June is almost about to end and that means I am supposed to start planning for Audrey's upcoming birthday in August! How time surely flies! I haven't even posted her 2nd birthday mini party yet, and here I am planning her 3rd! And to add to the fun, I will be preparing for Natalie's 1st birthday in September as well! (all my sentences have exclamation points now! I just can't believe it's that time of the year again haha :D)
I'm one of those moms (or people) who just happen to love DIY projects so if you are into this sort of thing, I hope this post will give you ideas. And if you're not, just read on and this might just amuse you :)
If you read my post on Audrey's First Birthday, our theme was Barnyard Fun. We came up with the theme based on Audrey's favorite at the time, which were animals. I looked online for ideas and finally came up with my list of props.
First was the mini barn. I asked for a big enough balikbayan box from my sister who had just come home from the States then and decided on the best design suitable for what I had (my architecture background came in handy hehe, but if you're not an architect, don't worry this ain't complicated ;) ).
|DIY arts and crafts projects will require a little (or a lot) of mess! haha!|
Here's the work station where I made the barn, painted the
wooden crate, and prepared the labels and stickers.
|I also made the Happy Birthday banderitas with colored construction paper.|
I printed out the letters and cut them out ONE.BY.ONE.
Not sure I'll want to do that again this year haha.
I did keep these banderitas for future use ;)
|The white wooden crate served as the "pig pen" and this basket housed our straw hat giveaways. |
The fruit crate was from the market and the basket from Divisoria.
Photos above by Catilo Photography and Lemarc Limosnero
|These were the photos I took of Audrey for her Save the Date |
and her Welcome Sign & Invite. Loved taking these pics! :)
|I made this Welcome Sign with the help of CorelDraw and Photoshop :)|
The "poem" was by yours truly as well :)
|I had fun coming up with a menu that was appropriate for our theme.|
The border colors on these labels were taken from our color motif of pink, aqua and light green.
|My DIY Thank You tags (for the giveaways).|
|I made Thank You stickers for the take home cupcakes and Audrey labels for|
the mini pots that we used for storing crayons.
Photos above by Catilo Photography
|And of course, there were DIY treats! :9 I made red velvet cupcakes|
with buttercream icing for the party!