I will say that Rainie was a little bit of inspiration to me. She has been planning Talon's party pretty much since he was born. She is NOT a procrastinator (I guess that title is reserved for me.) So - about 6 weeks before her birthday, when Rainie literally had everything completely done for Talon's Carnival Party - I thought I better get started. And, crafting - I did.
I will say....I had a LOT of party inspirations:
The TomKat Studio
You will say - I pretty much re-created all my favorites from all my inspirations. I was definitely laughed at with my spreadsheet-ing and lists and crafts. But, that's okay. It was fun. And you only turn 1 - once...right??!!
|Welcome to the Party!!|
|Aren't these adorable!!! Thanks Ash for making them!!!|
|Ribbon Topiary made especially for the day.|
|Ribon/Picture garland...it's now hanging in Charlie's room.|
|This is a VERY popular design for the cake. Thanks a.Party Style for the idea. But, most importantly - thanks to my Aunt Renee's friend Diane for making the cutest cake ever!|
|Yummmmmmmy Cookies. The Cookie Bar.|
|Closer picture of the cookie bar.|
|Take home bags made from Brady's lunch sacks that I had laying around.|
|More cookies. Some bought - some homemade. All delicious!|
|Isn't this so true?|
|My HB Banner made for Charlie. I love these darn banners!|
|The birthday girl and her super cute Etsy dress.|
|Awwww....no crying at your party!|
|Ready for sleep....cookie coma.|
Thank you to everyone for making this such a great birthday. It's the very last 1st birthday that I will plan and boy oh boy did I have fun planning.......and eating the cookies!