We just got back from our trip to Orlando, where there was 8 of us. It was as tiring as it was wonderful! JD loved everything …but that’s for another post.
Joshua’s party on the 14th was a success. I’m not sure how but at the end evertyhing that it was on my mind was tranfered into reality.
I was having a hard time deciding on a theme until the day a friend sent me an email with a link from a party featured at www.casamenteiras.com.br and I fell in love with the sailor theme they had on.
From there I started planning his party. Inspiration came from everywhere, from blogs (like thepartydress.net, thetomkatstudio.com, marthstewart.com) to clothes (the color scheme came from this shirt that I got at Target a while ago) but my main worry was staying on or under my budget. I had to do a lot of things myself, waited until after 4th of July so I could by the things with a reduced price and did a lot of shopping online. I was able to get great deals from stores like Party City to websites like orientaltrading.com.
With theme and color set I started hunting down all the Homegoods, Tj Maxx, Marshall’s and Dollar Tree in my area for everything nautical (thank you to Joyce and Juliana for enduring them). And oh boy…did I find them.
We decided to have the party at our church instead of our house because it was just too many people to have it in our house in a hot summer day – if you live in NYC and have no central AC you will know what I mean :).
I just loved how all turned out. I had lots of help from my friends and family ( mom and brother that flew in from Brazil were so helpful!!!!!)
The photos were taken by the best photographer I know Pam Rodrigues http://www.facebook.com/#!/pamylaphotos
you’ll see a few bad ones that were taken by me with my old camera
My friend Carol http://www.facebook.com/#!/walkercarolina?ref=ts made the cupcakes and the boat shaped cookies. THANK YOU!!!!They were so yummy!!!!!
And now without further ado…. The result:
I used the 3 feet baloons instead and paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling
One of the walls were covered with paper towel – believe me you couldn’t tell – origami and pinwheels. And it came out better that I ever imagined.
I just loved how it all came together. Thank you so much to everyone that came and were a part of our baby’s 1st year celebration.