Every year, I make a customized birthday party invitation for the Circus’ party. It’s actually pretty easy to make your own invitations and on top of that, it’s much more affordable than buying customized ones via other sources. This year, she wanted a farm themed birthday party so I made these farm birthday invitations using…
The Circus has turned five. I’m not sure how we got here, or how we made it here all in one piece, but nevertheless, we did. #thankyajesus For her birthday party, she wanted a superhero theme – mostly Wonder Woman, but with a splash of Supergirl and Batgirl as well. #girlpower I was far too…
Once more, its that time of the year.
When Mama drinks a little more cheap beer than usual.
When she may cry simply because the streamers aren’t twisting just right.
When she is hovering on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
That’s right, its birthday season around here.
Why I put this much stress on myself for the kid’s party, I do not know. I mean, let’s be honest. The minute the kid dropped her first cuss word, that mother of the year award was out of my reach.
As if a perfectly decorated birthday party would bring it back.
One thing however, that is going right in the birthday planning is this DIY party invitation using PicMonkey*.
Bless you, PicMonkey.
Bless you for helping me keep a little piece of what sanity I have left.
Every year around the end of April, I feel the need to start drinking a tad bit more.
Because a birthday party is on the horizon.
And that means lots of planning.
All in a specific timeframe.
And I’ve never been good at any of that stuff all together at once.
Thus, why the sparkly horse birthday party was two months ago and you are just now hearing about it.
I needed time to recuperate.
Did you ever watch that television show, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee?
I’m not even sure that its still on anymore, and I only watched it a few times but what I loved most about it was that she always made a great cocktail during the show, oh and that some of the actual food was already made.
But mostly that she always had a cocktail.
I worked on discovering my inner Sandra Lee with these semi-DIY party decorations for the circus’ upcoming third birthday party.
The circus even helped me with them.
Which explains why cocktails were needed when we were finished.
I was secretly MIA last week on a beach vacation. It was great, but of course I’m playing catch-up. So today, I’m going to share the last of my DIY party decorations from the Care Bear & Rainbow Birthday party.
This Happy Birthday sign was easy to make and got the job done.
There is no doubt in my mind that my kid loves her father much more than she loves me.
That’s ok, and really its no surprise.
With the exception of summer, she’s stuck with me for at least eight hours a day.
Eight hours of random dance parties, eight hours of DIY projects, eight hours of hearing me scream at the dogs, eight hours of reruns of Sex and the City.
Wait a minute, why doesn’t she love me the most? Obviously, I am the most awesome parent alive.
Although, maybe not the most award winning one…
Adding to her reasons of why I’m not her favorite would be this lovely birthday hat I made her.
I find it adorable.
She refused to wear it for more than 30 seconds.
As you may well know, kid’s birthday parties can get expensive really quick.
And I’m not even talking about their gifts. I’m talking about feeding everyone, decorations, invitations, etc.
I like to DIY as many party decorations as I possibly can to save money.
I first showed you my easy party backgrounds last year when I did one for the kid’s 1st birthday party. This year, I added a bit more umph to it.
Seriously y’all, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to have a birthday party over with.
Not that it wasn’t a great little party and yes, I’m a little sad the kid is growing up so fast, but party planning and party decorating for kids birthdays are just. so. exhausting.
Can I get an amen?
This year we opted for a Care Bear and Rainbow Party for the kid’s birthday. When I started planning it, she was really into her stuffed bears, by the time the party rolled around she was really into her stuffed dogs. Can’t go anywhere without a stuffed dog these days.
Kid changes her mind more than I do.
I love a good cake topper because it can completely take a cake to the next level. Obviously, the most important part is how good the cake tastes, but we need a cute little topper too, right? My DIY cake topper can easily be made in under 30 minutes – and no fancy cutting machines…
Today, I have another DIY party decoration from the blue and pink 1st birthday party to share with you! This one is a big more personal and everyone loved seeing it at the party. I created a birthday photo collage with photos of the kid from her first year. A birthday collage in the shape…
You are not going to believe how easy it is to make this DIY cupcake stand! Not only are these cupcake holders adorable, but they are also super easy to make, can be easily customized to fit your party decor and you can make them with items you find at the thrift store! Read on…
Get more posts like this one delivered to your inbox for free! Click here to subscribe! This is the easiest and cheapest party background. In the history of ever. Really, I promise. Would I lie to you? Why absolutely not! This is one of the many DIY party decorations I made for my daughter’s 1st birthday party and…
We made it through year one. No serious injuries, no serious sickness, only busted her lip a few times, fell off the couch and bed a couple times, multiple bruises, and I only let her eat a clump of dirt once. We. Survived. It. Hallelujah. To celebrate the big day, we threw a blue and pink…
Get more posts like this one delivered to your inbox for free! Subscribe here. This DIY Birthday Banner is one of the many DIY party decorations that I made for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. Many of you may know that we just got done celebrating my daughter’s 1st birthday. It was a blue and pink…
As you all probably know by now, there is a big party to be had. Baby girl is turning one. Of course, she must have a party hat. I would not settle for your typical birthday hat you can buy at a party store. Those are fine and dandy, but no, no, no. I wanted…
Learn how to make your own party invitations with this PicMonkey invitation tutorial! You can customize it with any colors or fonts of your choice. Affiliate links included in this post. With the kid’s 1st birthday quickly approaching, I realized I had better get some invitations made for her birthday party. As many of you…