Today I…say goodbye ‘merica..hello Italia! Eeekk! We’ve been preparing for this trip for a year now and I can’t believe it’s finally here! I will most likely be posting an overload of pictures on Instagram (sorry ahead of time) so feel free to follow me if you’d like!
Today I…thought I’d share a fun DIY project since it’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of those on this space. I had a lot of fun with this one and I’m super happy with how it turned out! Back in April, my daughter turned 1 and we celebrated with a fun Sprinkle themed party.
I had to keep my budget as low as possible so I decided to save the $30 on buying a pinata and make my own. The best part about making your own pinata is that you can be so creative with whatever shape you create. I did a simple number “1,” but I have seen some really creative ones on Pinterest.
Here’s how to create it in 5 easy steps:
And there you have it folks…a fun and simple pinata. How fun would it be to make these on a normal day and fill it with confetti?!? Happy Thursday!
Today I… Thought I’d share some pics of what’s been going on these past couple weeks. It’s been so crazy I’ve yet to post on this blog! Still going through all the pictures from my daughter’s birthday! Hope you all liked them! 😉
Here are some things we’ve been up to:
1) The hubs and I finally made it to dinner at Lawry’s! MMmm.. Prime rib is soooo good.
Today I…wanted to share with you pictures of some of the details from my daughter’s 1st SPRINKLE THEMED birthday party. Just a little background…my husband originally told me that if we had a big baptism party than her first birthday will be small. BUT…I couldn’t do it! He was SO mad! He gave me (somewhat jokingly) a budget of $200 for her 1st birthday party. I was like… $200? !! I can’t even buy food with that. So..nonetheless, I had to be creative! DIY party for sure!
I decided to make it a SPRINKLE party/breakfast theme…it was a little cheaper bc breakfast foods are typically cheaper..and I already had a bunch of colorful paper and such so I could just reuse all of that. It was held in my parents backyard which we cleaned the weekend before. (so much work!) I love it though because it’s spacious and has an amazing view! Thank you mom and dad for allowing us to host her party at the house!
Okay, first the food… since that was the highlight to me!!
We had a waffle/pancake station where guests could “sprinkle” whatever toppings they wanted (berries, bananas, whipped cream, etc.) We also had a scrambled egg station with various toppings such as bacon, sausage, spinach, cheese, etc.
Also, thank you Sylvie for the amazing egg quiches! People actually came up to me asking if there was anymore!
Special thanks to my cousin Lauren, Risha, Yvette, and Johanna for making all the goodies! (Thank God for the bakers in my life!)
Then, my husband approved a mimosa bar (per a special request from my friend Jenelee). I know..I know.. a mimosa bar at a 1st birthday party!?! Don’t judge! It only costed $6/bottle at Sam’s club so it’s hard to pass up!
Are you tired of all the polka dots yet??
We also threw together a quick “Kids Zone” bc I didn’t want to be in charge of any games so just decided to have some stuff for kids to do. In my opinion, it was a success!
Oh! And I totes almost forgot about the cereal bar we had! Duh! Who doesn’t love cereal!
And..last minute idea..we threw in a Headband making station so the older kids and adults could have something to do! Such a success! So glad we decided to have it. (Thank you Holly for setting this one up..literally at the same time the party was starting!)
And…the cake (Thank you to my cousin Yvette!), party hats, and the goodie bags!
Oh..and by the way..the budget didn’t actually stay within the one my husband gave me! (impossible!) However, I was able to keep a lot of costs down by asking people to make things. Thank goodness for the amazing people in my life!!!
Today I…compiled all of my pictures (finally) to share with you my lovely readers. It was an amazing birthday party, so much fun to plan and I had so much fun throwing it!
First..a couple pictures from her ACTUAL birthday. We celebrated with just us 3, an intimate family dinner and some macarons. (Mmm!) We were really adamant on keeping her away from any desserts until her 1st birthday. I was pretty shocked how disciplined we were. Nonetheless, she was IN LOVE with the macaron (vanilla flavored) we gave her.
Check out her cutsie outfit her DAD picked out! Good job babe! (And, he even combed her hair for the photos!)
We sang Happy Birthday and tried to teach her how to blow out her candles..haha..that was unsuccessful. She likes blowing fake candles though!
And then…it got messy!
TodayI, felt like crying when I looked back at all my daughter’s photos and saw how fast she’s grown!!! Ah, can somebody freeze time please!?!
I finally was able to compile ALL her photos from every month. Not the best job I could’ve done, but I’m happy with it. (Thanks to little baby garvin blog for the free chalkboard tiles!)
She just wouldn’t sit still during the 12 month photos. She was in a bad mood. Oh well! Here’s a better 12 month one: