update}

Guys? My baby's 1st birthday party is this Saturday. Didn't I just write this post like, yesterday? And now, here we are. A year later. And celebrating my beautiful baby girl.I am beyond excited about her party this weekend and I'm slowly making my way through my {entirely too long} to do list.

I made her favors yesterday...And I must be a complete idiot because it took me nearly 4 hours to make 36 party favor bags. I was tying ribbon with me teeth. It was really fun.

My parents house is looking gorgeous, as usual... and everyone has been working hard to get it ready for the party...I took Brynn's monthly pictures last night to complete her 12 month frame. Yes, I know it's a week early, but I want the frame displayed at the party. =) The problem? I don't know what picture to use!! Which one do you like best to take up that 12 month slot?

#1: Her sweet smile.
#2: Her new scrunchy nose smile, that I adore!#3: Her happy scream.See why this is so difficult? I'm ordering the wallet pictures tonight or tomorrow for this frame to be displayed on the cake table:I did the same thing at Carter's party and it was a huge hit! For the big 5x7 picture, I'm going to put in her hospital picture that I just love so much. Here's my sweet Brynnie girl just a few hours old...As for this weekend, this is the forecast:Meh... I'm not too upset about it. You really don't know until you wake up that day anyway, right? We have a tent, so we're good =) {But I'm still crossing my fingers that we get Sunday's weather instead ;}

So what's left on the ol' to do list? Here's a little glimpse...
  • Make the tea cup and giant playing card banners {Buy white string or ribbon!}
  • Buy flowers for the tea pot centerpiece
  • Buy all the food {Friday}
  • For the love of God, find white capri's to match my shirt
  • Order wallet pictures for frame
  • Make cupcakes for the kiddos {Thursday night}
  • Make Brynn's smash cake {I got a cake tattoo! Let's hope it looks okay =}
  • Order keg of Summer Ale {Yes, we're getting a keg. Oh, don't judge. Or do... whatever.}
  • Make picture slideshow {Yay? Nay? I'm not sure. Guess I'll see if there's time!}
  • Confirm tent and bounce house drop-off times
  • Confirm cake pick-up time with Nicole & Kristi
  • Order balloons
  • Get hair highlighted & cut so you don't scare people {Friday}
Whew! There's more, trust me. I have to go over my list about ten more times to make sure I have everything that I need.

Thank you for letting me think aloud here and basically write a post completely and utterly for myself.

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Erica said...

I LOVE pic #2. That scrunchy nose smile is adorable!!

Olivia's Mommy said...

Love your party planning! We are so alike! Everything looks awesome, can't wait to see photo's of it all finished! PS I got some great white capri's at Ann Taylor Loft! On sale too!

Sarah said...

My vote is for #2. Fingers crossed for good weather! Can't wait to see the pics!

Heather said...

#2 is my vote !

Jeannie said...

Sounds like such a great party for one special girl :) I can't wait to see pics!

Jeannie said...

Oh...and that scrunchy nose smile...to.die.for!!! So adorable!

Bethany said...

i love #3 - it just "screams" its my birthday!! :)

Libby's Life said...

I love #2... I have a love for scrunchy nose smiles because that is what I did when I was little and my sweet little guy does it now too! They just make me get a giant grin on my face and make me giggle because they are so cute when they're doing it!

Jessie said...

loving #2!

Jasmine said...

All three pics are ADORABLE, but my vote is for #3! Beautiful job on the favors!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Not that I have any pull here, since, well, i'm new and all-but I say go with the sweet smile photo :)

Dawn said...

I vote for photo #2. It looks like you are going to have a great party. Happy Birthday (early) Brynn

sara said...

Love all the pics. Whatever you choose will be perfect. The hospital pic just kills me with cuteness!

Melissa @ knit purl baby said...

I vote for #2!! I love little scrunchy faces!

You sound like me with the party planning to-do lists. My baby's 1st bday is not this weekend but the one after, on the 29th and I. am. freaking. out. Actually, not that bad. I just keeping thinking about all the little things I still need to buy and make. Good luck with Brynn's party! I look forward to reading about it! Happy birthday Brynn!

kacy said...

i like #3. and i'm your sister so that counts for like 8 votes.

Lady Goo Goo Gaga said...

Great blog - but apparently you are super-mom - so I might start feeling bad about myself if all of perfect photography and party-planning continues!!! LOL
Enjoy your party!!

AmandaD said...

I like them all, number #1 is so sweet but both 2 & 3 are sassy and fun! Your party is the day before my son's ,and my list looks oddly very similar to yours-make cupcakes, put together 12 month pic frame, shop for food, etc. Even down to the weather forecast-except our scattered thunderstorms are for Sunday :(
Good luck with Brynn's party this weekend. I'll keep my fingers crossed for beautiful sunny weather for you!

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