Thursday, August 27, 2009

Birthday preparations

I don't know if I've mention before how much of a planner I am. I prefer to have every event, vacation, weekend planned down to the minute. Well, maybe I'm not that bad, but you get my point. For several weeks now, I have been planning Emma's 1st birthday party. Ok, ok, for months I have been planning Emma's birthday party. Or at least thinking about it.
I have FINALLY made some decisions and I though I might share them with you all, wonderful readers of the Emma blog.
Since her party will be ON Halloween, the party will be Halloween-esque. No ghost and goblins hanging from the ceiling, but we will acknowledge the holiday by using Halloween-y colors (purple, orange, and lime green) and the guests will be in costume (ADULTS INCLUDED). That is mainly because the Little Bitties don't have a big chance to wear their costumes and this party will be an excuse to wear it twice, and because I like to humiliate my family and friends and make them wear costumes! Clinton and I will also be in costume... yes, we have already picked them out. Yes, it is still August.
I have spent hours on my favorite website,, and Emma is going to have 2, count 'em... 1, 2... custom outfits. I doubt both will be worn at the party, but one will be used as her costume for trick or treating. I'll post pictures when I get them!

I have been working with some great vendors on etsy to make Emma's party super special and fun... I kind of want to keep it secret, but I CAN'T... here is the samples I got back for her party supplies....

Invitation Sample

Top- Favor Tag
Bottom- Cupcake Toppers (will be on sticks)

I hate to share my secrets, but...
these were made by a very nice lady, Jeniene, who worked with me to make everything exactly how I wanted it! Check out her etsy shop, Ciao Bambino
That's all I'm going to share for now... there's so much more to come! My baby is going to be ONE!


  1. SOOOO Cute!!! I have to warn you in advance I have to work all day on Halloween and the day after. For some reason SW thought it was a good idea to have Inventory every year on Halloween (technically November 1st). :( I will figure out a great costume for Scott!

  2. So, So, So, cute. I too am a planner. Dailee will not be one until March but I'm already thinking about what we are going to do.

    I told Michael that we had to have her 3 parties since we are so spread out. He didn't like that idea too much.