One day, when my son was around five or six months old, it dawned on me that I would soon have to enter the world of children’s birthday parties. I had never been part of organising one and other than those I’d been a part of as a child, I hadn’t even attended many.
This post is two months overdue! But seeing as today is MY birthday, perhaps it is an appropriate day to (finally!) write about – or rather share through photos – what I did for my son’s first birthday party.
Being a novice, I decided to keep the theme relatively simple, especially since my husband and I had decided to invite all of our family and closest friends as well. It thus wasn’t a ‘kids’ party’ in the true sense, but did give me an insight into what my son’s next few birthdays could possibly entail!
Initially I wanted to do just a colour theme and after some pondering, the colours of most infant toys – primary red, yellow and blue – are what I decided to go with. Such happy colours!
As I began exploring invitation card options and came across many ‘our little pirate’ or ‘our little butterfly’ themed cards, I suddenly knew that I wanted to also include stars in the theme. Our son is, after all, our little star!
Here are some pictures of the red, yellow and blue star themed birthday party:
An idea is nothing without effective and timely execution and I am indeed very lucky to be surrounded by extremely talented friends and family who helped me turn my ideas (on the invitation, decorations, cake, take-home gifts and photography for the day) into reality. Almost everything was made either by me or someone I personally know and that’s what made the day extra special. If you are from Bangalore and would like more details about any of the ‘execute-ers’ please do leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you.
This undertaking has also re-introduced me to the world of crafting after many, many years. Who knows, it might just become a hobby I end up exploring further! I did, after all, really enjoy making that birthday banner and those strings of stars…..