Lainey’s 1st Birthday Inspiration Ideas

Okay, so Lainey’s 1st Birthday isn’t until September, but it’s my first child and I love to plan things so why not start now!  Here are a few ideas I have….

My inspiration for the theme I got from here: http://blog.hwtm.com/2012/06/chevron-polka-dot-first-birthday-party-ideas/

I just love the colours!

So for the cake I really like the chevron cake with polka dots. However, since I don’t want to go way over board and do a 3-tier cake, I think 2-tier would be perfect with a foam tier for the top. Otherwise I think I might have a lot of left overs.

chevron-birthday-cake-polka-dots    For the bottom tier, I was thinking Pink, with White chevron stripes.

The top tier would be White, with a Yellow quatrefoil and the letter would be Blue.

Then I chose to maybe put a Blue peony flower like I made for Crystal’s

wedding cake.

Then I found out online how to make ruffled streamers!
How cute are these.  a4http://www.danamadeit.com/2011/05/tutorial-ruffled-streamers.html  I think I’ll do two coloured ones.  Maybe Pink/Blue, and a Blue/Yellow.

Here are some other ideas I had:

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Then what would a 1st Birthday for a girl with out a tutu!  I’m planning to make her a Blue and Pink fluffy tutu.
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Lainey’s Nursery

So after all my nursery projects, I think I’m finally done (well at least for now 🙂 ).  Here are a few pictures of her nursery with some DIY projects I did.  It wasn’t until after I finished them that I realized I should have done a how to.  Oh well, I’m sure I’ll have many more.

Now please keep in mind I’m terrible at taking photos.  I took a ton of photos and wasn’t really impressed with them.  But, I decided they were good enough.  I think next time I’ll get some pointers from my sister (or maybe get her help 🙂 ).

So before Lainey was born I bought an african/jungle animals bedding set.  It was more on the boyish side as both my husband and I swore we were having a boy.  Then I thought well if we have a girl how am I going to make the nursery more “girly” and get pink in there.  I honestly didn’t think the pink would go that nicely with the bedding.  But I think it works.  Here are a couple pictures of her room:

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I’ve seen tons of neat word collages all over Pinterest so I thought that would be a neat idea to add to her room.  It’s hard to see in these pictures.  I think I’ll have to take another picture so you can see the details.  The lyrics to ‘ You are my Sunshine’ as a subway art collage.  I love how it turned out!

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The pink minky dot change pad cover was another DIY project I did.  These are so easy and look so cute.  I can’t wait to make more.  They are perfect baby shower gifts!  I also have a espresso brown one too that goes with the room.  Then to add a little more pink to the room, I added satin bows to the baskets.

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I got these boxed frames from Michaels.  Then I went online to look for baby animal images that would be easy enough to make with cardstock paper.  I will have to take another picture from the other angle to show off the cute elephant.  And then the middle frame, my sister made for Lainey out of pink buttons of all sizes.

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…. still to come pictures of her crib.  Little miss was playing in there while I took the other pictures.  Such a cutie.

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