Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thank God First Birthday Parties Only Happen Once.

There's a reason for this. Why, you ask? Well because there are Crazy Mommies out there, much like myself, who insist on spending hours making eight "Pain In The Ass Tissue Poms" and returning 3 orders of gumballs because each gumball wasn't the correct size to fit inside the wooden circus carts that will flank the dessert table. 

Hours of one's life spent folding, poofing and tissue-ing. Hours of one's life that they may never get back. Returning order after order of gumballs that no one is going to eat mind you, but are merely for decoration. 

And I don't even want to talk about having to hand cut the damn cupcake topper circles by hand because buying the correct paper punch was an entire fiasco in itself. 

Damn you Marth Stewart and your crafty ways. Damn you Etsy and your easy access to only a million and two carnival and circus themed thingamabobs.

And damn you Pinterest, for constantly filling my head with new ideas by the minute. 

Banners and buntings and toppers, Oh My! Has anyone seen my sanity?

Happy Tuesday, Loyals. Thanks SO much for all of the photog and business love on my previous post. I can't even begin to tell you how much you've inflated my tiny little photog head. I could kiss each and every one of you on the mouth.

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  1. I have a feeling this will be me in about a week.

    GL getting everything done! It will be simply amazing!

  2. I'm getting anxious to see all of this come together and see how AMAZING it is!! I was so crazy about the twins 1st birthday that I forgot to take their 12 month sticker pictures :(

  3. Oh, those dang wooden carts!! Help is on the way!!

  4. Oh, those dang wooden carts!! Help is on the way!

  5. Oh, those dang wooden carts!! Help is on the way!

  6. Can't wait to see the finished product! C is one lucky ducky!

    P.S- Will you plan MY birthday party???

  7. Totally understand your frustration re: cupcake topper circles. Had to go to JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels no less than 5 times to finally realize that they don't sell the appropriate size. The cutter exists online at scrapbook stores (for the next time!?). These trips wouldn't be complete without bringing my twins in and out of the store and people of course not offering to help us with the doors. Maybe it is just a Maryland thing.

  8. I bet it's going to be awesome. And our poor second kids! We have to remind each other to gut it out and plan the same parties!

  9. O the hunt for a paper punch.. Im pretty sure I went to every craft store in this county.

  10. I am finding Pinterest to be quite dangerous. Must.stop.pinning...

  11. Just started on the cupcake toppers & banner.. I think my cricut is seriously worth it's weight in gold!! Too bad i had to hand cut the invitations, though. That little machine can do a lot, but not everything! Praying I don't burn it out by the end of the month. Cannot wait to see how everything turns out for you!!


  12. I'm going to be right there with you next week. And I'm totally dreading it. It was so much easier before I was elbow-deep in blogland's first birthday bonanza pics and stories. I seriously held L's first bday at Chuck E. Freakin' Cheese.


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