Here are some images from Reeves' 1st birthday party last year. Lots of color, lots of sweets and lots of fun! Hopefully, this year will be a continuation of that!...but even better....cause you know, you have to try to outdo yourself on each party. :) Plus, if I'm honest with myself, this last party is looking a little less than stellar to me now. I think we can do even better this year. :)
Here's the little Birthday Boy stinker yesterday in my studio(no, umm, that's not a filthy studio you see there). Boy, do I love that
I am superexcited and inspired by this year's theme(yes, I am totally and hopelessly a theme gal)! I love the idea of Carnival birthday parties. SO many ideas you can build on for a party. Plus, who doesn't love a carnival....the funnel cakes, the cotton candy, the POPCORN, the games, the prizes...I could go on and on.
But, what I really wanted for this carnival themed party this year was something softer.....more vintage. Perhaps, I'm not yet ready for my little one to go from "baby" to "little boy" just yet, so I'm clinging to those soft "baby" colors....or maybe the "girl" in me just loves the whole pastel palette and is dying to use it in a party!! hmmm....
Anywho, I put together these inspiration boards back in March and I still love them just as much as the day I created them! My idea is a Vintage Carnival done Coney Island style with the influence of the boardwalk and the beaches of the 1940's. I love the idea of the Coney Island Amusement park combined with the softness of the beach resort that came with it. I see big cabana stripes, saltwater taffy colors and total vintage appeal. The gorgeous colors in all of the artwork in these photos really describe the feel I'm shooting for.
So, this week is the absolute deadline I've set for myself to get photos done of Reeves for the party invitation. BUT, I can't just snap a cute photo of my litte one just ANYWHERE or with just ANY prop....Noooooooo.....not me....I gotta make it super time consuming and
I got the outfit done for the invitation photo over the weekend. I wanted softer colors and I loved the idea of a tie and suspenders with flat front trousers, kinda newsboy 1940's looking. I think it's going to be supercute and I can't wait to see how my little cutie looks in it and how all the colors of the props look in the finished setup! Wish me luck! We're having some amazing weather right now, so that's defnitely in my favor this week!
I'll be back with more sneak peeks as I really get rolling with the planning.