I do want to share a few things...a few details...and i guess the best way is through photos.
Aj's Birthday was December 15th. I wanted a small intimate gathering with immediate family and friends...and that is what we did. The planning process was easy, since i knew i wanted something to show off his FIRST YEAR of life....and since i had taken a photo of him every month on his Month-Birthday....i knew i wanted to incorporate all the pictures. I googled and came up with the theme "One year in a flash".
I purchased the cards on ETSY from a seller MamaMoonlights! She was awesome. She even custom designed the card to match my theme exactly. Here is the finished product.
I was pretty happy with the results! I printed them at Walmart.com and only spent 8.00!!! Between the invite and the printing i only spent $24, which was pretty good---considering it is a custom design.Walmart did an OK job with printing, but the real work was the actual invite...so i was ok with the print job. We didn't get it on photopaper, but on cardstock, which i recommend. Gives it a finished look. I would recommend going this route if you want something done to look pretty close to professional. It was a fast turn around too! I got the invites in the mail within 5 days...so it was pretty painless.
I wanted to keep things simple and plain, since it was going to be held at my Father's house. I didn't want to go over board with decorating, since it wasn't my home, and it turned out pretty fantastic.
I did however hire a photographer (i found on craigslist) to photograph the event...and honestly, it was the best money i've ever spent. She captured the party perfectly and I am so happy that i hired her!!
Here are some shots of the day/night:
Anywhos! What has everyone else been up to? I've been keeping up with my reading, just not updating. Please post a comment to let me know you are all still there (all 22 of you!).
Soon i'm going to be posting about my new hobby, photography! I will show you how i took Aj's valentines day photos for under $1! :)