Friday, August 6, 2010

Party Planning

On Tuesday my little man will be one year old....tear. The thought of it makes me want to cry by eyes out, but seeing as that is neither practical nor normal, I have been keeping myself busy planning this birthday bash.

Eli LOVES "Yo Gabba Gabba." Really. I have no earthy idea why, but I don't really care either because it gives me quiet time in the car and 20 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning.

When I first started planning the party, I was going to have a western theme. We even bought a wagon. While I was looking through the catalog to make my order, Eli turned the page. As fate would have it, Yo Gabba Gabba stared back at him. I kid you not, he start waving his arms around and clapping. So ended the western theme.

Here are a few ideas for my new theme:

This is a picture I stole from another blog and have used for inspiration during my planning. I hope the cartoon theme will be as classy as the example above.

I thought the local party store would carry the Yo Gabba Gabba supplies, but I was wrong. So, on Wednesday I had to have the paper products and balloons rush shipped. I spent more on the mailing than I did on the products...oh what we do for our kids!
I picked this shirt up for Eli on Wednesday, and was able to get the matching bib as well.

While our guests will be eating multi-colored cupcakes (see inspiration) Eli will enjoy his very own Brobee cake!

I can't get the banner Eric designed or the invitation to load correctly, but I'll take some pictures with my camera and post them later....gosh I love Party Planning.


  1. Hi, my name is Karen from
    I wanted stop by and introduce myself. I came along your blog and I truly enjoyed it.. and i will be back to visit again..
    Hope you get a chance to stop by me some time soon..
    God Bless you and your family.

  2. Just thought I'd let you know that I'M BACK! I've started writing again, although I have a lot of catching up to do since it's been quite a while since hte last time i put up a blog. And I cant believe lil man is about to be 1! It seems like only yesterday... :) And it IS normal to cry when he turns might be correct that it isnt practical but it IS normal! :)