We aren’t doing one of those big ole first birthday bashes. Whomp-whomp! But, we did order super-cute-&-fancy invites from Minted!
Nothing against 1st birthday parties. I think they are great, fun (so much fun!) and cute (deep down, I think I’d love to have one). We just want to keep it small and intimate. We have a huge circle of friends; my side-prehubby, hubby’s side-prewifey, blended friends, industry friends, my family, his family, co-worker friends from before Be Pretty… you get the drift, the guest list easily creeps up there. We had a huge blowout for our gender reveal and as wonderful as it was, John and I barely got to soak up the moment together. It’s also the hype of wedding and portrait season, so my schedule has been too busy to even plan anything outrageous. So… little + cute it will be.
That being said, his family from Atlanta will be traveling in town, my sister & brother in law and our neighborhood friends will be joining us. Less than 20 people including kiddos and wee-little-babies! 🙂 We’re going with a *winter wonderland* theme. He’s a December baby and all of our Christmas decor will be up… so very little effort on my part! 🙂 We are catering in food, we’ll have a cake and of course a drink station… I might convince my brother in law to dress like a snowman, but other than that… it’ll be allllll fun and games. Now… just watch me go nuts with the little details that I promised myself I wouldn’t get into!
Here’s the invite that I ordered from Minted! I took a holiday card and altered it a bit and made it a first birthday card! I’ve always ordered our holiday cards, birth announcements, stationary, etc. from there and I’m always pleased by the graphics, quality and price points.
Here’s my cute little (almost!!!) ONE (omg!!!) year old!
OK ladies!!! Give me some fun *winter wonderland* ideas!
* front + back *
I did more of a custom back using the pictures that I take each month of him… not that creative, but if you like this card for your family, then make sure to check out their gorgeous back options! 🙂 Lots to select from!
Top photo by: Terra Bailey Photography