I am working on getting ready for my daughter's 3rd birthday on Saturday. I have chosen a garden theme. I love doing different party themes, not based around characters. Last year when my daughter turned two, I chose a bumble bee party. My husband asked, "Do you have to always do a theme? Don't you think it is over the top?" I think it comes from when I went to design school, I was taught you need to have a concept to proceed with a design, and from there it just flows. Yes, I need a theme, and Yes I am going to take it to the tenth degree.
I have been lucky to have a good friend Marlis whose daughter is 2 months older than my daughter. The past two years, she has let me borrow decorations from her for my party themes. She had decorated her nursery for her kids in a bumblee bee theme, so she had fabulous decorations that I utilized last year.
This year her daughter had a Pinkalicious party. She always throws a great party that could be featured in Martha Stewart magazine. She made darling pink pom poms, flower paper decorations and so much more. I had already thought of my theme a couple months before. (It is a sickness). Right after the party she gave me stuff from the Pinkalicious party and from a butterfly party she threw for her daughter a previous year. I am so grateful to have fabulous decorations for the party. I took the paper flowers she made and put them in terra cotta pots with fun pink crinkle paper. Here they are waiting for the party. I am going to put orange centers - my colors for the party pink and orange.
Stay tuned, I will be sure to share photos from the party.