Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Obsession of the Week

Cati's birthday is in 82 days, which means her party is in 80 days. The party will have ballerinas because tutus have been such a defining thing of Cati's first year. I want to display all the monthly tutu pictures I've taken of her; that's my special way of honoring the journey Cati has made from infant to toddler. At first I wanted to do an afternoon party but after much consideration it's going to be more of a mid-morning party. You see, Cati's party is going to be done on Alex's birthday and I don't want the whole day spent celebrating her. Although Alex doesn't mind, I do. Birthdays are important to me and I want to make sure he gets his own little celebration. Plus, it's cheaper for us to do a party earlier in the day than later and Cati is in her best mood between 11am and 3:30pm (meaning: she's awake and all smiles during that time).

With all that said, the theme for Cati's party is Tutus and Tea and the colors are pink, brown/cream, and teal. I'm so excited that I've started working on small projects. I've made my list of things to do and buy and I even drew out sketches of how I want certain things to look. Alex laughs at my "famous sketches" as he calls them, but I'm a visual person and it helps me to get all my ideas down on paper. Everything looks really cute! My plan is to work on small things now so that everything will be done come February and I can spend the week of her birthday in the kitchen baking for the party. I'll give you more details as the party gets closer but for now I leave you with a picture of my first party project:
Pom Poms
For instructions on how to make the pom poms go here.


Alexandria said...

Wow, February is around the corner! I bet things will be super cute. What I'm really curious to know is if you will be making Cati's birthday cake, and if so, what kind of cake will it be???

Stephanie said...

No plans to make her cake. I want to get her a really small two tier round cake.

breedwoman said...

OMG so excited to see this~