Lil'D's First Birthday Planning

Lil' D will be one years old in 11 short weeks. Initially I said we would forgo having a soiree and just go on a trip. Well I decided to do both, D will plan the trip and I will plan the party. In the last two days, I've planned and purchased most of the decor elements for the party, got the invites printed, contracted with a photog for her photo shoot, and I contacted the rental company. Now I just have to clean my house. URRGGHH! I need a chef, a driver, and a maid. 


I changed my mind about the theme for the party like 4 times. I finally decided on a theme that I subconsciously have had in my head for a few years. Three or four years ago on one of my many trips to the thirft store I found a couple of rubber ducky vases, see picture below, that I have yet to use for an event.


 Here is front side of her invitation. I decided to do it up and get a pocketfold invite from Cardsand Pockets -- yeah real elaborate for a first birthday, but hey either you do it all the way or not at all. You know?! The invitation design is from Etsy Merchant schavez


I needed a shopping fix, so I went to my favorite store in the Garment District and purchased four appliques to create headbands for Lil' D. Her older ones are now too small or too big. Since she doesn't have earrings I wanted some pieces that were very ornate. Look below to see what I got.


Bought the little one a high chair from Ikea today, the cheap $19.99 one here. Hope we don't have any accidents. With all the bells and whistles it came to about $30. If I wasn't so lazy I would have went on a scavenger hunt to various thirft stores for a solid wood high chair, similar to the ones in restaurants. But I'm too beat.

Sorry this post is all over the place. I just have a lot on my mind.