Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's Talk the 1st Birthday - Decorations

Since I finally made a decision on a theme for this little shindig I am hosting in a month I've made a few decisions. I decided on what food we're going to serve, I decided on the cake, I've got the invitations thisclose to being finalized (which OMG I can't wait to show y'all, they are absafreakinglutely fantastic!), but that's about it. I am at a huge stalemate on what to do when it comes to decorations. I really don't want to spend much on decorations, since I really am trying to keep this all low-key and not turn it into some over the top event.

Because of all that, I think I have decided to limit the major indoor decorations to a bazillion balloons and crepe paper streamers! I've seen a bunch of balloon garlands like this one:

But lets be honest, that got to be a buttload of work, work that I do not want to undertake. So, I am thinking more along the lines of this:

From what I can tell in order to do this you need to either put a marble in the balloon before you blow it up using helium or just blow them up by mouth and hand upside down. We have REALLY tall ceilings in our living room/dining room, so unless I can convince Robert to climb up on the 12ft ladder and hand a bazillion balloons upside down, I might just to limit this to our kitchen nook/office where all the food will go. Man, that space is already pretty tight though, and these would look AMAZING hanging from our ceiling. Sigh, wish me luck on the ladder front.

I would also love to order a few of these bad boys:

Because, what's a party without 3ft balloons!?!

And I'm pretty sure it's required to have a giant, hot pink, number 1 balloon somewhere in the mix:

As for the streamers, I love the idea of making these ruffled ones

The tutorial seems pretty easy, I think I could just zone out in front of the sewing machine for a night and make a bunch.

I also like the idea of hanging a bunch as a backdrop for people to take pictures in front of, or even where we are planning on opening presents with Sadie:

Our mantle would be the perfect place and we could sit in front of it for present time.

I might have a bit of fabric left over from the invitations so I am considering doing a fabric bunting to go across the windows or even our front porch.

Pinking shears and hot glue would make this a no-sew job, which is always nice.

Ahhh, I am so excited!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see how everything turns out!

    Love the new blog look too!